Sightings of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge firmware points to an early arrival of the duo


September was a hot month for the Korean manufacturer, releasing two devices in the form of the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. With these two out and about, they can finally refocus efforts (as if they weren’t already) on the 7th generation flagships. What could this mean for the official release(s) of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge? Trusting leaked information on their firmware codenames, it might mean a release earlier than usual.

Looking at industry trends, Samsung has recently fast-tracked their products by a month or so – e.g. the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Note5, in contrast to its predecessor. Accordingly, the unreleased device(s) should lead to better processors, though will it be the Exynos 8890, the Snapdragon 820 or both?


We’ve seen these Korean devices be outfitted with two different chipsets before; mainly specific to regions but they skipped it for two generations, when the two options were last seen on the Galaxy Note4. A revival would be in order, as Qualcomm has stepped their game back to norm with the Snapdragon 820 (that was released today).

Riding other waves, Samsung might also consider lodging a bigger screen, enticing folks who’d prefer more screen real-estate. There are also some (crazy) reports going around stating that the company will launch two different screen variants of the Galaxy S7 edge at the same time – at this time, it doesn’t make sense for Samsung to release the larger version, once you consider the S6 edge+ has only been around for a while.

We’ve also discussed the potential for the latest Samsung offerings to be equip with the class-leading USB Type-C, a 3D Touch/Pressure Sensitive display and a 20-megapixel ISOCELL sensor as well. You can revisit our post about the assumed spec-sheet here.

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Spotted as G930FXXU0AOK6 and G935FXXU0AOK6, these are the latest leaks that support the theory that there will be two different versions of the Galaxy S7 (one regular, and the other a dual edged display). It is purported that they will begin the developmental stages for the software, from this month onwards.

In the past the current line-up used SM-G920 and SM-G925 as internal codenames, so the G930 and G935 wouldn’t surprise anyone to be anything other than their successors. Phonearena has highlighted that 12 months ago, the Galaxy S6’s final firmware didn’t begin till December, so implications can be made that the Galaxy S7 line should be out just in time for MWC 2016, in February. What do you think? Should Samsung maintain their delivery times of their 4 main flagships? And are you excited by hearing this news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.