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Operational Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks in new brief video & pics, microSD card slot confirmed

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Operational Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks in new brief video & pics, microSD card slot confirmed
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has leaked profusely in the past few days, both in pretty legit press renders and real-life snaps. Our rumor review is chock full of these, but don't feel like we are complaining. Not at all! We are pretty happy to get hold of any leaks regarding the upcoming Samsung flagship or its larger "edge" sibling. Now, with merely days to the S7's debut, it's more than normal for more leaks than usual to be hitting us from all directions. Just yesterday, we showed you one of the more curious and brazen leaks of recent - a Galaxy S7 edge prototype listed up for sale on Dubai's equivalent of Craigslist.

Today's a new day, and we have got yet another saucy leak. This time around, it's the Galaxy S7 that is making the rounds. An operational S7 is snapped in a couple of pictures and a brief video obtained by Android Authority, which confirm a couple of important tidbits of info. 


First of all, it's now certain a microSD card slot will be making the cut next to the SIM slot. Additionally, it seems that there is no USB Type-C in sight. Thirdly, though not confirmed, Android Authority says there won't be a 3,000mAh battery, but "merely" a 2,800mAh one in the Galaxy S7. We are still hoping for the larger juicer, though. Last, but not least, we get to see the interface of the phone for the first time, with what seems to be only minor touchups to the iconography and the interface design of TouchWiz. Oh, and Flipboard is still going strong!

By the way, if you are concerned about the fingerprint smudges on the back, take a closer look at the back: there seems to be some kind of thin plastic film, its cutouts are visible near the camera and the flash. Hopefully, the real deal won't be such a grease magnet. Any opinions?


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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:03 22

1. -Shadow- (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


The design is not bad , but i like it less than S6.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:45 3

10. Dr.SamX (Posts: 162; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


What???
It is basically identical to the S6 design!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:56 28

13. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Yes, basically S6 which is basically a S5 design which is indeed basically a S4 design and needless to say it is also basically a S3 design, the basic design Samsung started back in 2012. S6 is an Unattractive looking device but it's better looking than S3, S5 but worse looking than S4, S6.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:22 7

24. nodes (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


S4 design with S6 materials or full metal would be a stunner.

this leaked S7 designs aren't as good as S6 in my opinion.
fingerprints are way more visible than S6.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:40 8

33. bodzio1809 (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Do you see protective layers at front and back? So how do you know that this is more fingerprint magnet? :-)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:47 1

49. neela_akaash (Posts: 1217; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


There are some people on PA who can differentiate between S6 and S6, 6s and 6s, Note 5 and Note 5.

So yes this is worse than S6. Or may be Vice-Versa...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:11 1

53. bodzio1809 (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


This is your opinion. I am writing about fingerprints.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:48 1

69. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hi
Just to be clear the nexus 6p as type c port
But it's only USB 2.0

You get nothing but problems with it when it comes to leads
Also my s6 transfer files faster due to ufs, so only even think that type c is good on the G5 if they offer USB 3.1, and that not going to happen due to CPU support, the prices of good lead are also not cheap and many have problems if if you buy top cash, seehttp://www.theverge.com/2016/2/12/10982062/apple-usb-c-cable-replacements-announced

Please note that lg G5 only uses USB type c for the add on thing they are using at the end I.e. The magic crap, good look with that

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:03 1

58. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 453; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


RTFA. It has a protective film. You have no idea how the actual phone looks.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:24 12

26. maherk (Posts: 4194; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Go get both your eyes and brain checked

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:22 8

47. tech2 (Posts: 3486; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You can't check something that's empty.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:00 10

37. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


You have to be a blind iPhone fanboy to try to claim the S6 looks in any way like the S5.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:29 2

40. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


+1 from me.
Agree, the only nice phone was the S2 and S4. The rest are ugly. Curved corners.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:28 1

79. Doctorluv (unregistered)


Kumar123, make up ur mind! I swore in earlier comments u said tht the S6 is identical to the iPhone 6..!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:24

25. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2937; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It's different, I'd say its because of the waterproofing if it is indeed waterproof.

The S7 looks like what a Sony made S6 would look like. The Z5,Z4,...ect have this look about them, that screams waterproof and that's the look the S7 has.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:35

63. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


That means same or better battery life than the s5 then as that had the same size battery

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:12

75. talon95 (Posts: 642; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


No, it's the Note 5 design.

It no longer has rounded edges with the flat cut running up to the round corners. I also preferred they style of the edges on the S6 to the Note 5.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:00 11

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


It looks ugly as compared to S6. I am definitely looking forward to LG G5 this year.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:33 13

32. xdza1979 (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Lol what?!
Haven't seen the G5 leaks?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:37 1

42. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Dam right, ugly POS. The A9 should've been the S7.
I was so excited for the S7, or the Edges. But... But I love my Note4, and really hate the Note5. Looks like the ugly S6, S6edge.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:37 2

48. chocowii (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


S6 was a failure and Samsung were sweeping it under the rug.
They always do trial and error.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:04 15

2. Wiencon (Posts: 1946; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Damn, another fingerprint magnet

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:57 18

15. joseanand (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


if you look closer. the phone still has plastic protective film covering front and back.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:16

21. rd_nest (Posts: 1617; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That's the plastic on the back though.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:38

43. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Are that lazy to swipe the phone for 5 seconds.?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:05 10

3. readreadz (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Plastic!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:52 16

12. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Well my friend, it's Samsung's SuperPower. They can even make glass looks like plastic.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:17 20

22. rd_nest (Posts: 1617; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Every Samsung article you will find this relentless troll. Looks more obsessed with Samsung hate than anything.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:34 3

41. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


It's true though. They use cheap fake plastic on their Note3, instead of using real leather. Even the side rims were made with plastic, but felt and looked like real metal or steel.

I deeply hate plastic. It's a sign of cheap rubbish made quality. When a item has weight to its products, it's well build. That's like saying I had a powerbank by EasyAcc, and it was made all with plastic and rubber. Then when I had the Anker powebank, it was all made with metal, steel, it was heavy. Pure sign if quality.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:33 1

71. ph00ny (Posts: 1330; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Let's not confuse perceived quality vs actual quality.

Aluminum is rubbish on its own. My old MBP surely feels more sturdy but it was riddled with dents.

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