When the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 came out, you can’t miss the protruding camera lens on the back. Fortunately, the cameras performed remarkably well but some would prefer if they could eliminate the bump for better aesthetics.
If you prefer for something more flush, the upcoming Galaxy S7/S7 edge might be close to achieving that according to serial leakster @OnLeaks.
Based on his intel, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge will still get a camera bump but it should be negligible. The current Galaxy S6 bump pops out by 1.7mm, while the new Galaxy S7 is said to be 0.8mm, which is more than 50% reduction. This is made possible with Samsung’s own BRITECELL camera technology that’s designed for slimmer smartphone design.
The new cameras are said to be lower in pixel count at 12MP but it would be compensated with larger pixels for greater light sensitivity. Camera bumps or not, we are more concerned about its picture quality and we definitely expect more from Samsung after seeing the performance of its current 16MP shooters.
When the Galaxy S7 press renders went public, it looks very identical to its current S6 flagship but there are some minor design details that add more refinement. The double curve back design from the Galaxy Note5 is carried forward onto the Galaxy S7, while the section of the glass where it meets the edge is contoured slightly as shown above.
With a larger battery, purported to be a 3,000mAh unit, the Galaxy S7 will be thicker at 7.9mm (Galaxy S6: 6.8mm) but the overall width and height will be smaller thanks to its thinner bezels. So overall, you should be expecting a more compact design that’s smoother to hold in the hand. This kinda reminds us of the Galaxy S III with its Pebble like appearance. In terms of materials, Samsung will continue to use metal and glass for a premium look and feel.
The Galaxy S7 will be unveiled during Samsung Unpacked 2016 in Barcelona, a day before MWC 2016 starts. You can catch it live on 22nd February at 2AM Malaysian time. We will be there on location, so stay tuned for the latest updates as it happens.