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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks; compare it to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 panels

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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks; compare it to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 panels
The other day, we showed you images of what allegedly was the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Some of the sensors on the front of the handset appeared to be on the opposite side of where they were placed on earlier leaks, which raised a red flag. The cutout for the home button does seem wide enough to accommodate the larger rectangular button that was seen in earlier images of the phone.

Tonight, one of our loyal readers sent us images of what he says is the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7, compared to the front panels of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. We can see a big difference between the previous leak, and this one. The new image has some of the sensors on the front of the Galaxy S7 on the left side. The screen appears to be bigger than the one on the Galaxy S6, with corners that are more squared-off. The bezels are slightly thinner, but the home button remains the same size.

Comparing the leaked Galaxy S7 front panel with one belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you can see that the Samsung Galaxy S7 panel looks very much like a smaller version of the latest iteration of Sammy's high-end phablet.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 introduced on February 21st at the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event. That is the day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off in Barcelona. We expect the phone to come with a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will be under the hood, with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM will be inside.


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posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:43 12

1. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Looks great to me. The only thing they need to fix now is touchwiz.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:57 4

5. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Well it looks much better than the last leaks. Let's see what the final product turns out to be. Until then I am not going to say anything.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:59 15

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1860; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


You smart...you loyal. But your benchmarks tho...

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 00:03 2

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


lolz ;)

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 00:54 3

10. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Looks very similar to the A series. Even though I like the design of the A series, I think there should be a differentiating factor between the flagship devices and other phones.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:42 6

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


TouchWiz doesn't need fixing. But your brain does as you keep repeating the same stuff almost every Samsung article.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 10:37

30. xdza1979 (Posts: 265; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


TW in my Note 5 is 50% reduced, the real problem is the Samsung forced s**t apps and 3rd party apps samsung forces on their users, like the Microsoft apps, and that Face book app which is reinstall and automatically update it self even when you disable it, and can only be viewed in the app manager in the form of (com.facebook.system and com.facebook.appmanger)
Very fishy and deceiving..

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:43

2. w1000i (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Bigger ??!!! Plz no

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 06:11 2

22. hung2900 (Posts: 951; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Looks like Galaxy A5 (5.2 inch)

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:49

3. zeeBomb (Posts: 1860; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Yeah no problem PA. It was my honor to let the faithful viewers know about the galaxy that Samsung is in very, very far away.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:49 1

4. ibend (Posts: 3860; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


white front panel in white background? genius

btw is it confirmed? its almost the same design (but i'm glad it doesnt use rectangle button)

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 00:11 9

8. BradyCrack (Posts: 515; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Seems all Samsung phones look the same...

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 00:28

9. kent-gaga (Posts: 497; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


now you notice?

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 03:07 14

16. twens (Posts: 962; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Which manufacturers devices doesn't look the same or have the same design language? Sometimes I wonder if this site is full of smart geeks or just dumb phone lovers pretending to be geeks.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 05:23

18. catze86 (Posts: 692; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Sony brick wall designs.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:46

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Neither. They are just dump. Not geeks, just chumps.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 08:13 1

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


Seriously? The front of all devices have looked the same since, well, forever. A glass slab with a screen, speaker, and front facing camera. Not really much you can do to give the front of a device a complete visual overhaul.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:45 1

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yes, all the Galaxies carry the same familiar look. No different from other companies who sell a series of phone.

Even though they look similar, they don't look exactly alike.

The S has had a different model every year. They look significantly different enough to tell them apart. Unlike some brands.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 01:17 13

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


This is a Galaxy A5(2016) front panel

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 02:30

14. davidecek99 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Sep 2015)


You are right. I can see 5,2 inch display on it.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 01:54

12. djkhalid (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


those bezels tho :O

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 02:10 1

13. obedchuni (Posts: 159; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Same front panel, looks same, all Samsung phone looks same.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 03:17 1

17. JMartin22 (Posts: 1940; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


They don't have to change the design, it's their signature design, every manufacturer has one. They just need to keep improving it from an engineering standpoint. Slimmer bezels, different build material, etc.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 05:27

19. catze86 (Posts: 692; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


When you look back at Previous designs, You will know Samsung actualy very creative about designs. Samsung i450, Samsung innov8, Samsung Pixon12 and B&O series. Even Note Edge prototype is very beautiful.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 16:15

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


They need to find the right formula & that's it. Why wasting so much resource to develop "creative" designs when their latest design are quite acceptable? Instead they can focus on software side & do incremental design like trimming the bezel or using better material over time like JMartin22 said.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 05:55

21. wando77 (Posts: 813; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Yes cause the edge and s6 look identical

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 16:28

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


No, i dare to say Samsung was bold when it comes to design. What about edge variant device? aren't they innovative? but it was expensive and some people find it gimmicky (especially on the Note 4 edge which look ridiculous).It was the cost for attempt to be creative, either people will like it or hate it.

Samsung was learning by making some mistakes. I'd say S6 edge variant was the most beautiful device for 2015, glass back is no more horrible experience cuz they are sturdier with Gorilla glass 4 compared to iPhone 4/4s (not the best for anyone cause it leave smudges).

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 02:32 2

15. MartinR (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Yep, this is the new A-series front glass LOLZ

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 05:51

20. omar98 (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


Looks like a down sized note device

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 06:54

23. femtominion (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Dec 2015)


pls use akm or ess sabre for the audio dac. thanks!

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:17

24. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


Does not match schematics unlike this S7 front panel
http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/galaxy-s7-panel-474x640.jpg

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:58

25. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


All I want to see is them shrink the top and bottom bezel otherwise their design is perfect imho

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 23:00

33. faha1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


S7 is now converted in Note design no way.

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