The next few months will play host to the 2016 CES and MWC events, and the dates draw further closer, news about the upcoming flagships has started taking the internet by storm.
The latest leaks suggest that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and its brother Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will sport different screen sizes. These leaks were made available by Shai Mizrachi via Twitter and surprisingly, this is the same person who leaked the diagram of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The upcoming Galaxy S7 will be a little smaller than the Galaxy S7 Edge with the former sporting a smaller 5.2-inch display while the latter coming with a larger 5.5-inchdisplay. When compared to last year’s model, Galaxy S6, this year’s model is a little bigger, and it makes total sense given that last year’s models were all of the same display size.
Another revelation that comes from these leaks is that the rear of the new phones will be similar to what we already have with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as Galaxy S6 Edge+. Regarding build material, it is likely that Samsung will stick with the combination of metal, glass just like with the S6 model, and as a result, the curved rear of the Galaxy S7 will ensure that handling it is a lot easier.
It seems that the days of IR blaster are numbered given the rate at which the feature has been dropped by major OEMs in the recent years. Samsung is also doing the same with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Other expected Galaxy S7 specs
As opposed to the leaked dimensions of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy flagships, the news about the internals of this phone has yet to be confirmed. Nonetheless, major sites are of the view that the South Korean tech giant will equip the Samsung Galaxy S7 with a QHD Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 820 chipset for USA and China or Exynos 8890 for Asia and Europe, a RAM of 4GB, onboard storage of 32GB and 64GB, with support for microSD card coming back.
With photography, Samsung will jump from the 16MP rear snapper it used in its 2015 flagships to a 20MP snapper made by Sony. The camera will support OIS as well as phase detection auto-focus.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will come with the same QHD Super AMOLED screen, but this one is a dual-curved version. The same will happen as far as processors and RAM are concerned. Even though the Galaxy S7 Edge will come with the same onboard storage capacities as the two variants of the S7, the former will not support expandable memory like the latter. The S7 Edge also comes with a 20MP Sony camera with the same capabilities as the Galaxy S7.
We expect to see both Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge unveiled during the MWC 2016 event that will commence on February 22. The main release will follow shortly afterwards, maybe a few days or weeks untilMarch 2016. If this materializes, it will be the same release date as last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Some people were pissed off when Samsung removed the microSD card support from Galaxy S6 series. These are the people the company wants to recapture with this new device. Whether having no support for expandable storage on the S7 Edge will have a positive effect on the phone’s sales is yet to be seen. Only time will tell.
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