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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, 12 MP cameras
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?


Source: Weibo (1,2)

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Samsung Galaxy S7 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI

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