With just 2 more weeks until Samsung Unpacked 2016, the new Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge appear to have leaked in the flesh. Previously, its purported official press pics have suggested a similar appearance with its current Galaxy S6/S6 edge flagship, but it gets some refinements to make it smoother around the edges.
If these images are the real deal, this is the best look at what Samsung has to reveal at Barcelona on 21st February.
The first picture above is said to be the Galaxy S7. The back gets a curve treatment like the Galaxy Note5 but it gets more contoured edges not only at the sides but at the top and bottom portions as well. It still uses both metal and glass, but the frames appear to be thinner for a flush look. Instead of aluminium, Samsung is said to be using magnesium frame this time for the Galaxy S7 series. As we’ve heard previously, the camera bump is now minimised with a subtle ring around the lens.
In terms of performance, the new Exynos processor will be pushing the bar higher. Pictured above is a Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G9350) that apparently scored an impressive 134,704 on Antutu. That’s higher than the iPhone 6s Plus which destroyed every Android flagship smartphone for 2015. Appearance wise, the Galaxy S7 edge looks more rounded and it kinda reminds us of the Pebble-ly shaped Galaxy S III.
To recap, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is expected to come in a 5.1″ and 5.5″ display respectively, both of which are pushing Quad HD display. This time, Samsung is likely to make both devices dust and water-resistant like its former Galaxy S5 and expandable storage via microSD is expected to make a comeback as well. Since the Galaxy S6 was a stellar camera performer, the new Galaxy is expected to improve further with a 12MP shooter that has bigger pixels and larger aperture for better low light images.
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