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Here's what the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge look like from the back

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Here's what the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge look like from the back
We've had quite a good look at the purported Galaxy S7 (edge) press renders, and on first impressions, it doesn't appear that much has changed. As the onlooking tech world comes to terms with two largely unchanged handsets -- visually, at least -- resident mobile informant Evan Blass has offered a rear view of the flagship pairing. If you were, or perhaps still are looking for a major switch in design from the S6 and S6 edge, then you're going to be disappointed. 

Even from the other side of the devices, one could easily be looking at the models of yesteryear. With that said, the consensus seems to be that design-wise, Sammy has finally reached a standard that appeases fans of a higher-end finish. After years of polycarbonate, 2015 was a comparable festival of metal and glass. With the much-lamented microSD slot set to make a dramatic return, perhaps Samsung feels it has drawn parity between style and functionality. 

Either way, if you are planning on snapping up either the S7 or its edgier counterpart, here's what they'll probably look like from the back:

Here's what the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge look like from the back

If nothing else, the renders do underline the notion that the standard S7 will be smaller than the S7 edge. The former is expected to pack a 5.1-inch display, while the latter will probably offer 5.5 inches of real estate. 

Along with the customary processor bump, rebirth of the microSD slot and fast charging, Samsung is also expected to bow out of the megapixel race. The main snappers of both upcoming handsets will drop down in sheer resolution from 16 to 12 megapixels, with heavy focus to be placed on improving low-light capabilities. As has been discussed at great length, there's far, far more to a camera than the pixel count, and ultimately, we'd expect the 12-megapixel S7 duo to produce superior results than older models. 

Check out our constantly-updated rumor roundup of the Samsung Galaxy S7 here, and do let us know what you think of the design via the comments. 

source: Evan Blass

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posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:28 16

1. artificialintelligence (Posts: 147; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


(S)EXY7

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 23:54 1

27. Switch00 (Posts: 366; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Georgeous. Just like S3.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 09:18

32. Kakarotto (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


*S2. S3 is ugly.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:31 9

2. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


these are obviously fake..
1.look at the heart rate sensor its just a photoshopped square
2.what are the odds of the reflection off the phones backs being at the exact same spot
3.That camera lens is taken from the Galaxy A(2016) and look slightly crooked
4. Look very closely to the right side of both phones..doesn't it look like there's an excess slab of metal on the side?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:59 17

10. mawi2013 (Posts: 62; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


Its only a render...

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:30

13. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


compare this to the S6 official renders..especially images of the back..they show how fake these are

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:37 3

3. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 211; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Didn't I read somewhere that the S7 wouldn't have a protruding camera? That's what I'm mostly interested about.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:38 8

4. Busyboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


LOL.. I thought Samsung wanted to succeed?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:12 22

11. xgrgtr (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


Samsung is already number one

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 15:45 8

17. Busyboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Profits and sales are falling tho..

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 17:25 6

20. ph00ny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Who isn't falling at the moment?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 18:27 7

23. Busyboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Apple

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 03:53 1

29. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 427; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


They're not increasing either.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:39 4

5. SenorThrottles (Posts: 219; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


I like that it seems like they're getting rid of the ugly blue-black look of the S6

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:42 2

6. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 211; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Yep, I never got why they would call this type of color "black", as it's always clearly been some kind of deep blue. I thought it didn't look bad on the S6, but true black would be great.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:58 1

9. SenorThrottles (Posts: 219; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


I liked it at first, but after a while it kinda looked tacky to me

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:38 6

14. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


That's what was called Sapphire black, as sapphires are most famously blue. Lower quality ones often are a very deep blue-black color. The description is perfect for those of use who are familiar with gemstones

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 06:56

31. Krjal (Posts: 225; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


I love the sapphire black personally. Gives some interest to the boring and ubiquitous flat black everything else uses.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:54 7

7. tedkord (Posts: 9912; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Evan Blass seems to be keeping busy in retirement. ;)

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 13:56 1

8. talon95 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


The Edge version has the curve on the front so it shouldn't be rendered with the same shading of a curve on the back. Sort of a poor photoshop job rather than a real render.
This quick/poor speculation really doesn't help any of us.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 14:16 1

12. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The edge is going to have a curve on the back also, it's to make room for the bigger battery

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:06 1

24. talon95 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Somehow i doubt it, but I'm fine with being proven wrong. There still shouldn't be a reflection curve at the top and bottom. It's not spherical. So it's likely still just a photoshop job and I don't trust it at all.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 16:32 1

18. Jimrod (Posts: 880; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Samsung logos front and back is tacky. Aside from that is elegant enough, if a bit bland.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 17:14 1

19. ReticentHamster (Posts: 63; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I believe these to be fake, and here's why: Aside from the camera graphic looking very flat and out of place, look at the right side of the renders. See that weird, long button protrusion? I don't think that would be left in on an official render. seems like the originator of this got a little "Clone stamp tool" happy or something.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 17:39 1

21. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


It's gonna be covered by a grippy case within minutes of getting it so really doesn't matter what it looks like.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:09

25. talon95 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


A lot of people don't use cases, and when they do clear ones are very popular.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 03:17

28. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


I use the phone while walking a lot so mainly just need extra grip on the sides.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 18:12 1

22. SkyfallWalker (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)


Battery life is at the top of my agenda but I know Samsung will always deliver.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 03:55

30. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 427; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Too bad they removed a replaceable battery. Bu then again what else would they include in the Note 6 to get people to upgrade?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:18

26. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Also notice that the wallpaper resembles a '6' and not a 7..

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