After its big bang Galaxy S8 launch, Samsung has announced a mediocre budget device called the Galaxy Feel. The device is up for pre-booking in Japan on NTT DoCoMo site, and the sales are expected to begin sometime in the middle of June. There is no word on pricing as of yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Feel has been made available in White, Pink, and Black colour variants. The fingerprint sensor is situated underneath the Home Button in the front, and it seems to sport a glass back with metal edges. The volume buttons sit on the left edge and the power button on the right edge. There’s a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack seen at the bottom edge of the device.
The pre-booking listing has let the specifications out of the bag, and the Samsung Galaxy Feel runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software. It sports a 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super AMOLED screen, and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM.
Talking about optics, the Samsung Galaxy Feel sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats. As for internal storage, the smartphone offers 32GB of space. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, and Bluetooth version 4.2.
The Samsung Galaxy Feel’s dimensions measure at 138x67x8.3mm, and the smartphone weighs 149 grams. It also sports dust and water resistance with an IP6X rating. It packs a 3000mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 170 hours of standby time and supports quick charging. The company claims that the phone will fully charge in 110 minutes.
Last month, Andy Rubin posted an image on Twitter that suggested that the company might be working on some sort of wide angle camera lens. As the new teaser image also indicates the presence of a rather large camera lens, the Essential smartphone can possibly offer 360-degree video recording.
To recall, the upcoming smartphone from Essential was reportedly spotted at GFXBench as well. As per the spotted listing, the smartphone would run on Android 7.0 Nougat and will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Notably, the Essential smartphone has been confirmed to run Android as operating system.
The benchmark hinted that the Essential FIH-PM1, expected to be the bezel-less phone, will feature 4GB of RAM and come with 16GB storage. It was further said to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera alongside an 8-megapixel front camera. The screen resolution of the handset was listed as 1312×2560 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Feel
|Release date||May 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||138.00 x 67.00 x 8.30|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||White, Black, Pink|
|Screen size (inches)||4.70|
|Operating System||Android 7.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|