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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel, front-facing camera both surface in leaked photos?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel, front-facing camera both surface in leaked photos?
Just yesterday, we passed along a tweet sent out by famed tipster Evan Blass. According to the message disseminated by Blass, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be released on March 11th. Considering that we expect the model to be unveiled on February 21st at the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event, this is a perfectly plausible launch date for the phone. Actually, we should say 'phones' since the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is expected to be launched on the very same day as its sibling is.

Today, a couple of interesting photos have leaked out. The first one claims to show the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The familiar Samsung logo has been covered up, the home button is a bit crooked, and the bezels appear to be too big. According to one report published today, the large bezels are merely a disguise, covering up the real look of the flagship.

Another photo shows some front-facing camera modules with the model number SM-G930F stamped on top. The SM-G930 is believed to be the model number of the Galaxy S7 with the "F" indicating the designation of a specific country or region. There does seem to be a change from the front-facing snapper used on the Samsung Galaxy S6. While the Galaxy S6 camera has the connector dead-center, the Galaxy S7's front-facing camera module has a connector that is offset to the left. It probably doesn't mean much in the overall scheme of things. Perhaps it is being done to add some room to the phone so that a larger capacity power plant can be installed. Anything we say would really just be a guess at this point.

We should know all on February 21st, which will be here before you know it.


source: GSMArena via SammyHub

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posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:03 10

1. Carlitos (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Cant wait to see what Samsung is bringing. Im tired of all these leaks

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:04

2. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


nahh!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:25

5. -Shadow- (Posts: 89; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Definitely different from S6 i can tell you that

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:59

15. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


see those bezels, they've got so thin in the current generation that those in the photo almost made me piuk!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:22 7

19. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Huh? But you need to see the iPhones bezels - you'll "piuk" even harder.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 20:30 1

44. BradyCrack (Posts: 523; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


What? These bezels are far worse then the iPhones.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:10 4

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Let's get to those Note 6 leaks.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:24 4

4. SenorThrottles (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


It looks like a Galaxy S2

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:41

8. aegislash (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Looks more like a Moto RAZR V3 to me.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:48

22. bucky (Posts: 2473; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I hope it looks like the s2. I loved that phone. Get rid of the touchwiz lag (not much remains) and I may jump on.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:33 8

6. Kumar123 (limited) (Posts: 559; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LG G5 will destroy this thing.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:35 19

7. WeezyF (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


stfu man

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:46 14

10. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Lgg5 with s**tty software and pathetic battery life won't be destroying anything but itself. Dude lg is a joke!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:20 5

18. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


@banglazbless

Huh? LG's Optimus UX is s**tty? You seem to ignore that TouchWiz UI is even worse!

And who says that LG can't bring back (or improve on) the awesome battery life of the LG G2?

If LG is a joke, then Samsung is as much.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:55 5

23. abdoualgeria (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


u'r talking about 2014 TOUCHWIZ right

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:01

31. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


2014 Touchwiz was the best UI...

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:09

34. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


@abdoualgeria

And you're talking about 2014 Optimus UX, right?

And even so, the 2014 LG UI runs way better than the ones in the S6 and Note5.

MEH

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:00

24. Subie (Posts: 545; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Yes, LG was definitely the star of battery life with the G2. I was surprised they let it drop.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:44 3

27. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Dude lg ui sucks bra! No matter how hard you try telling yourself it's good. The proof is in the pudding and TouchWiz is far more pleasing and functional than that garbage UI from lg.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:02

32. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


"TouchWiz is far more PLEASING and functional"

That phrase of yours - especially the one I quoted in capital letters - is 100% subjective!!!

Try harder.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 21:37

46. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


No need to try, I can beat you with my hands tie behind my back. Anyways! I'm not here to argue. You like lg ui, and i think TouchWiz is far better. Good bye and good riddance.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:50

36. Mreveryphone (Posts: 473; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


If it has lcd it will destroy it's self

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 17:51 1

37. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Display types too are a preference thing.

But OLED is becoming the name of the game in flagships.

Woah, burn-ins, burn-ins everywhere.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:44 5

9. yonith (Posts: 144; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Those top and bottom bezels are out of hand! The LG G5 with its 5.5in screen will prob have smaller dimensions than the S7's 5.1inch monstrosity.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:51 7

11. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Calm down man !! It is just prototype the final design will be completly differant

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:52 1

13. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Calm down man !! It is just prototype the final design will be completly differant

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:55 2

14. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


How can can you see the bezels with a case disguising it? The g4 have a 5.5in display and the s6 5.1, do you thing the g4 is smaller than the s6 in dimensions?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:11 1

17. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


But the Galaxy S5 gave 5.1" and the LG G3 gave 5.5", yet both phones were of sane dimensions.

So, the G5 could be at same or smaller dimensions than the S7.

Leaks sucks though, I wanna see the real stuff when it launches!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:26

20. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


... yet both were of *same* dimensions.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:32

21. Clars123 (Posts: 615; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


dude the G3 was still taller,wider and thicker

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:45 1

28. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


The width doesn't count, becumause their screen dimensions aren't equal: 5.1 vs 5.5!

The G3's thickness was meant to achieve the much better comfort of holding it by making the G3 fit perfectly in the hand, thanks to it's curve.

The G3 is slightly taller than the S5!

Considering the 0.4" which makes a full centimeter difference, the G3 was more compact than the S5!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 18:41

40. yonith (Posts: 144; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Thank you!!! LG always wins in screen to bezel ratio.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:47

29. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


because*

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:34

26. Settings (Posts: 1501; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Bezel haters.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:51

30. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Yeah, fandroids do not love them.

iFans do, of course.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 20:35

45. BradyCrack (Posts: 523; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


So you consider yourself a fandroid correct?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:52

12. Clars123 (Posts: 615; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


the source clearly says that this is an encasing that allows the factory workers to do their jobs while protecting the design from leaks...lesson for today..when phone arena posts an article always check the source

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:05 6

33. Alan01 (Posts: 358; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Actually, the problem is that some of our readers don't look at the whole story

"the large bezels are merely a disguise, covering up the real look of the flagship."

Try reading the entire article instead of blaming us.

Regards,
Alan F..

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:30

35. Clars123 (Posts: 615; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


yeah sorry about that....people do love to jump straight to the comments section though..but then again the comments section would be boring without it

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:06

16. shield (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Ugly galaxy S7

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:07

25. Obádárà (Posts: 92; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


... All I know is that the final product will be worth it...

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 17:54

38. hakn5897 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2015)


I korean. you dont have to worry about it. it is just proto type.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 18:34

39. yonith (Posts: 144; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


This could even just be the panel for one of those non US versions of the Galaxy lines.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 19:23

41. ibend (Posts: 3872; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


HTC's camera quality is really bad :-/
btw, S6 look way better than picture above

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 20:14

42. stardomains (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Nov 2015)


Samsung for me. I cannot stand onscreen software buttons like some large makers do. Capacitive offscreen buttons rule. Why waste valuable beautiful screenspace on permanant buttons? Just wish/hope they make a 5.7" S7. Interested in reveal myself.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 20:25

43. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


I doubt this is real S7 panel, it's more like A series (probably the rumoured A9 pro).

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 19:50

47. dig77 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Ironic that the picture was taken using a HTC phone...

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