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Report: No major design changes for the Samsung Galaxy S7

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Report: No major design changes for the Samsung Galaxy S7
If you're expecting Samsung to come out with a major redesign of its flagship phone next year, you might end up disappointed. According to a report published today in Korea, Samsung is planning on keeping the design of the Samsung Galaxy S7 the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6. That doesn't mean that there won't be any changes, as the manufacturer is said to be looking at improving the overall performance of the phone, along with the quality of the display and the camera. "The S7 will get a little change," says one source.

With the Samsung Galaxy J series providing most of Samsung's market share gains this year, the company is realizing that a combination of good pricing and hardware is more important to the consumer than a glitzy design. As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S7 should end up looking like its predecessor, although it will be faster and more powerful. The Exynos 8890 SoC which is expected to power the handset everywhere but the U.S. and China, recently scored an AnTuTu benchmark score above 100,000. U.S. and Chinese versions of the phone will reportedly feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset inside.

Despite rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled next month, the last two models have been introduced the day before the MWC starts its annual show in Barcelona. Considering that Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event for February 21st, the day before MWC opens its doors next year, the odds favor that this will be the date when the Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially announced.


source: KoreaTimes via GforGames

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posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:34 16

1. rfb813 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Hoped they would have a SD card access.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:46 8

5. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 765; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I hope they will add it again

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 16:43 2

57. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


SD card and larger battery!

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:19

110. fitnesspro (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


Keep on dreaming. The iPhone is two years behind the Android Flagships. You want that which you would like to have? Get yourself a NEXUS or LG G4 or LG V10. They have all the goodies. Don't want to spend a lot. Well, here comes the Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 2 Laser. Actually, the NEXUS don't have replaceable battery or x-tra SD memory card but you get the Pure Android, meaning no skins, no bloat ware. But the LG has all those "moving " features and so does the Zenfone. Don't be hooked up on a name brand. Read, educate yourself, then buy. You will save a bundle. Good luck.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:54 1

8. joevsyou (Posts: 683; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


seems like a easy design fix and a a lot of people complained about it. Just add little bit more space in the sim card and boom

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:06

13. Furbal (Posts: 924; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yeap, use the same setup as the M8/M9 or Moto X

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:37 10

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The removal of the sdcard had nothing to do with the new design of the phone. It was because UFS 2.0 didnt have a compatible controller for using one.

Try to understand that the controller for eMMC is uni-directional while the UFS controller is bi-directional.

The only way to bring sdcards back would be to either go back to the old way, of create a way to have both. However having 2 controller on the same bus would seem that the sdcard controller would cause the UFS controller to slow down, unless Samsung finds a way to give it its own BUS.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 15:54 6

46. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


SD 805 had it fully enabled with no slow down.
Same for SD810.
Same for SD820 ( why do you think Samsung want to use it ? )

So its Exynos Soc thats made you loose your SD card.
Yay super high benchmark scoore but no SD card.
Well i would take lower benchmark scoore like the SD810 with SD support over an exynos anyday.

My M9 is butter smooth in gaming and ui so for me all i need is there plus i have SD ;)

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 09:19

106. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Shut up

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 22:06

87. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Sources?

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 23:38 1

91. Elfmonster (Posts: 408; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


Why couldn't Samsung just add 2tb internal? If the lg v10 van have a 2tb SD card, why can't phones put 2tb in as stock?

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:16 2

99. Clars123 (Posts: 600; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


you tell me where a mobile 2TB UFS memory module exists..then you can tell samsung to use it

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 02:31 1

95. senseiJ (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 May 2015)


Why is Meizu pro 5, which employs exynos chipset, compatible with SD card?

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 15:51 1

45. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Its not a design fix its a limitation of the SOC.
Exynos do not support the ultra fast onboard memory at full speed with a SD card so they simply removed the SD card.

SD Soc support this since the 805.
Why do you think they want to use 820 in certain market? ( market thats want SD card mostly in fact )

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:06 9

12. QWERTYphone (Posts: 651; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


No removable battery = FAIL
No microSD = FAIL
FRAGILE glass construction = FAIL

The LG G5 will be replacing my Samsung S5.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:14 19

19. Clars123 (Posts: 600; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


great.....enjoy it

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:15 28

20. Podrick (Posts: 457; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


You= Fail

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:32 8

23. Lememurilo (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)


- LG G5 will have fragile metal unibody construction, with no removable battery
-Galaxy S7 will have MicroSD slot

YOU = FAIL

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 15:56 3

48. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


LG G5 will also have the SD card.

Metal is stronger than glass unless you put a much thicker glass material so Galaxy S7 will be 2 inch thick?

Some ppl need to wake up.

All i agree with you guys is thats removable battery is overrated all my last phone had built in battery and better battery life than the phone i had before.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:38

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So! Sales numbers says it did fail considering all the S6 models combine have likely sold more than 70M total.

Because for nearly a month, the S6 Edge+ was near impossible to find.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 15:57 3

49. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


S6 sales number look good.
But revenue is falling down the drain and the total sale compared to earlier model is nothing impressive.

Also S6 ( edge more than any others ) have load of screen and overheating problem ( had client with melted gelskin cases... )

So sorry dude.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 16:02 3

53. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because Samsung is being hit hard on the low end. They have no competition on the high end except against Apple.

Right now I am confident that the combine sales of the S6 and Note 5 all were equally as high as iPhone sales for 2015.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:12

97. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


never heard of heat like that but when i run my gear vr phone gets hot crazy hot, gear vr needed a heat absorbing gel or coolant cover over the phone to help dissipate heat am waiting for cold temps so i can use it outside see how much longer it lasts

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:18

59. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11378; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No spamming QWERTYphone post = NOT FAIL

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 19:15 1

72. QWERTYphone (Posts: 651; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


You trolls trying to dismiss the IRREFUTABLE FACTS that I post as "spam" are PATHETIC.
YES, it's a fact that:
NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL
NO MICRO SD = FAIL
FRAGILE GLASS BODY = FAIL

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 19:31 1

76. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


person who doesn't know what personal preference mean = BIGGEST FAIL OF ALL

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:15 1

98. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


as much as i hate apple how is apple not a fail since its got all of the above ?

qwerty go play with your priv a f off no one wants you on this site.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 19:47 1

78. tbacba (Posts: 98; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


People still say "fail"?

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 09:19

107. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


No one wants your opinion :)

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:25

60. zeeBomb (Posts: 1786; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Denser battery, hopefully inclusion of SD card.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:06

96. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


they do thats already been said as is a bigger battery no sure on remvoable maybe, i hope they do a slide lock back so you can buy different backs like moto tp rubber would be nice and sticky lol

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:37 22

2. quintessential (Posts: 62; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


Of course there won't be any major redesign for the S7...

Samsung can't take inspiration from Apple's design any further since the iPhone 6S this year looks the same, and they have no idea what the iPhone 7 would look like.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:47

6. warrenellis93 (Posts: 151; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


I believe the same thing and i think your comment has something to do with the cheif of samsung mobile leaving

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:41 10

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He isnt leaving. He has the same job, he is only going to be working more directly with the product.

Also the S6's didnt copy Apple's iconic design. Just because they share some similarities.

Go and look at all metal phones. If you have a metal phone, you have no choice but to drill speaker holes. Users compalined about the speaker being on the back and muffling sounds, so they moved it to the bottom, has nothign to do with Apple.

Using metal and glass design was the users wish for a more premium design vs using plastic.

The move to UFS 2.0 was based on users complaints of laggy devices.

None of those moves had anything to do with Apple.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 15:59

51. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


And the S6 and such are still laggy compared to an overheating ( lol just using crap ppl said ) M9.

My M9 open app for first time less than 10% slower ( and at those speed... its almost not existant ) but open them again 3 time faster ( better multitasking )

Also UI is smoother and game are as smooth.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:27 5

61. tedkord (Posts: 10263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Zero lag or overheating on my Note 5. Just smooth performance and power. Try again.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:27

102. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


what language are your trying to speak nothing you wrote made sense,
htc has less bloat and less skin on android why do you think google is working with samsungs touchwiz to slim it down and speed it up, most of us samsung users dont use tw we use google now.
we all want sock android with ability to download samsung apps

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 05:59

105. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


You what? by Google now I assume you mean the stock google launcher from the market?

It's just a launcher silly, touchwiz is much more than that.

If the system is laggy it won't make any difference what launcher you install which means it's all in your head! LOL.. :D

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:53

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Today, however, Samsung Group has announced that a Dong-Jin Koh will be taking the spot of president of the mobile communications business, assuming responsibility for the division's day-to-day operations.

---->>>>>NOTE, however, that J.K. Shin will remain at his post as head of mobile, ultimately focusing on re-adjusting Samsung's long-term strategies for the smartphone business.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 19:16 2

73. QWERTYphone (Posts: 651; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Who gives a F about these execs? Do you eat dog together at holiday dinners or are you just a pathetic Samsung fan boi ???

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:54 21

9. martinjhm271 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


lol the design of iphone 6s is the same on iphone 5,5s ,and the design on the galaxy s6 edge is a mile better than iphone 6s,go home you are drunk.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:11 7

17. Rafishant (Posts: 210; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


He was so right.
Samsung used to copy Apple every time.
So they will wait to iPhone 7 in order to copy it in their next Galaxy S8

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:28 8

62. tedkord (Posts: 10263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


All you proved was that you're just as retarded as the original poster.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 19:48

79. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


@Rafishant - Copy my ass! Wait for iPhone 7! iPhone changes its new look every 2 years or more. And you want Samsung to change every year, and if they don't, you troll them. Grow up, dude!

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 20:29

82. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i don't get people trying to defend Samsung design-wise.
look at how hard Samsung is trying to be Apple, that centered physical-home-button-only has been an Apple icon for ages.
in the past it was even more square.

that navigation combo is not Google's standart language, it should be on-screen buttons, or at least 3 capacitive navigation buttons.

only Samsung uses 1 physical home button, and HTC recently has been killing it's own excellent design and turning into just another chinese company,
i'm not considering those other chinese phones(Xiaomi, Meizu, etc) as they are well known for mimicing Apple's design.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 21:49 2

86. willard12 (Posts: 1530; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Go away.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-SGH-F700_id1941

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 00:15

93. mjk2804 (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Apr 2015)


trying to be stupid or is it by birth?

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:34

103. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


wow everything you wrote is factually wrong
samsung did a round hone button first the changed to square then so on and so on you know what f it you idiots dont know a thing just i have an iphone ooo look at me yeah and every 7 year old girl has an iphone its a kids toy and old person toy a joke of a company not worth trying to waste time reading all the 3rd world idiots out there saying samsung this and that, not one thing apple has said they created was real never invented anything or repurposed anything that was not doing it anyways

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:07 3

15. Rafishant (Posts: 210; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Comment of the year

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:48 12

34. tedkord (Posts: 10263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If they're looking for the iPhone 7 design, they should just look to the HTC M9 since the iPhone 6 series was copied from the M8.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:32 1

64. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wow! God help us all If the idiot isheep actually believe this drivel. Lol

The GS6 edge was the only unique flagship design in like 4 years....

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 03:21

101. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


shame i was going to say the same about apple since they have finished coping samsung and htc now they are going to copy gionee for thin and 1.5 mm jack or like other oems no head jack

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:40

3. Wiencon (Posts: 1775; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


This is hardly surprising

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 12:43 2

4. warrenellis93 (Posts: 151; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Samsung is apple's lg

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:02 13

10. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


...What does that even mean...?

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 13:54 2

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because LG copies Samsung, and the claim is Samsung copies Apple. Which they do sometimes.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 16:00 1

52. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yeah LG G1 G2 G3 G4 are sooo similar to Samsung S3 , S4 , S5...
You guys need glasses.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:06

58. Diezparda (Posts: 844; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Somewhat true, before beats by dre almost every headphone manufacturer doesn't care about style although they had much much better audio quality they only focused on that point. It is what Samsung do right now think more like Apple and less like themselves and i'm not even complaining because it's move towards right direction.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 17:30

63. tedkord (Posts: 10263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The problem with a manufacturer worrying about style and ignoring quality and function is you wind up with a product like Beats Headphones - expensive garbage.

posted on 01 Dec 2015, 18:02

68. Diezparda (Posts: 844; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Quality is okay but functionality is not okay especially for Note fans. It is no garbage anyway, they are still manage to be the best android flagship nowadays but of course it's far from perfect.

If you mean the beats headphone then... it can't be help

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