This spring, Samsung will release the seventh generation Galaxy S flagship and everyone is curious to know what new features will be added and if it is worth the wait, or if the manufacturer will disappoint its fans and the Galaxy S7 won’t live up to their expectations.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Galaxy S6 was the biggest surprise in 2016, being considered one of the best Android smartphones, not only because Samsung has managed to build a very powerful processor which has obtained better scores in benchmarks than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810, or Apple’s A9, in the multi-core tests. The Galaxy S6 is powered by an Exynos 7 Octa 7420 octa core processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57) which offers a smooth experience along with the Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 3GB of RAM. With this hardware configuration, you can play the most intensive 3D video games or render HD video files and switch between RAM-heavy applications with any problem.
The screen has a size of 5.1-inch and it uses the usual Super AMOLED technology, but the resolution has been upgraded to QHD and now, the Galaxy S6 offers an impressive pixel density of 577 ppi, so the images are vibrant and very sharp. In 2016, the flagship will be upgraded to Android Marshmallow, but for now, it runs on 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The rear camera has retained the resolution of 16MP, but Samsung has improved the software and equipped it with features such as OIS, autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, Auto HDR and 4K video recording, but the front camera supports now 5MP, so your selfies will look pretty awesome. Also, you’ll upload your pics very fast, thanks to the LTE capability.
Samsung Galaxy S7
The successor is expected to feature a slightly larger screen of 5.2-inch with a 4K resolution, while other rumors suggest that Samsung is working on a pressure-sensitive display that will be similar to Apple’s 3D Touch technology from the iPhone 6S. As for the processor, it is rumored that the Galaxy S7 will be released with the Exynos 8 Octo 8890 CP U with 4GB of RAM in some regions, while in other parts of the world will reach the model with the Snapdragon 820 quad core processor that will hold also 4GB of RAM.
The rear camera will be upgraded to 20MP and will support 4K video capture at 60fps, which will allow you to record slow motion footages. Also, likewise Microsoft’s Lumia 950 smartphone, the Galaxy S7 might come with a Retina scanner integrated into the front camera. This way, instead of tapping on the fingerprint scanner, you’ll be able to unlock your device just by looking at the eye scanner.