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Samsung employee leaks information about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Samsung employee leaks information about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
A person who claims to be a Samsung employee has passed along some information regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7. The employee told the info to Korean Internet content provider Naver. Before we go through this leak, we should first remind you to take this story with a grain of salt. With that in mind, let's move on. As previous leaks and benchmark tests revealed, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will carry a 5.1-inch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5-inch glass.

According to the Samsung employee, all variants of the Galaxy S7 will use a black chassis for a premium look. Samsung will market the phone's ability to take great pictures at night. With the rumored 12MP camera coming with an aperture of f/1.7, the manufacture will use some sort of slogan like "On the night," whatever that means. The reason for the 12MP camera (down from 16MP on the Galaxy S6) is that Samsung is not focusing on MP count and is looking at sensor size and capacity instead. The camera will employ a dual pixel auto focus similar to what Canon uses on its DSLR  cameras. It reduces noise and makes colors more vibrant. And guess what, the camera hump is gone on the new model.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be dust and waterproof, according to this anonymous Samsung employee. That was a feature found on the Samsung Galaxy S5 that was removed with the Samsung Galaxy S6. All versions of the phone will contain a hybrid dual SIM slot that allows Galaxy S7 users to employ a microSD card. This is another feature that Samsung removed with the Galaxy S6 and has apparently brought back with the new phone.

Consumers will get to choose from four colors, Black, White Silver, Gold. Perhaps the best news is that the capacity of the battery will be raised on the Galaxy S7.

We should see the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge unveiled during the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event on February 21st. That is the day before MWC 20126 kicks off in Barcelona. Outside of the elimination of the camera hump, the design of the Galaxy S7 is said to strongly resemble the Galaxy S6. You can check out images of that model below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Naver (translated)

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posted on 24 Jan 2016, 22:51 16

1. BobLawblaw (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


Well feck. Might sell my Note 5 for this.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:37 23

16. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


S7 Slogan: the comeback kid

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 12:23

79. aBoss (Posts: 101; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


We need 4k at 60p and 480fps slow motion and removable battery.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 14:48

81. combatmedic870 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


High end consumer cameras don't shoot 4k @60p.
But if we do have expandable memory....why not.

What will be more interesting, will be the sensor size. It's supposed to be bigger. So 1/2.3 perhaps vs S6 1/2.6. Plus I REALLY hope there is some optical stability.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:44 4

34. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


just wait for note6, there is high chance that theyll get microSD slot, and maybe dust&waterproof as bonus, since not much change on performance side..
(and by then S7 price will have some nice cut, so if note6 isnt worth to get, u can just but S7, lol)

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:16 1

52. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This is also why Samsung as changed the edge screen size to 5.5 as there will have been no way to fit the 2 sims/sd card in the phone, as they was unable to do an edge 2 sims for the s6 due to size at the top of the phone

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 22:58 2

2. Tziggy14 (Posts: 440; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


Stupid move decreasing the MP camera. The MP is what makes Samsung have the best cameras on the market. Why reduce one of your great advantages?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:10 56

6. Boybawang (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Please stop! you have no idea what u are talking about.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:15 12

25. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


hahaha... he dont know anything about cameras... sounds like "ignorance is a bliss" for him... he has just "thrown a donkey into the well(killing the essense of something)"

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:48 1

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


Ha, Ashoaib! You seem to be full of proverbs.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 02:22 5

41. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1112; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


maybe he likes printing his pics on tarpaulins. lol

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:18 4

11. technitude (Posts: 96; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


12MPs is still 6 times the clarity of a typical monitor (1920x1080). If they are improving other aspects of the image, I'm fine with the change. The group that will be most disappointed, will be those that zoom into photos a lot. But for those of us that want better pictures of sunsets and dimly lit places, we'll be happy.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:21 4

14. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


I'm waiting for the twits who'll inevitably say that this is a move to copy the iPhone..oh boy..the comments section will be lively with the announcement of new flagships

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:19

54. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope as they only do 12mp it not bigger pixels and 1.7 and so on

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 08:53 3

67. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I think copying the philosophy of another company(ies) is okay if it means you get a better product in the end.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:24 2

71. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


it cannot be a move to copy iphone... 12mp of nexus 5x/6p has already proven a lot and has achieved a good popularity... presence of nexus 5x/6p in the market doesnt grant apple any exclusivity on 12mp

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 08:25 1

65. rsiders (Posts: 852; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Did Samsung really need to improve that much in those areas? Not really. The phones from last year already take amazing photos especially since most of the big players allow for manual controls now. I mean if it is improved great but the bar was already raised considerably last year.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:27 1

72. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


improvement is always better... I beleive that they need improvement in all areas... everyone needs improvement in every area and I hope all companies will continue the improvement

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:24 4

31. WPX00 (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Provided you do it right, theres no issue with reducing. Even high end cameras like the Sony A7S have only 12MP.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:49 1

57. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Yea and their sensor is also 35mm, with optics that will kill a goat. Point being a 12mp camera sensor is never comparable to a 12mp full frame dslr.

When you have many limiting factors, MP start to matter, and there is no denying that MP pull in more details. How those details happen to be seen are a different story, but they should have stuck with 16mp and increased the pixel size and been done with it.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 07:11 1

61. burekbrigada (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


There is denying :)

MP pull more details ONLY when other things are same, most important pixel size.
In practice, except when conditions are ideal (very bright scene) more MP means LESS detail, due to smaller pixel size. Small pixel simple don't capture any part of scene (of course, bellow some threshold).

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:18 2

53. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Mate it will have bigger pixels so it will be very close to 16mp but will way better low light cam

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 04:04

77. TheOldOne (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


have you not read the article? This is why: "Samsung is not focusing on MP count and is looking at sensor size and capacity instead." The quality of an image is given by the lack of noise. And the noise come from having the camera "pixels" to tight toghether, which you normally get if you stack way to many of them in small (as in phisical size) senzor.

Get a larger senzor, with a slight less number of megapixels (aka: less pixel density on the senzor) and you are reducing drastically the noise. This is what the DSLR camera are doing by the way. Ofc, they can do that easier, compared with a smartphone, because they a re simply bigger.

Learn your stuff... look for the "full frame sensor" on google.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 22:58 24

3. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Sounds like a solid update of one of the industry's finest.

Not to difficult to conclude that 'On the Night' is likely a mistranslation of 'Own the Night', as in take control of night time photography.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:17 1

10. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I recall one DaHarder from the old Engadget days. He used to own whole lot of phones. Are you the same guy?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:07 7

20. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Yes... I still read/follow these sites, but lost interest in all the endless bickering and nonsensical trolling that made any kind of intelligent dialog nearly impossible.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:32 3

27. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^^ I know the feeling..

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 02:05 6

39. BobLawblaw (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


To be honest with you pal this place is gone to the dogs. If there was an article up about the best cheese to come out of Tajikistan it would end up as a Android v Apple flame war..

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:53

30. Krjal (Posts: 227; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


While you're most likely right about the translation there's a chance it's an appropriation of a phrase like "Out on the town".

Marketing aside I'm looking forward to this launch too.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:01 1

4. fiji.siv (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


"all variants of the Galaxy S7 will use a black chassis"
"Consumers will get to choose from four colors"

confusing

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:10

7. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


It is, if you don't understand that only the chassis will be black across all options, while the other parts of the phone will vary in color.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:13 2

9. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


as in a black front glass

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:21

13. vijay.alapati (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


that will spoil the beauty of the other colors :(

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:26 4

15. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Chassis =/= Front Glass

It's the metal that wraps around the phone.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:15

24. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


well that will be interesting to see...I was thinking of the Galaxy A(2016) and the black,blue and bronze gold S5's front glass

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:07 6

5. technitude (Posts: 96; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Do you really think there will still be a MWC in 20126?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:13

8. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Other than the colors, these are all rumors we've heard before.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:20

12. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


And it's a safe bet that Samsung releases Black, Gold, Silver variants in all phones along with few more colours later.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 23:53 3

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3713; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Why not increasing sensor size on 16MP count?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:12 3

22. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


because a larger sensor wouldn't fit inside the phone..requiring a larger protrusion

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:48

37. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah, just like Galaxy K Zoom (yeah it has not so great sensor, its thick mostly because zoom mechanism, but they sure can put bigger sensor like 1020 if they want), just why they didnt continue this series :-/

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:50 1

58. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


they could have easily thrown one in if they were not overly concerned about thickness. At 8.5mm-10mm they would have had more than enough room.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:04 11

18. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


water proof , micro SD card ? I'm throwing money at my screen but nothing is happening :(

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 08:42

66. joeytaylor (Posts: 410; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Cannot buy it fast enough

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:05 1

19. techietech (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Jan 2016)


Maybe it has the same design like the Galaxy A Series 2016? This looks promising.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:12 1

21. raerae (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


Looks promising.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:13 6

23. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Sensor Size + Aperture > Megapixels

Its 2016 and I think everyone should know that by now...

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:18 4

26. ph00ny (Posts: 1164; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Only true if there is enough megapixels to begin with and in this case, 12mp should be more than enough

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:29

56. Shocky (Posts: 2232; Member since: 16 May 2012)


It's about balance.

Something HTC got horribly wrong.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:52

59. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Balance and more Balance.

http://i.imgur.com/nxcQiff.png

I rather have the more detailed picture on the right, with raw output...both are phones pictures, both at same distance, one is the highest end Galaxy you can buy and the other a 2yr+ old phone.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:41 1

28. Bankim (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Is it confirmed that the S7 edge will be 5.5 inch ? I'd be happy to buy if so.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 06:25

55. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It as to be if it as 2x sim/sd card reader at the top of the edge there was no room in the s6 edge

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:44

73. dennisfurlan (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Isn't the top of the S6 edge a bit thicker than the regular S6? It's the side frames of the edge that are thinner, no?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:47 1

29. submar (Posts: 350; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


if touchwiz got refined

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:35

32. Diezparda (Posts: 837; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Any further info about force touch? i know many people said it was a gimmick but i won't say too much unless i tried one (still no luck with 6S since it's not officially available in Indonesia).

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:41

33. Bankim (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


its true

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:47

35. Switch00 (Posts: 399; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


No 6.0 - 6.3'' model? I'll pass.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 07:31 4

63. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Please pass.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 02:00 2

38. OdysseasP (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)


The current implementation of Dual Pixel autofocus technology in the Canon DSLRs provides autofocus during Live View photo shooting and video recording, while it can't be used for autofocus tracking of moving objects during photo shooting. It has nothing to do about reducing noise and making colours more vibrant.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 02:20

40. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Sounds very promising, time to sell my s6 edge+ !

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