Rumors and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S7 have been rife so far. Following the trend, we now have inputs from two sources pertaining to Netherland and China, revealing the upcoming flagship’s camera capacity, along with design features.
For a long time now, the Galaxy S7 has been rumored to feature a "dual camera" set up. The South Korean tech giant has reportedly been working on four concepts specific to the camera unit. The devices targeted for release in the first half of 2016 is believed to benefit from these concepts, Phone Arena reported.
According to Galaxy Club NL, Samsung revealed a new 20-megapixel sensor, and it is believed that the Galaxy S7 will be the first handset to boast this brilliant sensor. The 20-megapixel sensor apparently measures 1/2.6" and comes backed with 1.0 micron-sized pixels. This sensor seemingly has the capability to utilize less power because of the optimized 28 nm process.
Furthermore, this camera unit will apparently be able to enhance light sensitivity and signal to noise ratio in dim-lit environment and this is achieved with the help of the RWB color pattern. Needless to say, the sensor’s size reduction will indirectly help in making the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 thinner than its predecessor, Phone Arena reported.
On the other hand, GForGames citing China’s Weibo report said that the Galaxy S7 design features could include “magnesium alloy and glass” exterior. In comparison, the current-generation Galaxy S6 flaunts “series 6013 aluminum chassis.” The new magnesium alloy is believed to be more resilient than the aluminum shell.
Other rumored Galaxy S7 specifications include a huge 5.7-inch screen and Force Touch display technology to pressure-sense the tapping. The device is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset or Samsung’s own Exynos M1 SoC.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 release date has reportedly been set in January 2016.