A new rumor from Russia says Samsung’s Galaxy S7 will be able to play 17 long hours of video playback.
GSM Arena, citing Eldar Murtazin of Mobile Review fame, said the upcoming flagship Galaxy S7 will be equipped to play videos with maximum brightness for 17+ hours. Sounds amazing and if it comes true, Samsung has a powerful flagship waiting to be unwrapped soon.
Speaking of release date, the Galaxy S7 will apparently be introduced on Feb. 21 and subsequently, the device will hit the store shelves in the U.S. on Mar. 11.
This handset will apparently be powered by both Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets. The selection of the chipset will be based on the region of release. The Qualcomm SoC is believed to be on its way to the U.S. and China, while the Exynos one will be housed in the phones headed to the rest of the world.
Both Exynos and Snapdragon powered Galaxy S7 variants recently visited a couple of benchmark testing sites and the results look interesting. Based on the Geekbench site, the Exynos 8890 powered flagship has trumped the Snapdragon 820 powered variant in the multi-core test by scoring 5,946 points, whereas the Qualcomm silicon settled for 4,979 points.
However, the S820 tallied a high score in the single-core test with 2,282 points, while the Exynos variant managed just 1,873 points.
As far as the Galaxy S7 specifications go, this device is expected to carry a 5.1-inch display and 1440p screen resolution, 12-megapixel BRITECELL main camera, 5-megapixel selfie-clicker and a killer 4 GB of RAM. On the software front, it will run Android Marshmallow, out of the box.
This S7 will reportedly come equipped with 64 GB of native storage space. The microSD card slot has also been rumored to make a comeback. In any case, readers should note that Samsung has not confirmed any S7-related details thus far.
Here is the tweet from Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin:
Galaxy s7 играет видео 17+часов с максимальной подсветкой. Рекорд для этого класса устройств.
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 29, 2016
The tweet translates to – “Galaxy S7 plays video 17 + hours with maximum illumination. Record for this class of devices.”