And the GSMA Smartphone of the year award goes to (drum-rolls) “Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge“! The GSMA Global Mobile Awards may not be as big as the Academy Awards but it is still a huge deal for smartphone manufacturer and tech geeks who have an eye for the best of the mobile technology. And you know what else is a huge deal? Bagging the award for two consecutive years in a row. Samsung has done it again this year as well with the Galaxy S7 Edge and now they must be happy after all the hardships they have been through due to the Note 7 Fiasco.
According to the company, the Galaxy S7 Edge was recognized for its “refined design”, advanced camera and an overall outstanding performance. The smartphone was crowned in the Best Mobile Handsets and devices category which had some other tough competitions from the competitors. And when we say tough competition, we are talking about the smartphones on the lines of iPhone 7 Plus from Apple, Google Pixel XL from Google, Huawei P9 from Huawei and Moto Z from Motorola.
Junho Park Vice President of Global Product Strategy, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics stated that they are honored to be recognized for their craftsmanship in design and innovation with the Galaxy S7 edge. He also stated that this award is a testament to their constant pursuit of excellence as they continue to exceed consumers’ expectations through revolutionary mobile technology. Indeed the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a great device.
As mentioned earlier, this win makes it two consecutive victories for the smartphone as last year also the S7 Edge got the award. It was not surprising since the Galaxy S7 Edge held up well during the tough times with the Note 7 as well. In fact, many users opted in for the Galaxy S7 Edge as the Note 7 phablet was exploding out in the wild. Also, it is not really surprising to see that Samsung has nominated the last year’s variant instead of the S8 or the S8+, obviously because the company decided to push the launch date. This eventually proves that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge both are still great smartphones and anyone can buy them today without having to worry about anything.
Having said that, let us know what do you think about this and would you consider buying the S7 or the S7 Edge now, given that the S8 is just around the corner? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such info.