7 rumored features of the Samsung Galaxy S7

7 rumored features of the Samsung Galaxy S7
We've barely gotten accustomed to all novelties that the Galaxy S6 brought, especially in terms of the radical redesign, and it's already Galaxy S7 rumor mill time, indicating that Samsung might have indeed succeeded to shorten the development timeframe for its future flagship through more robust project management techniques.

There is so much information trickling down from various places about Samsung's Project Lucky (seven is a lucky number in Samsung's homeland), that we felt the need to do a little roundup of everything that has been rumored about the Galaxy S7 so far. 

Besides the usual speculation about chipset, screen and camera upgrades, which can be largely expected, there are some more interesting tidbits that are fleshing out the S7 as quite the potent warrior in the highest-end segment. 

To top it all off, the rumored January/February unveiling timeframe means that all these wonders below aren't that far off, and we will sure have more info between now and then, but here's what we've heard about the Galaxy S7 so far.





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78 Comments

1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

It'll probably yet again come with an inferior camera tech - no physical camera button.

6. Sheppard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 06, 2015

Samsung smartphones have always had one of the best cameras. Stop trolling.

18. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I wonder why they keep the loudness button... A three-step 'shortcut' would decently replace it, don't you think? But on the other hand, if Iphone doesn't have physical camera button, why would Galaxy S have it...

25. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Since the Galaxy S doesn't iPhones don't either :)

35. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

do you know what the S6 volume key can do when taking a picture? dont think you do hey

65. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lmao +1

80. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

The iPhones volume button can take a pic as well. Been that way for awhile.

16. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

just bcoz it doesn't have a physical camera buttin....doesnt mean its inferior !! samsung camera are the best in business !!

21. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

It sure duz mean it. Can't beat that button feeling. S6 can't compete (and neither can Iphone) with for example Lumia 1520's camera all-round experience. Btw, button is a part of camera technology and is by far superior to using touch method, which is lame. Non-Iphone copycats know it. I still use Note 2.

42. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Hey! All these new TV sets are inferior because nothing beats a TV with a physical dial to change the channels! Dials on TV's went away 30 years ago. Camera buttons are not on phones because consumers don't need and want it. Move into the present now. And the Lumina 1520 camera was slow as s**t and a pain to use! You really had to tweak the settings to get a really good pic that, half the time, an Iphone 5 or Samsung S4 would produce in their automatic setting.

20. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

You must be joking, right? One of the best features of Samsung flagship phones has always been the camera.

26. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Not sure if iPhone 6S Plus even comes near the camera quality of the Galaxy S6 xD

37. Nicko97

Posts: 49; Member since: May 25, 2015

Actually it does in some cases beats the newest Galaxy phones look it up

75. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

No it doesn't, no matter how many times you and the Apple centric sites say it does. We have looked it up and the iPhone 6s has the 11th best smartphone camera on the market, behind all of the Android flagships for this year and the Galaxy Note 4 from last year. The Galaxy S6 has the 2nd best smartphone camera, with the Sony Xperia Z5 being the 1st.

49. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

My note 4 has a physical camera button, oh and my note 3, Galaxy s5 and my note 2. Its called settings and change what the volume key does. Buuut I never use it. Sooooo much easier to tap screen to take a pic faster w/o feeling around for a dumb button!

52. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Only an idiot buys a phone made of FRAGILE GLASS with no removable battery and SD.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only an idiot keeps repeating BS from their fragile brain with common sense and stupid trolling posts. There I fixed it for you. I'm curious. You've never owned a product with a dual glass design? YES or NO. If no, then that is YOUR choice...right? So since such a design has actually increased sales and not hurt them, I think it shows YOU'RE the idiot because you don't change with the times.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? With the exception of the Lumia with its 40+ MP shooters, no camera out has beaten the the S5, none of the S6 models and the Note since the Note 4. So basically 3 years of Samsung devices have had the best cameras on any smartphone with only the Lumia being the top dog. So I fail to understand what you're talking about. Why don't you take your screen name and use it to your advantage...Switch from being stupid and trying being more smart by using the internet to be more knowledgeable.

64. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

You have forgot Z5 camera. On the other hand i found that physical button I have on Z3 useless. Phones now are too thin to be able to comfortably use those buttons. Especially Sony with those rounded edges and slippery back...

86. sticker

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

this physical button in Z3 is useful when taking underwater photos.

85. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

My next smartphone will have better camera than samsung

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On Galaxy device you can assign the volume button for example, to be the shutter. I fail to see what you're talking about. You're just stupid. The fact you don't know that means, you've not used a Galaxy device ever in your life, or at least not since the Galaxy S4; and you haven't even pickup one or look online to find out what has actually changed on them. With info being so readily available, it is a shame for you to be clueless stupid. Come out of mom's basement and stop playing with yourself and join us in the real world.

70. engineer-1701d unregistered

What are you talking about Samsung has a physical vol button and that's the pic button, if you don't have our have ever had an android or damaging phone don't troll kid

74. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Who on fugging earth told you samsung phones came with an inferior camera with no physical camera. In my s6 edge plus, once camera is on, volume button doubles as camera button. and this phone takes better pictures than my canon 700d dslr. I am super proud of the camera in my phone. Stop moaning and gain knowledge before you fart on internet you a$$

87. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

What's worst to me is #1 in the article. This so called "premium" design is so subjective and given the trade off (of weight, grip, durability and overall performance potential lost due to design limitations and many more) is a pity. Most people asking for this premium design never actually benefit from it hiding their phones in cases and covers. It's like to have jewelry you never wear cause you keep it in safe all the time just that it isn't jewelry this time.

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Ooh, pressure-sensitive screen technology... Samsung invent all the best stuff!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*synaptics

8. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ooh, tap to pay, notification shade, quick settings, "peek and pop"...Apple invent all the best stuff.

9. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 932; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It will be called S touch!

11. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, if it follows the trend of Samsung Pay, it'll be superior.

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