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

69. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Galaxy S7 Edge = my next phone fo' sure.

68. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Prey for SD Card support.

66. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

He turned his innovation with Sammy

59. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Guess USA get the Snap Dragon variant. Think they should continue off their current chips.

56. TeyaIman unregistered

Doesnt matter what Samsung does with S7.. I am done with Samsungs laggy products. My note 4 is a stuttery mess... And we were promised updates to fix these lags and stutters and we are still waiting on it. Samsung's hardware seem great onpaper but performs under in real world due to bloated touchwiz skin that causes stutter

51. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I'm no Samsung fan, but I have to admit their phones are getting more worth the money each year. Great camera and excellent batterylife will make me consider an S7.

48. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

What about the new battery tech (approx. 1.5 - 1.8 times denser batteries) Samsung is working on ?? not coming through S7 ??

79. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

They already used it iin in galaxy A8

41. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Thinner and with more glass. Great! It'll even have a smaller battery with crap battery life, and it'll slip out of your hands like a bar of soap and shatter all that pretty glass. Samsung: making pretty handsets that are becoming impractical to handle.

40. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It will be awesome!

36. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i m not a Samsung fan but Samsung flagship have always awesome camera no doubt about that..

34. torr310

Posts: 1735; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

thinner instead of bigger battery or even removable one? micro SD support pleaseļ¼ Wish S7 is what I want to replace my S5.

23. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Damn... I'll buy that phone. I don't need a thinner phone. I would trade that for a thicker but more resistant display (similar to what motorola did). I also hope they improve slow motion recording capabilities of the phone also (240fps FHD would be simply amazing!!)

27. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

240p Slow Mo is sure to come with the S7

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I doubt it. It is a useless gimmicky feature. Samsung isnt going to clog up phones with features no one is using except on occasion.

78. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

LOL, if this was two years ago I would have thought you were crazy! Samsung was notorious for clogging up your phone with features no one used or needed. However, in the past year Samsung has drastically cut this down to the point where I think your statement actually makes sense. I actually think Samsung went too far with reducing features. The IR blaster and microSD card slot were used extensively and loved by Samsung Galaxy owners. Samsung should have never removed those. I do agree that 240fps slow motion isn't used a lot, or even at all and 3D touch looks to be as infuriating to use as the stupid one button Magic Mouse. Samsung doesn't need to add features to their phones that no one wants. Apple has not been innovative in a while and has copied some of the best features of iOS and the iPhone from Android. There is no use in Samsung imitating a company that has rejoined Microsoft as a technology has-been.

15. shield

Posts: 899; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V10 has Hi-Fi 32 bit DAC sound

30. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

A $1 USB audio DAC adapter gives massively better sound quality through headphones on S5 which shows just how bad the audio has actually been in Galaxy S phones.

77. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I don't understand your post. If a $1 solution, which is just an adapter, gives massively better sound from a device how is the audio on that device inferior?

14. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Camera wont be top notch since they will keep it for the note 6 with full manual mode !

17. Sheppard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 06, 2015

No. The Galaxy S series is Samsung's flagship phone and besides, the Note Series doesn't even sell as much as the Galaxy S.

53. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

They will give whatever best they have at that time.

5. Sheppard

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 06, 2015

I just want the Micro SD card support back. Other than that, the Galaxy S6 was perfect.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think it'll be back eventually. They've just got to fit another memory controller on the SOC. But I doubt it'll be by the S7, as I don't think it's a priority for them right now.

22. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Removing the micro SD slot has nothing to do with incompatibility with UFS 2.0 memory and everything to do with planned redundancy making so phones can't be upgraded making people forced to buy a whole new phone when memory is low rather than just a cheap memory card.

33. TerryTerius unregistered

That theory would make some sense if there wasn't a thing called cloud storage. It is absolutely not necessary to buy a whole new device if your phone gets full.

44. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

That's the whole point of removing the SD slot because it both creates planned redundancy and forces you to use chargeable online features. But the problem is many people still have slow and limited internet so can't be relying on storing countless gigabytes of data that can't easily be retrieved.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes it did. UFS2 isn't compatible with the old standard. They need to add a separate controller.

47. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Technically... Yes In reality... No All that means is you couldn't move apps to SD but given that vanilla Android doesn't have that capability leaving manufacturers to modify the OS to allow that. All they had to to is create the SD interface to work the same way as connecting an OTG flash drive meaning internal memory is for apps and the SD is for holding things like media.

73. engineer-1701d unregistered

Was any one else watching googled io when they said that with 6.0 you can move the apps to SD card as well as it will be treated as internal that's what everyone wanted

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