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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: 94; 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: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


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

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:56 28

13. Kumar123 (Posts: 801; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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: 730; 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: 356; 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: 1193; 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: 356; 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: 2943; 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: 450; 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: 3803; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Go get both your eyes and brain checked

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:22 8

47. tech2 (Posts: 3458; 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: 2501; 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: 2943; 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: 553; 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: 283; 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: 447; 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: 1882; 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: 1593; 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: 20; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Plastic!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:52 16

12. Kumar123 (Posts: 801; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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: 1593; 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: 1238; 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.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 06:16 4

46. SLOW_ACID (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Feb 2016)


And stupidity is your SuperPower. You can even make your tiny brain becomes a piece of sh*t.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:05

52. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Yeah you're right plastic is their forte. Note 3 for example, how could a cheap plastic beats premium iPhone? It can manage higher pressure despite using plastic, so yeah i'm not expecting that...
https://youtu.be/FwM4ypi3at0

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:06 4

4. johanbiff (Posts: 404; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


seems fluid, also SD CARD FTW!!! meh for the design though but can`t speculate too much until I see it for real.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:08 7

5. Biernot (unregistered)


i don´t care about fingerprints,because i use a spigen case =)

Savety First Kids !!!!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:16 1

6. manojmcn (Posts: 543; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


One thing to note about glass design is, they wont look good in ordinary photos. I guess its the same case with S7. The first leaked real image of white color S6 looked crap in photos clicked using some mobile but in real the S6 models looked really better. If we look at the s7/edge leaks by @evleaks, the official renders look as good as s6. The only negative sign I see is the battery capacity of anything less than 3000mAh.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:02

51. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's 3000mAh
Maths says it will be 3000mAh

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:40

66. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Why the s5 had 2800 so the battery life will be the same or better , so it's all good as no users had problems with s5 battery life and this as android 6.0.1 on it, so I say it will be better than the reviewed s5 from 2014

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:18 8

7. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Now that their fav phone again has SD card sammy fans will emphasize how great and awesome SD cards are lol.Waiting for Z6 but honestly seems it will correct some of S6 mistakes.Never been a fan of sammy design but overall solid offering.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:06 5

17. ihearlivepplz (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Lol a lot of people are going to do this but as an S6 owner I honestly don't care about no external storage or a removable battery. I do hope they haven't removed the IR blaster though.And talking about design, I just saw an S3 today and it looked really good. Way better than my S6 infact except for the cheap plastic at the back.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:40

65. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3017; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Haha, true, the same bunch that were making excuse for Samsung removing it from the S6...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:37

8. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 81; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


Will the S7 and S7 edge comes with Optional dual Sim? It looks like the SD card port can house another Sim.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:45

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


Only for Asian markets, not for European countries.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:48 4

11. Chuck007 (Posts: 1114; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I really love the design (this and the Edge model) but all rumours seem to point to Micro-USB. What the heck... even my Nexus 5X "value" phone is already utilising USB Type-C.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:09 11

18. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Question: What exactly you have achieved by USB-C in Nexus 5x/6p? What does it to extra than microUSB (other than a reversible connector)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:13 2

20. manojmcn (Posts: 543; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


True, nothing is achieved by USB-C adoption soon. On the other hand, if S7 adopts USB-C we may struggle for cables to charge.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:43

67. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3017; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Exactly! Plus if they move to USB Type C, you'll then be requiring an adapter for most OTG devices, including this awesome pair of Micro USB Digital Headphones:

www.zorloo.com

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:25 2

54. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Yes the Nexus 5X and 6P both have USB type-c connectors, but they are running on USB 2.0 protocols NOT the USB 3.0 protocols that they are meant to be running on. Point being is that the only thing gained by the USB type C connectors on the Nexus 5X and 6P would be the ability to use the connector both ways when connecting it in to the device and a slightly faster charge rate. The Samsung S7 is rumored to be able to charge from 0-80% in about 15 minuets which negates any perceived charging advantage that a type C has.

But as always there's no telling whether this is a final production product or a prototype so lets not get our panties in a bind just yet...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:43

68. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This is what I have been saying all day

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:55

80. Chuck007 (Posts: 1114; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Great points there guys.

Truth be told, I simply prefer the USB Type-C connector simply for convenience and aesthetic's sake. Besides, USB 2.0 have never been a major bottleneck for me cause it's already plenty fast for me for photo backups. Now things would be entirely different if we talk about computers but for mobile, it's all I need.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 03:56 6

14. Shocky (unregistered)


Looks smudgy, looks like plastic but hoping it's not.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:12 11

19. FReDcc (Posts: 57; Member since: 11 Jun 2015)


To be honest...its a very boring design and it doesn't look like a flagship to ME..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:19 3

23. ammadtanveer (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Believe me or Not , I have never seen worst design like this , I never expect that sammy would bring this kind of design , S6 design is far better then this s7 , but i admit , s7 edge is something pleasure to watch and hold , i thought i could upgrade to s7 but its useless , i know s7 edge would not come in dual sim variant and also i m sure there would be no SD card option in s7 edge so its better to stick with My Note 5 & S6 edge plus Duos ...any way Best of luck sammy for S7 edge :)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:31

30. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


If you saw S7E could you tell me if it's waterproof? IP67? So it is rounded from front and back? If yes this is phone I am waiting for :D What you can tell more about it?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:26 29

27. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


He should have browsed phonearena without adblock to show performance. It's the hardest benchmark in existence.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:56 1

35. combatmedic870 (Posts: 631; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I agree.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:38 1

64. joeytaylor (Posts: 445; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Lmao....so true

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:26 1

28. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I like all black design without chrome parts. Also you need to notice that phone got protective covers on front and back. So maybe glass won't be so fingerprint magnet.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:32

31. havoc (Posts: 91; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


As a Dual Sim User that Hybrid Sim/MicroSD slot just make me sad. :(

And I think the back is plastic rather than the rumored glass, I think this might be the J7 rather than the S7.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 04:48 3

34. dimas (Posts: 2146; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I'd be really disappointed if the 2900mah battery is true. If samsung won't slip in a monster 3000mah or more then I'll just move on with my life and won't comment about s7 again. Big battery is long overdue for expensive flagships and people deserve to have that.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 05:03 16

38. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


So 2900 mAh is small and 3000 mAh is monstrous! Teach me maths, master.

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