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Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera

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Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera
With the Galaxy S7 leaks piling on, it was a matter of time until a claimed full specs sheet appears, and today is the day when the vast prairies of the Chinese tech blogosphere rounded up most of what has been said so far in the table below. It mostly divulges info that we have heard before - that a larger, 5.5" Galaxy S7 edge will be released alongside the 5.1-inch S7, and that there will be bigger batteries, new cameras, faster chipsets, and microSD slots inside the two handsets. In fact, the source says that the S7's screen is precisely 5.17", that is why there are conflicting reports about the display size, as it gets rounded up or down to 5.2 or 5.1 inches, respectively.

The exact battery capacities are listed as 3000 mAh for the S7, and 3600 mAh for the S7 edge. If true, these will be the largest juice packs in the Galaxy S line history so far, and, given Samsung's way with power consumption lately, should translate to excellent battery life, too. Where there is smoke there is fire, as we already heard a tip claiming larger batteries in thicker chassis. Moreover, the recent Galaxy A9 is hopefully setting a new trend for Samsung, as it comes packing a huge 4000 mAh unit, maybe as a harbinger of things to come in the S-line as well.

Granted, the whole table is rehashing rumors we've heard so far, plus the S6 edge+ is mistakenly marked as having a 5.5" instead of a 5.7" display, but hopefully that's because its screen info table cell has been directly copied from the one of the S7 edge. A 12 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture is listed, too - perhaps that rumored unit with dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology, and a largish for a mobile camera, 1/2" sensor area size. If that turns out to be credible, Samsung might be done with the pointless resolution wars, and focus on improving more important photography aspects instead. Given the already excellent cameras on the S6 and Note 5, we can't wait to see what the S7 will bring. In any case, looking at these specs below, would you pick the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge, if the whole list turns out to be true?

Alleged Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs leak - big batteries, new camera

Source: Weibo (1,2)

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:35 24

1. DaftPunk (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)

i will create a list like this and " leak it ".

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:43 14

11. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)

S7 is coming y'all. Get ready.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:30 10

32. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)

Get ready for low resolution main camera "for better night shots".
Big mistake imho. I hope it won't be the new ultrapixel case.
Why is the high resolution cameras matter, that offer lossless zoom,
"pointless resolution wars" and not the 1440p display?
What ever your master gives you and whatever he takes
is always good for you people?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:18 6

43. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

The 'resolution war' isn't pointless for Samsung because they have Gear VR and other OEMs will follow suit if other modular VR headsets becomes a thing, genius.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:26 8

45. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

The point is why low res photos is ok, genius.

It's just the latest Samsung dogma that mimics apple: "give less, take more"
and "cut-cut-cut, something will still remain. Ssheeeps will still buy it"
They 'll just present it in a new shiny package of "Xpixel", "Xdetection", "Xfocus"
"Xdiode" etc and sell it.
I have a question that burns the human kind right now: will the so usefull heart rate sensor be intact?
Also why sudenly is the SD and big battery a big deal and wasn't for S6?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:09

60. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

That's not even the point I'm discussing. What I was saying was that the progress of screen resolution is and has almost never been contingent on the progress of camera resolution or vice versa. Of course dogmatic apologetics is expected with "BritePixel" or "Super ISOcell". Not arguing with that.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:25 3

53. Seattletech (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 May 2014)

ultrapixel was 4MP and you're an idiot if you think the note 5 1440p screen isnt the best out there

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:52 1

56. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

The lower camera resolution wouldn't matter if they implement optical zoom instead. Higher MP was for lossless digital zooming as you said, if they replace that with optical zoom (which is possible with thicker device), you still gain the benefits but also the benefits of better low light images.

We shall see what they do here. If they just lower it, that's a big step back.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:23

67. Shocky (unregistered)

I actually agree, they should have stuck with 16MP and improved the light performance.

Dropping resolution is not a good idea, 12MP with widescreen ratio would be disappointing.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 15:29

85. Jermainesmit (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 May 2014)

you should know more about camera's before writing a comment like this...

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:26 1

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

if it will be 12mp and 1/2" sensor, then I will buy it immediately

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:40

69. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)

man 12mp means 4000 by 3000 pxl ( if 3/4 ratio ) how the F is that disappointing when u only see images on 2560 by 1440 screen

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:25

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

man 12mp of nexus 6p produces considerably better images than many other phones... large 1.55um pixels at work ;)

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 16:54

78. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)

Not everyone watches his/her photos on his/her phone's screen only.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:52

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:03 2

22. ibend (Posts: 6633; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

dont forget to put f/1.5 lens on it, to make it like another big news...
and add some random chinese character as watermark to make it look more legit

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 09:55 6

38. Zomer (Posts: 307; Member since: 31 May 2013)

iPhone 7 specs
iOS 10
Apple A10
iSight camera
Facetime camera
3D Touch
New design
Live Photos

Please don't leak this information!

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:14

57. xdza1979 (Posts: 296; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)

Battery ?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:27 3

59. French_Toast (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)

Apple is unable to follow the pace imposed by Samsung.
As Apple lost the PC war , it is now losing the war of phone and tablets.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:00

64. keithtae (Posts: 539; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)

Not being sarcastic, but why is their mac book loosing the "war"? Aren't they doing quite well?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:40

72. BradyCrack (Posts: 827; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

True there sales are improving.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:35 4

2. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

Interesting they are lowering the resolution on the camera. But with the f1.7 lense, it should fare even better in low light situations, compared to the S6, all other things being equal.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:39 1

6. joeytaylor (Posts: 901; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

I also think the pixel size is gonna be different as well

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:00

39. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 311; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

Pixel size hardly matters when it's already that high.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 10:18

44. joeytaylor (Posts: 901; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

What size are the pixels

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:57 6

18. Fardon (Posts: 96; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)

1/2" sensor (Rumour) + 12MP + F/1.7 = much better low light shots hopefully.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:51 1

63. combatmedic870 (Posts: 913; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)

F1.7 vs F1.9 is negligible. Like a quarter stop. A 1/2.0" 12mp sensor vs 1/2.6" 16mp sensor is a big difference.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 08:36 9

3. pmsap (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 May 2015)

Definitely buying the S7 "regular". I would just wish for a different back so the fingerprint magnet would disappear. But what the heck... I'm buying a case in either case so it doesn't really matter.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 11:36

55. may_czos (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)

I was waiting for the regular S7 edge but now I'll pass. Samsung is ditching their most successfull model, real bestseller, they made loads of money on it. They made it too big, another uncomfortabele phablet that noone wants.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 16:10 1

75. jtw_111 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Apr 2015)

Speak for yourself; lots of people like a 5.5"-5.7" phone.

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