As the enthusiasm surrounding the Galaxy S6 lineup has subsided, the next-gen Samsung Galaxy S7 has started gaining momentum. As the upcoming phone is apparently six months away from its launch, new set of rumors and leaks have given away key configuration details of the handset.
According to Sam Mobile, the South Korean tech giant will apparently release two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The model number SM-G930 and SM-G935 will follow the trend set by predecessors Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and therefore, the former is likely to be a regular flat screen variant while the latter could feature dual-curved-edge displays.
In addition, Samsung is apparently referring the flat SM-G930 model as the "Hero" phone. The curved SM-G935, on the other hand, is referred as "Hero2." However, the entire project of S7 has been internally classified as “Project Lucky.”
Meanwhile, Phone Arena said based on earlier rumors that one of two Galaxy S7 variants could flaunt a 5.2-inch display, while the other might come with a huge 5.8-inch screen. Under the hood, the two S7 models will reportedly come powered by either Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC or by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820, depending on the market of release.
As far as other Galaxy S7 specifications go, the devices will apparently house UFS 2.0 storage, seen in the Galaxy S6. Samsung’s die-hard fans can rejoice as the company is apparently mulling the idea of bringing back the microSD card slot along with the UFS 2.0 storage.
The company is also reportedly testing prototypes with dual camera setup and 20 MP ISOCELL sensor for the S7, while magnesium alloy unibody design has also been tipped for the device.
The two Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones are expected to be made available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, China and South Korea. Carrier-wise, the handset will reportedly be offered by Cricket, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, MetroPCS and Verizon, SamMobile reported.