Previous reports have suggested that Samsung is speeding up the development of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, by using the agile development methodology.
Samsung is also sweetening the pot for anyone who switches from an iPhone 4S or newer. However, in the case of the recently released Galaxy Note 5, Samsung did make an exception by launching the flagship phablet a couple of months earlier in order to gain a first mover advantage over Apple's upcoming iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September.
The device on the benchmark test results may be the long rumored Samsung Galaxy A9.
Not every USA carrier is participating, however: AT&T users will have to sit this promotion out. The functionality is also reportedly extending to budget Samsung Galaxy smartphones as well. In fact, it has raised the bar so high that when the Samsung Galaxy S5 came out previous year with very little improvements from the Galaxy S4, it became Samsung's biggest undoing.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset or Samsung's own Exynos M1 / 8890 SoC. The Galaxy S7 will be available in two variants - a flat model and a curved-edge version similar to Galaxy S6 Edge.
Make sure the battery is charged to at least 50% and storage has enough memory space. Sprint is the only major carrier in the USA left that has not released Lollipop's final update yet. Once through, the user can just disconnect the Galaxy S4 and reboot it in Recovery mode. In other words, they will pay your monthly phone bill for the next 3 months.
According to an Android Central report, users of AT&T-driven Galaxy S6/S6 Edge handsets can check out Android 5.1.1 in the form of a 660MB-sized file. Now, Samsung is saying it will take care of those monthly payments until 2016 if you buy a new Galaxy phone between now and October,9.