A slew of photos pertaining to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the bigger sibling Galaxy S7 Plus enclosed in premium-looking cases have emerged from China. The photos also show key design aspects of the upcoming devices.
What Is New?
Past rumors indicated that Samsung will be releasing four variants of the S7 series namely the flagship Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Edge Plus and the Galaxy S7 Plus. All the aforementioned devices will reportedly be unveiled on Feb. 21, prior to the MWC 2016 event scheduled in Barcelona. Following the launch, the handsets will hit the store shelves in March 2016.
Gizmo China, meanwhile, said the freshly leaked cases pertain to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus, out of the four models. The images clearly show a rectangular home button on the handset. The power button and the volume rockers are located on the right and left sides of the device, respectively. The ports are located at the bottom of the handset. Also, Phone Arena said that the bigger Galaxy S7 Plus with very colorful cases looks like it carries a huge 6.0-inch screen.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specifications, Features
The S7 is expected to come powered by both Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets. While the latter will reportedly head to the U.S. and China, rest of the world will receive the Exynos variant.
The handset is believed to come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and 1440p resolution, complete with next-gen Gorilla Glass 5 protection, GSM Arena reported.
GForGames , meanwhile, said that Samsung will make use of the tougher magnesium alloy for the exterior. But then, the back of the device will apparently retain the glass build seen in the predecessor.
According to past rumors, a new 12-megapixel home-grown BRITECELL primary camera unit will be part of the flagship. On the software end, as expected, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will run the handset.
Other key features include Hi-Fi audio, 3D Touch-related attributes and support for Cat. 12 LTE connectivity. In any case, readers should note that Samsung has not confirmed any S7-related information thus far.