Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge firmware tags leak, hinting at early announcement

Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge firmware tags leak, hinting at early announcement
The Galaxy S7 rumor mill has been in full swing in the last month or so, and with a good reason - Samsung's next flagship is expected to be announced earlier in the year than its predecessor, which was unveiled on March 1st. So far, the speculation is that Samsung has improved its project management techniques to speed up the development of its high-end phones, and the S7 will allegedly be the next result of the new procedures. Let's not forget that the Galaxy Note 5 was also pulled forward about three weeks or so this year, when compared with the Note 4 unveiling.

Besides the usual upgrades that are expected, like faster Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 chipsets, and a higher-resolution camera, we've also heard that the Galaxy S7 might feature a larger screen, and two versions could be launched concurrently - one with a 5.2" flat display, and a curved dual-edge S7 with a larger, 5.7" screen.

As if to confirm that there will be indeed distinct variations of the Galaxy S7, a firmware leak has listed two software version - G930FXXU0AOK6 and G935FXXU0AOK6 - that are said to commence development as soon as this month. The Galaxy S6 is coded internally as SM-G920, while its sibling with flexible display, the S6 edge, is marked as SM-G925, so the aforementioned firmwares starting with G930 and G935 could indeed be their successors, announced together again, leaving the eventual Note 6 and S7 edge+ for the second half of 2016.

Last year, the final firmware work for the Galaxy S6 didn't start until later in December, so we might indeed see the S7 announced in February, as rumored heavily, instead of March at the MWC expo. If the Note 5 announcement three weeks before the IFA expo this year is any indication, we might see the Galaxy S7 announced as soon as the first half of February, so the rumors and speculation about its final shape and specs can only grow from here.

source: SamMobile

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39 Comments

1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I think the s7 will be a true beast of a phone when it comes out.. It'll set the bar once again like the early Galaxy flagships..

3. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

The real gadgets in waiting that keeps me grilled in 2016... Is note 6 and LG... Because either of their products will be beasts... Hope LG intros a phablet with functional stylus

8. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Hope they improve the battery life. the S6 really sucked in that aspect, especially when compared to the battery on the Note 4 and 5

10. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The note 4 and 5 do have.....larger batteries...I know I'm stating the obvious...but it could be the reason for their longer battery life's...just saying..

14. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

I'm not so optimistic.. Too many leaks.. Obviously majority of these leaks are sanctioned by the company to generate a buzz. They are trying to follow up and recover from this year's poor sales.. Panicky.. Not a good way to go if you ask me

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I gave up on Samsung making meaningful changes a while back. Instead of using the extra time to improve the software/hardware they're going t release earlier because of flagging sales. Likewise, since they went full regard last time by reducing the battery for thinness, I can only imagine they'll do something stupid this time too.

25. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The game of phones

2. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Rumors, always rumors, but in the end, it will be the normal cycle...... April it is.

4. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Will the Snapdragon 820 cause Over Heating or not?thats what consumers will be worried about,as Samsung did the correct choice this year keeping away from the 810 chip,Samsung should have learnt now how to improve the batterylife on there Edge phones,will the Galaxy S7 have a different type on edge screen with bending at the Top and bottom instead of the sides of the phone,Come on Samsung offer better Speakers on the Galaxy S7 and on the Front not back or at the bottom,and please do not copy the iPhone 6 again like you did with the S6 models and really show this time to Apple you can produce the Best Premium phones

5. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Will Samaung copy the force touch in iPhone 6S/6S+ Yes or No

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No... Cause it's already available in Android way back. Just have to implement it. You know, you could stop being an a$$. You have that option.

13. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Which year was force touch/3D touch available on android?????? And all these Chinese phone makers and experimental OEM's had not implemented it since!!!??? Oga sit down...

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also not many are up on Apple copying Samsung again this year, by being the only other company to make phones move away and stop using Emmc HD, yes Apple copyed Samsung with that move and is why the iphome 6s is supper fast, It as nothing to do with the A9 CPU (they moved to a cheap r and w at the same time HD, not as good as ufs but close

37. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Are you sure about that?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Do you mean will Samsung implement the "peek and pop" that they had two years ago on the Galaxy S4 using the baked in pressure sensitive display functionality that Android has had since Eclair?

15. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

That tech was totally different and minor to 3D touch!!! If it was available or something they've done b4, why did samsung have to run up and down to get the tech on s7 from synaptics????

18. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You must be high on Cheap grass. Samsung and synaptics are partners and they already have lots of things done together and would still do together. Samsung already filed for force touch since last year which just saw the light of the day few months ago. How is that copying? How is that running up and down to synaptics? You know nothing

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Exactly, it could easily be argued that Air View was an inspiration to 3D Touch

39. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Air View kinda useless. The only good thing is when your watching and nothing else.

36. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Where did you get that idea.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

The question is when will iPhone copy better display, better audio, better camera, etc. from Samsung. You know the things that actually matter to most people.

16. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

So when did increasing number mean better? So you'll get a z5 premium over an s6 cos of 4k? Or htc m9 cos of speaker? Or a lumia cos of camera??? As long as what they have to offer is "good enough" it okay! And everything about the iphone is "Good enough" There is nothing to copy....its still the most complete phone.

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Where did I say more=better? Camera:http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles Display:http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S6_ShootOut_1.htm " So… The Galaxy S6 matches the Galaxy Note 4 in overall display excellence and record performance and joins it as the Best Performing Smartphone Display that we have ever tested." Audio:http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-review-1227p7.php (Read at the bottom)

22. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm sorry, but "good enough" is silly. In Canada, the iPhone 6s goes for $900 (and that's for the 16GB version). The S6 is $729. The One M9, Nexus 6p and G4 are $700. The Z5 is $650. When you are charging a premium of $170-$250 more for your product over the competition, "good enough" isn't, to be quite frank, good enough.

26. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

iPhones have always been overpriced. You don't get more; you just pay more.

33. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Well in Nigeria here the s6edge is more expensive than the iphone 6.

38. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

750p screen resolution on my iPhone 6S is very good enough for me. Why? Because at the end of the day you will adjust the screen brightness into 20 to 50% in your phone. In my iPhone 6S I always put into 20% screen brightness

34. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yes they will

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Hope the new touchwizz UI dont lagFREE

20. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

2016, samsung galaxy s7 , LG G5 done.

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