Fresh round of speculation suggest that Samsung is working on two variants of the 2016 flagship, the Galaxy S7. Rumors indicate that even though it will continue to sport metal unibody chassis, the handset will arrive with an expandable microSD storage slot.
Two Display Variants
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumored to come in two editions, one that will feature a 5.2-inch screen with 4K resolution support, and the other one fitted with a larger 5.8-inch display, G for Games reported. The screen resolution of the larger Galaxy S7 is not known yet. The rumor, however, does not reveal whether one of the variants will be Galaxy S7 Edge with dual-edge curved screen like this year's Galaxy S6 Edge.
Two CPU Variants
One of the Galaxy S7 could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and the other one could be running on the Samsung’s very own Exynos 8890 (Exynos M1 Project) chipset, according to another report from the same publication.
The SoC on both the handsets is expected to be accompanied by 4 GB of RAM. Rumors also reveal that the new 6 GB of RAM from Samsung will not be available on the Galaxy S7 but it will be present inside the Galaxy Note 6 that will arrive later in 2016.
Storage and MicroSD Support
Both the handsets are expected to be available in 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants. Apart from the Galaxy S6, all the previous Galaxy S series handset feature microSD slot. However, reports claim that since the Galaxy S6 comes with metal and glass combination chassis, Samsung had to exclude microSD storage.
The South Korean tech giant is pegged to bring back the microSD storage feature on the Galaxy S7. Rumors also have it that the Galaxy S7 will continue to feature a metal unibody design.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date
Unlike the previous release pattern of announcing Galaxy S series flagship during annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech event in March, the Galaxy S7 is slated to release earlier in 2016 as the device is expected to get ready by the end of this year. This will allow Samsung to release its flagship before rival brands like HTC, LG and Sony that reveal their flagship during the MWC event, Sam Mobile reported.