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Samsung Galaxy S7 mini might use Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 SoCs

Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini was canceled but Galaxy S7 mini might come out after all
Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini render
Although the Galaxy S6 family did not get a mini handset, it looks like the Galaxy S7 lineup might soon get a new member, namely the 4.6-inch Galaxy S7 mini.

Those used to see mini variants of Samsung's flagships were disappointed to see the South Korean company skipping the Galaxy S6 mini. Fortunately, it looks like the rumors concerning the imminent launch of a compact iPhone pushed Samsung to bring back the mini and to prepare a small Galaxy S7.

According to industry insiders, the Galaxy S7 mini will launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Samsung's Exynos 8890 Octa SoC. That would turn the 4.6-inch handset into a very potent smartphone for gamers, since its resolution is expected to be quite low - only 1,280X720 pixels, thus allowing better framerates when compared to the other Galaxy S7 models that use QHD screens.

In addition to the above, the Galaxy S7 mini is also expected to feature 3 GB RAM and a 12 MP main camera, all inside a package thinner than 0.39 inches. This handset should come out loaded with Android Marshmallow, but everything should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. We will get back to the Galaxy S7 mini as soon as we hear anything new, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-15 (Update: 2016-03-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.