Ahead of the Feb. 21 launch, Samsung has been busy teasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 series for a couple of days now. This time around, the new teaser confirms the long-rumored waterproofing capability.
Samsung Mobile has posted a teaser video on Twitter and it shows a young girl dropping her handset down and it slips into the nearby pool. The girl fishes the phone out of the pool and the text says “Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16 #TheNextGalaxy.” Needless to say, the South Korean tech giant has indirectly confirmed what has been rumored for a longtime.
Apart from the waterproofing capability, Phone Arena said Samsung has been rumored to bring back the microSD card slot. Not to forget, this missing feature was criticized by Samsung fans, Galaxy S6 owners and tech portals alike. In any case, there’s no word on the removable battery option.
As far as the rumored configurations go, the Galaxy S7 will reportedly come with a 12-megapixel BRITECELL rear-facing snapper and it is believed to provide 48 hours of battery life after a full recharge.
This handset will come with a 5.1-inch display, aided by 1440p screen resolution. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS will run the S7, out of the box. Not 3 GB, but 4 GB of RAM will reportedly back the device.
Design-wise, the phone will be slightly curved similar to the Galaxy Note 5 phablet. A metallic frame will apparently run through the corners of the phone and it is rumored to be made of magnesium.
Under the hood, the S7 will be powered by Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chipsets. The U.S. variant, in specific, will be powered by the Qualcomm SoC. Price-wise, this flagship will apparently cost 16.49 million dong, which is $740.
Here is the official tweet carrying the teaser video:
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 17, 2016