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Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera

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Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera
With the Galaxy S7 leaks piling on, it was a matter of time until a claimed full specs sheet appears, and today is the day when the vast prairies of the Chinese tech blogosphere rounded up most of what has been said so far in the table below. It mostly divulges info that we have heard before - that a larger, 5.5" Galaxy S7 edge will be released alongside the 5.1-inch S7, and that there will be bigger batteries, new cameras, faster chipsets, and microSD slots inside the two handsets. In fact, the source says that the S7's screen is precisely 5.17", that is why there are conflicting reports about the display size, as it gets rounded up or down to 5.2 or 5.1 inches, respectively.

The exact battery capacities are listed as 3000 mAh for the S7, and 3600 mAh for the S7 edge. If true, these will be the largest juice packs in the Galaxy S line history so far, and, given Samsung's way with power consumption lately, should translate to excellent battery life, too. Where there is smoke there is fire, as we already heard a tip claiming larger batteries in thicker chassis. Moreover, the recent Galaxy A9 is hopefully setting a new trend for Samsung, as it comes packing a huge 4000 mAh unit, maybe as a harbinger of things to come in the S-line as well.

Granted, the whole table is rehashing rumors we've heard so far, plus the S6 edge+ is mistakenly marked as having a 5.5" instead of a 5.7" display, but hopefully that's because its screen info table cell has been directly copied from the one of the S7 edge. A 12 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture is listed, too - perhaps that rumored unit with dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology, and a largish for a mobile camera, 1/2" sensor area size. If that turns out to be credible, Samsung might be done with the pointless resolution wars, and focus on improving more important photography aspects instead. Given the already excellent cameras on the S6 and Note 5, we can't wait to see what the S7 will bring. In any case, looking at these specs below, would you pick the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge, if the whole list turns out to be true?

Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera

Source: Weibo (1,2)

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:35 24

1. DaftPunk (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Wait...
i will create a list like this and " leak it ".
brb.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:43 14

11. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


S7 is coming y'all. Get ready.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:30 10

32. spin9 (Posts: 282; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Get ready for low resolution main camera "for better night shots".
Big mistake imho. I hope it won't be the new ultrapixel case.
Why is the high resolution cameras matter, that offer lossless zoom,
"pointless resolution wars" and not the 1440p display?
What ever your master gives you and whatever he takes
is always good for you people?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:18 6

43. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


The 'resolution war' isn't pointless for Samsung because they have Gear VR and other OEMs will follow suit if other modular VR headsets becomes a thing, genius.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:26 8

45. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The point is why low res photos is ok, genius.

It's just the latest Samsung dogma that mimics apple: "give less, take more"
and "cut-cut-cut, something will still remain. Ssheeeps will still buy it"
They 'll just present it in a new shiny package of "Xpixel", "Xdetection", "Xfocus"
"Xdiode" etc and sell it.
I have a question that burns the human kind right now: will the so usefull heart rate sensor be intact?
Also why sudenly is the SD and big battery a big deal and wasn't for S6?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:09

60. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


That's not even the point I'm discussing. What I was saying was that the progress of screen resolution is and has almost never been contingent on the progress of camera resolution or vice versa. Of course dogmatic apologetics is expected with "BritePixel" or "Super ISOcell". Not arguing with that.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:25 3

53. Seattletech (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 May 2014)


ultrapixel was 4MP and you're an idiot if you think the note 5 1440p screen isnt the best out there

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:52 1

56. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The lower camera resolution wouldn't matter if they implement optical zoom instead. Higher MP was for lossless digital zooming as you said, if they replace that with optical zoom (which is possible with thicker device), you still gain the benefits but also the benefits of better low light images.

We shall see what they do here. If they just lower it, that's a big step back.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:23

67. Shocky (unregistered)


I actually agree, they should have stuck with 16MP and improved the light performance.

Dropping resolution is not a good idea, 12MP with widescreen ratio would be disappointing.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 15:29

85. Jermainesmit (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 May 2014)


you should know more about camera's before writing a comment like this...

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:26 1

68. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


if it will be 12mp and 1/2" sensor, then I will buy it immediately

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:40

69. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


man 12mp means 4000 by 3000 pxl ( if 3/4 ratio ) how the F is that disappointing when u only see images on 2560 by 1440 screen

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:25

71. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


man 12mp of nexus 6p produces considerably better images than many other phones... large 1.55um pixels at work ;)

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 16:54

78. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Not everyone watches his/her photos on his/her phone's screen only.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:52

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 2093; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:03 2

22. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


dont forget to put f/1.5 lens on it, to make it like another big news...
and add some random chinese character as watermark to make it look more legit

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:55 6

38. Zomer (Posts: 270; Member since: 31 May 2013)


iPhone 7 specs
iOS 10
Apple A10
2GB RAM
iSight camera
Facetime camera
3D Touch
New design
Live Photos

Please don't leak this information!

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:14

57. xdza1979 (Posts: 280; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Battery ?
Exactly...!

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:27 3

59. French_Toast (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Apple is unable to follow the pace imposed by Samsung.
As Apple lost the PC war , it is now losing the war of phone and tablets.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:00

64. keithtae (Posts: 434; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Not being sarcastic, but why is their mac book loosing the "war"? Aren't they doing quite well?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:40

72. BradyCrack (Posts: 674; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


True there sales are improving.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:35 4

2. tokuzumi (Posts: 961; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Interesting they are lowering the resolution on the camera. But with the f1.7 lense, it should fare even better in low light situations, compared to the S6, all other things being equal.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:39 1

6. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I also think the pixel size is gonna be different as well

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:00

39. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 225; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Pixel size hardly matters when it's already that high.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:18

44. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


What size are the pixels

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:57 6

18. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


1/2" sensor (Rumour) + 12MP + F/1.7 = much better low light shots hopefully.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:51 1

63. combatmedic870 (Posts: 626; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


F1.7 vs F1.9 is negligible. Like a quarter stop. A 1/2.0" 12mp sensor vs 1/2.6" 16mp sensor is a big difference.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:36 9

3. pmsap (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 May 2015)


Definitely buying the S7 "regular". I would just wish for a different back so the fingerprint magnet would disappear. But what the heck... I'm buying a case in either case so it doesn't really matter.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:36

55. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


I was waiting for the regular S7 edge but now I'll pass. Samsung is ditching their most successfull model, real bestseller, they made loads of money on it. They made it too big, another uncomfortabele phablet that noone wants.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 16:10 1

75. jtw_111 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Apr 2015)


Speak for yourself; lots of people like a 5.5"-5.7" phone.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:38 1

4. Dee79 (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


It is always pointless to upgrade once a year, every other year is just right. Not much changes in just one year.

And with Samsung they seem to make an amazing device then drop there game on the next device which makes it not as good, so then they learn there mistakes and up there game again. There S6 range is stunning.

I'm gonna wait for the S8 Edge Plus. ;)

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:57 3

17. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


When has Samsung ever dropped their game on the next device? That's nonsense.

-Hardcore Samsung Fanboy

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:01 2

20. Feanor (Posts: 703; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


With the S5. It was better than the S4 but unremarkable comparing to the competition. On the contrary the S6 eclipsed all competition.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:01 6

21. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


^iBoy spotted lolz

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:11 1

49. Feanor (Posts: 703; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


You're wrong, I hate my iPhone.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:39 6

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1236; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


SAD NEWS INDEED...

The simple reason why Uncle Sammy is hiking the battery capacity is merely because the new phone is going to be more hungry; power wise... And when something is becoming more power hungry, it means:

MORE BLOAT FOR THE MASSES!

Instead of making a more optimized & bloat less OS, uncle is countering it with a bigger juicer...

So sad Uncle Sammy.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:42 10

8. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Is that indeed the case or just speculation on your part.....from everything i have heard and Samsung in general everything will be optimized accordingly

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:42 16

9. WPX00 (Posts: 303; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


There was a report that they might be cutting the bloat even further. Your argument is that they should go for smaller battery if they can? That's stupid - in this case you can have your cake and eat it too.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 17:38 1

79. jeroome86 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The carrier bloat is what I hate. Samsung should have the power to say no.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:42 22

10. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


More Bloat!? What the hell are you talking about.

Touchwiz is the most efficient skin out there and is far better than pure stock. Without a doubt, this phone is just adding even more battery.

Never doubt Samsung. They can't let you down.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:24 1

29. bur60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Bull post. It's not. It never was. Let's hope this time it will be. Don't be a fanboy, and btw. If all rumours are true I'll get myself a s7.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:24 1

52. Feanor (Posts: 703; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Touchwiz is very cheesy looking and it has some nonsensical design decisions, like moving the app drawer to the corner and making it appear equal to all other icons, removing the spinning wheel animation from the settings icon (why on earth?) and generally removing a lot of the clearness of Material Design, with sole purpose to lock users to the brand, but with no benefit to the user. Sony and Motorola add functions to Android without messing up with the design. Sony even improves some aspects with their launcher, like they add an animation to icons that makes them look like they get properly pressed (they shrink perpectively rather than flashing) and the ability to remove the omnipresent Google bar on top of the homescreen (which you don't need because of the slide upwards gesture to open Google search. Google should understand this and stop offering these duplicates on their launcher).

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:43 2

12. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Based on what fact? Oh wait, that's right you don't have any. Though you could be right, so what. It doesn't have to be bloat, it is a faster CPU. Maybe it has 2 controllers for the storage, that could be power hungry too. It could be lots of things. Or it could just be your imagination.

How about we wait and we what happens.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:53

37. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Another "I-idiot" here folks. Little timmy says he needs his eyeliner back that you borrowed last night.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:12

41. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Heck ya, the phones are more power hungry.

Except the part where the chipset is built on a slightly better FinFET process, comes with a better large quad core CPU cluster, better GPU microarchitecture, probably a better cache coherent interconnect and HSA capabilities, die shrunk ISP, probably some software efficiency tweaks with Google's help and probably a better SAMOLED display at high APLs.

*sips tea*

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:44

74. BradyCrack (Posts: 674; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I will laugh if it goes 4K

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 23:10

80. sissy246 (Posts: 994; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Then why is icrap making there battery larger.

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 04:18

83. JoshN (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)


I agree with you on one condition past samsungs 2014-lower have felt lime they where grwat phpnes with laggy bloates ui pit on top but in 2016 samsung REALLY upped their ui game ESPECCIALLY with thw Note 5 ui it feels like ot was designed for tg. phone and ive pnly had my S6 lag 3 times in the past 2 months ok obn latest software :-)

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:41 3

7. WPX00 (Posts: 303; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


They got the size of the s6 edge+ wrong

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:45 8

13. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


PA, the S6 ege+ is a 5.7" device. It is not 5.5". Fix your laziness.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:53 8

16. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Dude, calm down. Wtf is wrong with you? No need to insult PA.

Also, you really can't talk when many of your own posts exhibit laziness

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:51 1

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Those camera specs are a little too good to be true. I call BS.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:09

23. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Tyrion.....serious question. ...
1)...why do you call BS
2)....if these specs are true what type of camera a pictures would you expect. ..especially with Samsungs software and processing capabilities
3)...if these specs are BS what improvements could the do and still have one of the best camera's minus lumia's

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:25 1

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


1. Because these are too good and these rumors rarely pan out. Usually fanboys put their dream specs on an excel sheet and 'leak' it. These are like my dream phone camera.

2. IF these specs are true, then it will destroy every mobile camera you have seen in low light. This is like a camera lover's dream. I expect it to get a low-midrange DSLR grade pics in low-light. And the dynamic range that 1/2" sensor with 12 MP will produce will be amazing. If you think the GS6 produces good pics, you can't even imagine the quality.
3. They already have one of the best cameras. They don't have to do anything new for that.

But that's like a dream world where everything is perfect. You can't expect these to be true and get disappointed when the real deal drops. Remember the 4100 mAh battery on Note 5 rumor, and the uproar it caused when the real specs appeared.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:15

61. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


where are u man i miss ur comments TYRION

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:59

19. sergiobr (Posts: 707; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Waterproof ??? Waiting to confirm. 12Mpx 1/2" sensor and f/1.7 hell yes! Towards 1" sensor in S9.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:50

36. talon95 (Posts: 546; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


You'll never see that. If you truly want a 1" sensor then you will also have to live with it being 1" thick. It'll have a retracting lens barrel like any other small camera. That's why you see things like L16 using a different approach, combining many small sensors. Or Super-resolution which Britecell will have, that uses many images for both better resolution and noise reduction, to help negate small sensor size/pixel area. You can't cheat optics, the f/1.7 would already be quite impressive if they can fit it in and control distortion, sharpness, and chromatic aberration.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:18

70. sergiobr (Posts: 707; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Where do you live ???? Never saw Panasonic-DMC-CM1 1" sensor ????
Just google it ! Seems that you need to study optics too. Have fun !

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:56

86. HomerS (Posts: 187; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Do you mean this thing?
http://www.chip.de/ii/2/8/6/1/8/0/4/4/06-f7b04736d2fbe9c4.jpg

And have you also seen how thick it is? And that is what Talon said would happen with a 1" sensor.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:09 1

24. jerrycutshaw (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


same here give me waterproof and I'll write a check today!!!!!

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