Samsung Galaxy S7: Note 5-like form factor, protruding camera and more
We're only a few days into the new calendar year, but already the tone is being set for a busy, exciting 2016 for the mobile arena. It is without question that Samsung's Galaxy S7, the latest of the popular high-end Android smartphone series, is going to command the lion's share of the limelight as it prepares to debut at Mobile World Congress next month. Following a recent report offering a number of details on the forthcoming handset, the rumor mill is once again churning out info, suggesting that the device will include a protruding camera whilst looking like the smaller cousin of the Galaxy Note 5.
According to a tipster of SamMobile, the design of the S7 will be very similar to that of the Note 5, just smaller in form factor. This comparison is said to be drawn from the upcoming device's curved rear, which'll apparently shape up akin to the Note 5 and also Samsung's Z3.
The report also indicates that the home button will be the rounded affair to which users are accustomed. There have been suggestions that it could take a more squared aesthetic. Either way, it seems fairly improbable that the tweaking of the button's appearance will be a deal-breaker to prospective buyers.
If you're part of the mobile community that loathes protruding camera modules, then there's some bad news to digest. Contrary to some notably hopeful tidbits, the tipster of SamMobile suggests that the camera will not sit flush. Though unlikely to stick out any more so than that of the Galaxy S6, this may be off-putting for those partial to the tucked-in, streamlined approach.
The official unveiling of the device on February 21st is so near, yet so far -- particularly for those planning on following the build-up. We're still somewhat feeding off scraps in lieu of any nailed-on evidence, although the panel leak earlier this week does seem to tie in with this new information. In short, any visual differences between the S6 and S7 are likely to be rudimentary. Meanwhile, the internal hardware will get its customary bump, while Sammy could also throw in an iris scanner for good measure.
Whatever the case, any further S7-related info will be covered right here at PhoneArena, so stay tuned!