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Samsung Galaxy S7 finally seen in the flesh, many details seemingly confirmed

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Samsung Galaxy S7 finally seen in the flesh, many details seemingly confirmed

Having trailed numerous leaks and sightings of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the past months, we may now finally have our first proper look at the device in the flesh. Tying in with those previous tidbits, the device features a curved back akin to the Galaxy Note 5, and as well as offering the world a glimpse of what's next, the leak's source confirms a few more key details. 

With Samsung's Unpacked event set to head off Mobile World Congress on February 21st, we still have a couple of weeks before the official unveiling. Vietnamese site Review Dao has treated fans to an early teaser, though unfortunately, it's only a single shot of the back. 

One of the constant gripes with Samsung devices and smartphones in general is the camera hump. It's been known for a while now that Sammy's upcoming flagship will severely reduce it to the degree that the lens sits almost flush. As you can see from the new image, the rear shooter has been tidied up, and as a result, protrudes a lot less. 

The Galaxy S7 will purportedly comprise a metallic frame, with the majority of the build being glass. This photo appears to showcase a plasticky finish, but it's very likely that Samsung has laced this prototype in a different material in order to keep folk guessing. 

The report mentions an improved Exynos SoC that offers a 15% bump to processor and graphics performance. As is typically the case with Samsung's flagship line, there'll be a Snapdragon variant as well, and both chips will apparently support high-quality audio DAC.

Much has been made of the S7's improved battery life, and thankfully, the latest report only corroborates this notion. Apparently, the battery can charge from flat to 80 percent in half an hour. The report appears to confirm the 12-megapixel Britecell rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, and waterproofing for added ruggedness. 

Price-wise, the S7 will supposedly sell for the equivalent of $740 in Vietnam, while the S7 edge is being touted much higher at $890. There's no telling whether this leak is the real deal, though, and the lack of a snap of the front only adds to the slight feeling of skepticism. 

Still, based on this leak, are you excited about the S7's eventual announcement? Let us know of your take via the comments.

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posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:46 5

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2142; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Ooh...Nice.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:10 30

13. adecvat (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


LOL, looks like Galaxy S1 plastic

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 11:30 4

56. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Exactly.. Samsung NEVER had back made from metal.. Always plastic..

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:21 12

68. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You must be new to Samsung phones, or just too young.
Samsung Wave series had both metallic back and removeable battery.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 23:15

103. matistight (Posts: 447; Member since: 13 May 2009)


The Galaxy S for AT&T had a metal back. Soooooo....

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 01:53

107. JoshN (Posts: 187; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)


OI Samsung GALAXY S4 Value Edition MIMIC'S Metal

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:16 4

65. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I give you the front of S7 Edge prototype:

http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/725af9afgw1f0sd8upsihj20qo0zkwhw.jpg

Alternate link:http://abload.de/img/725af9afgw1f0sd8upsihnzo25.jpg

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:26

71. joeytaylor (Posts: 467; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Is that antutu scores

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:46

76. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^ Yes.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 16:08

93. Nopers (Posts: 280; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


I think the regular S7 is going to have an edge display.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 20:34

118. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Hmmmmmm I dunno about this one.. If thats not a glass back, what is it? The LG G5 is looking more and more like an option for me :(

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 20:13

124. DarkVader777 (Posts: 52; Member since: 10 Feb 2016)


By an lg device and you will regret it.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:30 11

27. fonelover (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


It looks like plastic, May be the new J7.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 11:38

57. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I know right. never seen that color on a device before this is groundbreaking -_-

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:14 3

64. Punchy506 (Posts: 94; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


Looks like a fingerprint magnet

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 16:32

94. combatmedic870 (Posts: 675; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Well the good new is that it looks thicker. Why is this good? Larger battery rumor may be true. It looks like we will be getting S6 active kind of battery life. I'm excited to see how this turns out. This may be my next phone. 64gb please.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:20

101. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I doesnt look to have much of a metal from for the fingers to hold on to.
Personally I'm most looking forward to the non edge variant.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 22:10

119. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


atleast they should've brought back the faux leather back from the note 3.. that was classy!

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:47

2. maxha97 (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I think it's not final
It does not shiny as s6

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:47

4. maxha97 (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


With glass

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:21

20. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


They probably decided to get rid of the shiny film they out in the glass of the S6

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:47 15

3. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Looks great! They basically took the S6 design, which was already a top notch design, and refined it

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 12:29 2

75. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


"refined it"??

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 13:10 1

80. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Well they reduced the camera bump, improved the ergonomics and got rid of the blue-black colour which I personally hated.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 14:54 2

90. Switch00 (Posts: 482; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


What a bunch of baloney. Refine? Design language? Premium feel? Baloney after baloney. Its basicaly the same as s3. One average ugly mf. Note2 looks better.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 06:25

113. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 703; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


People kept saying that they'd take an S6 with a thicker back so as to increase battery space as well as hide the camera hump. Looks like you guys got exactly that. I will say the Note 5 looks a lot better. Curves along the sides look better than side-to-side and up-to-down

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 09:48 17

5. Busyboy (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Hideous

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:27 5

24. SupermanayrB (Posts: 617; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Based off of 1 pic from the back?! I guess you can tell if a girls' face looks good from behind huh?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 10:45 13

38. lukkiristi (Posts: 68; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, one can say the back is hideous.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 11:39 2

58. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


If the back is ugly who cares about the face???

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