What we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and What to Expect
The premiere of the new flagship of the Samsung approaching, although we don’t know exactly when it will be. Undoubtedly at this time all eyes are turn to the Korean manufacturer. Although his fame is not as it was years ago, Galaxy series is still known as one of the largest-selling Android smartphones. So let’s gather together everything we know about the expected Galaxy S7 (either speculation, rumors or something officially).
We can’t say that we know all about the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Yet, there are things that sound logical and we could believe them. Samsung is quite possible to bet on the old formula and leave the same size of the display – 5.1 inches but there will be also and plus version with bigger display. It’s expected Galaxy S7 to be available in four different models – Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 plus, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 edge plus.
There is no doubt that the screen will be Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 4. The resolution most likely will be 1440 x 2560 – Samsung would not risk the battery life, for something like 4K. We are positive that Korean will once again choose to present Galaxy S7 with two different processors. This probably will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 for the US and China and their own Samsung Exynos 8890 for Europe and Asia. Leaked GeekBench tests confirm this.
|GeekBench (Single-Core)||GeekBench (Multi-Core)
|Samsung Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820)||2,456||5,423|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 (Exynos 8890)||2,294||6,908|
|Apple iPhone 6s Plus (Apple A9)||2,495||4,351|
|Apple iPad Pro (Apple A9X)||3,222||5,468|
RAM is possible to be 4GB, as in the new Galaxy Note 5 although it is possible again to be with 3GB RAM, which in any case is not so bad. Judging by sales of 128-GB version of the Galaxy S6, Samsung probably will not put that option on Galaxy S7. Instead, we can see 32-GB and 64-GB versions. Some rumors suggest and Micro SD card, but so far no any confirmation of this.
In November we talked about the camera in Samsung Galaxy S7. According to one rumor, the company will take advantage of Sony IMX300 sensor which we saw at Xperia Z5. He has 23 megapixels and would be a great choice. According to a second rumor, however, Samsung would rely on its own technology – ISOCELL sensor with 12 megapixels. Here we talk about larger pixels, that lead to better pictures in low light.
What else to expect?
We may see something like 3D Touch – Force Touch on Galaxy S7 this does not sound strange. Samsung sometimes use such kind of tactics – offer features that Apple has presented a few months ago. Interestingly, the Koreans already have a patent for technology that allows detection of pressure on the screen.
Moreover, the Internet is talking about that high-quality audio technology from ESS Technology (which we saw in HTC One A9) which may appear at Galaxy S7.
Unfortunately for USB Type-C we can’t say anything. According renders that leaked a few days ago, it will be a standard micro USB port, but we can’t be sure still there is a hope.
We are sure that this is one of the most important aspects surrounding the premiere of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Unfortunately it is difficult to comment in advance. We could bet that the company will reduce the price a little to be able to take a bigger piece of the pie called market share. And yet, almost sure, that we must be ready for prices in the range of $600-$700.
Finally we have the question “When will we see Samsung Galaxy S7?” Judging by previous years, it should be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC). In 2016 it will be held between 22 and 25 February. In this case, Sunday, February 21 sounds logical.
But according to ETNews, Samsung will radically change strategy and will present Galaxy S7 more early on 19 January. This could happen if the Koreans prefer to do as they did with Note 5 – to present it earlier than usual. Yet, we don’t know more than that.
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