Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7

Samsung unveiled Galaxy S6 in 2015 and despite the phone enjoying a better success spell than what the previous Samsung Galaxy S5 did, last year’s flagship did not live up to the expectations of the South Korean tech giant.

As a result, pressure is still on the company as this year kicks off; a year that will see the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come to light. Samsung has to do all it can to stand out of the pack, given that more and more manufacturers are coming in with a lot better devices at even much lower prices.

With the phone’s expected release date fast approaching, rumors suggest that the next generation of Samsung Galaxy series smartphones will come with a number of quite interesting features. In fact, reports are that the two Galaxy S7 flagships will come with a feature that the iPhone users are dying to have on their gadgets.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to come with impressively larger battery units

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge came in with the same screen size of 5.1 inches. However, the two were of different battery capacities, with the former being powered by a 2,550mAh unit while the latter features a 2,600mAh unit.

On the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus come with battery units of 1,715mAh and 2,750mAh respectively. Even though there is a rumor that the next iPhone 7S Plus will feature a 3,100mAh battery unit, this might not happen until 2017.

Many have complained of the poor battery life they get with heavy usage of the Galaxy S6 models and as a result Samsung seems to be making amends with the new release of the Galaxy S7. It has been revealed that the two flagships will feature impressive battery units where the S7 will have a 3,000mAh and the S7 Edge will have a 3,600mAh pack. However, there is still no room for replaceable battery units in the next set of high end Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Apple fans are very excited about the prospects of having a longer battery life with the larger 3,100mAh battery unit on next year’s model, which makes having a similarly larger battery unit on this year’s Samsung models a big takeaway. Apple introduced Live Photos with iOS 9; a feature that many believe is such a huge battery hog. In addition, the availability of 4K recording capabilities means that a lot of battery power is being consumed.

A gamble for Samsung

Even though many users of Android devices have been crying or rather bawling over the fact that many devices have poor performing battery units, stepping up the size of these units will not guarantee direct success for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. In fact, it should be noted that Motorola once tried doing this with its Droid Turbo 2, offering a battery unit that can last up to 2 days with heavy to moderate usage, but success did not come its way as expected, especially with respect to iPhone to Android migration.

Other expected features

Cast away battery issues, Samsung’s new set of devices will also come with a set of new features, among them the return of the microSD card slot as well as a water and dust resistance rated at IP67. As mentioned earlier, last year’s models of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were of the same screen size thanks to the fact that Samsung also unveiled a larger Galaxy S6 Edge+.

This will not be the case this year as word has it that the tech giant will only roll out two models – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – where the latter will feature a larger screen size of 5.5 inches.

As far as other specs are concerned, Samsung is said to be looking at an S7 with a 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage for the base model, a Snapdragon 820 CPU and a QHD display of 1440 by 2560 pixels resolution. There is even news that we might see a much bigger 20MP snapper on the rear, but this will have to wait until somewhere in February before we can ascertain the truth in it.