Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge revealed
This has got to be the world’s worst kept smartphone secret.
We were all expecting the new Samsungs to arrive next month at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are as good as confirmed thanks to these renders and semi-official specs.
This tasty preview comes by way of Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, a top mobile leaks whisper.
Murtazin has published an extensive article on mobile-review.com and claims he has actually had advanced S7 and S7 Edge prototypes, but wasn’t allowed to snap photos of them.
Not be one to be held down totally by NDAs he has, instead, gone in to depth about the shiny Sammy’s display technology, camera information, memory, storage, battery, software and even pricing and availability. What a guy!
Samsung Galaxy S7 specs at a glance:
- 5.1/5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screens
- Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 processors
- 4GB RAM
- 32 and 64GB internal storage options, expandable via microSD
- IP68 water and dust protection
- 12 and 5MP cameras
- 3,000/3,600 mAh batteries
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Micro USB connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are practically identical to their predecessors from a visual standpoint, yet more robust, and likely to be backed by an extended screen warranty.
The rear-facing shooter will allegedly offer “virtually instant autofocus”, improved low-light performance, and generally superior picture clarity and brightness, so don’t let the count of 12 megapixels cause you concern.
Batteries are larger than the ones inside the current crop but will also go from empty to full in just over an hour and a half. If it wasn’t for the renders showing otherwise, I would have assumed USB Type-C might be on the cards.
Finally, retail pricing should start as always at $650 or so stateside, with global sales underway around late April, and most countries due to receive Exynos 8890 variants, said to comfortably outpace Snapdragon 820 models.
Official details should be following in a few weeks or so.