Samsung Galaxy S7 mini release date, specs news: 'mini' flagship variant tipped to go against iPhone SE

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Samsung is apparently not going to let itself lose against Apple. With the Cupertino-based company set to bring back the smaller iPhone with the upcoming release of the long rumored iPhone SE smartphone, the South Korean tech giant may also release a “mini” version of their newest flagship, the Galaxy S7 series to go against Apple’s smaller device.

According to a report by Sam Mobile, a report coming from Taiwan claimed to have known Samsung’s plans to release a “mini” version of the new Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone. To recall, the tech giant had released “mini” variants of its smartphones, but as for its flagship series, the last series that saw a “mini” variant was the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 flagship was also rumored to have a “mini” variant, but the device never saw the light of day.

According to the report, Samsung will be releasing a Galaxy S7 mini smartphone to compete with the 4-incher iPhone SE that Apple is expected to release next week. The rumored Galaxy S7 mini, while called as such, does not come as “mini” in terms of specs.

The Galaxy S7 mini is expected to sport a 4.6-inch displaybigger than what is expected from the iPhone SE, which is only at 4 incheswith a 720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution. It is expected to run on either the new Snapdragon 820 or the Exynos 8890 chipset, probably depending on the region the device would sell in. It is expected to pack 3 GB of RAM, sport a 12-megapixel main rear camera, and a build that is only 9.9 mm thin.

Apple is expected to release its iPhone SE during a company event on March 22.