Samsung Galaxy S7: Speculations on Release Date, Specs, Features, and Price

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Samsung Electronics Co. is known for unleashing super smartphone models in tandem with the competitive market that has seen recently debuted phones such as iPhone 6S and 6S Plus rocking the market.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and its variants arrival stirred up the market with their sleek designs as well as their fantastic and amazing features. Rumors have emerged that the South Korean giant manufacturer is up to something to unveil Samsung Galaxy S6’s successor to be dubbed Samsung Galaxy S7. The anticipated flagship will roll out with its variant S7 Edge and as usual, there is a lineup of expected changes in the new model.

3D Touch feature anticipated

Rumor has it that Samsung is ditching Gorilla Glass screen protection for Turtle Glass that could see the expected Galaxy S7 have the new tech. For the S6, Samsung went for a 5.1” screen size; but word has it that the S7 series will have an approximately 5.2 to 5.7-inch 4K resolution screen. The screen will be flat on the S7 model whereas the variant Edge model will have a curved screen.

The 3D Touch display in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is also expected to feature in the new Samsung flagship. This much-hyped feature reveals secondary menu items upon long pressing on the icon right away on the home screen. It is a pressure-sensitive display, and it is anticipated on the Galaxy S7 after rumors started doing rounds of Samsung partnering with Synaptics to use the latter’s ClearForce technology.

Snapdragon chipset might be used in Galaxy S7

Despite Samsung not using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset in Galaxy S6, there are speculations that the giant manufacturer is going to release the Galaxy S7’s two variants with different chipsets. One rumored chipset is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 which will be used in Galaxy S7 phone while its variant, S7 Edge will have the company’s Exynos chipset. As for the operating system, the probable 2016 flagship will use Android’s Marshmallow version.

Many users of Galaxy S6 complained of the device lacking external microSD storage. Speculations have now emerged that the feasible 2016 new flagship will have the external storage slot as well as have a non-removable battery. This hints that S7 would probably have an outer metallic body cover.

A number of recently unveiled smartphones such as Microsoft Lumia 950, Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2, among many other devices of 2016, have the Type-C reversible USB port. From this point, deductions can be made that the awaited Galaxy S7 will have this type of port for charging as well as other USB uses.

Samsung Electronics Company is expected to boost the security levels of the awaited S7 with the inclusion of fingerprint scanner as well as retina scanner for locking and unlocking the device. This will enhance the security as well as the privacy of the owner’s content. Currently, Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the commonly known high-end smartphone models to possess the retina scanning technology.

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera

With Samsung’s newly unleashed Britecell camera, the anticipated 2016 model will have this snapper fitted on it. Britecell camera is designed in such a way that it can take better photos in low light, and it is smaller as compared to the camera in S6. The device’s snappers are also rumored to be of 16 MP back camera and 8 MP front camera fitted with Sony’s IMX300 sensors.

Launch date and prices

To counter the probable exodus of Samsung S6 owners to iPhones, rumor has it that the South Korean phone maker will make an official announcement about the anticipated Galaxy S7 in January 2016. From the official announcement, it follows with the real debut of the device that previous likewise incidences have hinted that S7 might be unveiled in February 2016.

In the 2015 Mobile Word Congress, Galaxy S6 was unveiled as in the same event in 2014 where Galaxy S5 was launched. From this trend and timing, it is likely that Galaxy S7 will debut in February 2016 around 22nd to 25th. Other speculations also add that 3.3 million pieces of Samsung Galaxy S7 and 1.7 million pieces of its variant Edge will be made available in the market at a go. The phone is said to cost about $ 600 to $ 800.

Time is ticking, and the official announcement will come from Samsung Company to ascertain the debut of the device.

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