According to rumors, Samsung is preparing its Galaxy S7 device to be released next month. The Galaxy S7 was not present at the CES 2016 event, but since the device is expected to be released in February 2016, rumors about its specifications have already surfaced.
The latest is an alleged spec sheet for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, originating from Weibo, which chimes with a number of previous rumours and reports.
According to the table, both S7 handsets will be powered by either the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets, and come with 4GB of RAM, along with either 32GB or 64GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD up to 200GB.
The numbers match those of a recent report from Evan Blass at VentureBeat, who claimed the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will come with microSD slots and sizeable batteries, as well as IP67-rated dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy S6 marked a dramatic design departure from the Galaxy S5, but while the aesthetic change in direction was widely welcomed, two elements that weren’t carried from the S5 were waterproofing and the inclusion of expandable storage. This news suggests that Samsung intends to swivel focus back on storage and durability.
While the S6 and S6 Edge had 2,500mAh and 2,600mAh batteries respectively, the S7 will allegedly upgrade to 3,000mAh while the S7 Edge will get 3,600mAh.
Citing “a person briefed on the company’s plans”, Blass also claims that the standard S7 will measure in at 5.1in while the S7 Edge will be 5.5in in size, and that both phones will have 12-megapixel primary cameras. As has been heavily rumoured elsewhere, Blass pins the announcement of the Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February, with a rollout in March.
Samsung Galaxy S7 at a glance
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