A new leak suggests that the Galaxy S7 might feature a curved design that's similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and S6 Edge. OnLeaks has provided a visual comparison between the upcoming S7 and the present gen Note 5. It clearly shows the Note 5 having a bigger camera hump and a flat back while the S7 is sporting a significantly reduced camera hump on a curvy back panel. If you were hoping that the Galaxy S7 will feature a flexible display, the chances of that happening aren't that good. You will instead, get a "curved in" flagship from Samsung this year, that's not only curved on its sides, but also curved on both the top and the bottom.
At Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event on the 21st of February, the Korean manufacturer is going to unveil the S7 to the world, but we are not sure as to how much of the mystery remains to be "unveiled." We mostly know what to expect, thanks to all the leaks and rumors that have been around for the last few months. Nonetheless, the specs do sound awesome and according to latest reports; those specs will be powered by a 3000mAh battery that's capable of playing videos on the Galaxy S7 for 17 hours on a loop. It can also be charged from 0-100% in 100 minutes and 0-50% in just 25 minutes!
The S7 will probably be unveiled next month at the MWC, but we still know nothing too definitive about it. There have been multiple rumors and some of them even sound quite convincing, while others are downright conflicting. Amongst this secrecy and confusion, a new report has come in about two Exynos versions of the Samsung flagship being spotted at an Indonesian certification site, which lists the model numbers as Samsung - SM-G930FD and Samsung - SM-G935FD.
The S6 had the model number G920, while the S6 Edge was branded as G925. Therefore, the G930 and the G935 are most likely to be their future counterparts. The letter "F" in G930FD and G935FD almost certainly stands for "Exynos" versions as "A" has traditionally stood for AT&T models and the AT&T models are probably going to sport the Snapdragon 820 chipset. "FD" in the model numbers represent dual SIM capabilities as we saw with the SM-G920FD edition of the S6 last year; which were sold in certain Asian countries like Philippines and Pakistan.
The other rumoured specs of the Galaxy S7 series remains the same as before with alleged Quad High Definition Super AMOLED displays, three screen sizes (5.1", 5.7" and 6"), two screen variations (curved and flat), 12 megapixel Britecell rear cameras, 4GB of RAM, waterproof body, beefier battery, Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and may be even expandable memory!
Rumors started flying about a possible Galaxy S7 even before the current Samsung smartphone arrived in stores. Most rumors had no reliable basis, but ETNews, a Korean news outlet, has a more promising report. They're reporting a possible release date of January 19th with a premium and sub-premium option.
The two offerings aren't new. Samsung did the same thing with the S6 and S6 Edge. The SM-G930 is the standard version while the SM-G935 includes the curved display.
The report also details the Galaxy S7, codenamed Project Lucky, will feature an ePOP chip to boost efficiency. So far, the specs are up in the air. Processors could vary based on where the S7 is sold. It's possible the flagship device might use something similar to Apple's pressure-sensitive display.
Also rumored are a dual camera arrangement up to 20 MP and USB Type-C support. Pricing isn't worth speculating about. All of this is rumor, but it's a more sound rumor than we've had before.
Even Though, Samsung has just released two flagship devices Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+ into the markets just this month, the Korean giant doesn't sleep or slow down. We have reported before that Samsung Mobile R&D (Research & Development) department is working on the Next-year flagship aka Galaxy S7 codename "Project Jungfrau".
First Galaxy 4K Display
The latest confirmed info we have that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will indeed pack a 4K display with a 3840 x 2160 resolution and 800ppi pixel density which will make it the first Samsung device to feature a 4K sAMOLED display.
Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in 2 variants as always Regular and Edge, the device is expected to be announced during the 2nd quarter of next year Q2,2016 along with some other products on the same line-up. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be pre-installed on it upon launch. The important question is... will you buy a smartphone with a 4K display ?
Let's wait and see what Samsung is Preparing for us next year.
A couple of weeks ago, a report from the South Korean media claimed that Samsung is considering the launch of two separate Galaxy S7 versions, one that will be based on Samsung's successor to the Exynos 7420, and one that will rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. According to a new rumor, Samsung has expanded the team of engineers that are working on optimizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset for use on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7.
One new detail that was brought forward today by the source is that Samsung is the first manufacturer that gets access to Snapdragon 820 testing samples. Now, such a development would seem to indicate that Samsung has secured orders for manufacturing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 on its 14nm FinFET technology, as was previously rumored. However, this is some reading between the lines on our part, and not info coming from the source of this rumor.
After dropping the ball with the Snapdragon 810, a chip that was plagued by poor thermal performance, Qualcomm has a lot riding on the Snapdragon 820. Although the chipmaker has yet to announce all of the hardware details, Qualcomm has already revealed that its upcoming high-end chip will come with a custom CPU architecture, an Adreno 530 GPU that's said to be 40% faster than the Adreno 430 inside the Snapdragon 810, a new DSP chip, as well as built-in malware protection.