Alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 chassis leaks

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 chassis leaks
No rumor season is complete without a chassis leak, and that has been the missing piece of the puzzle with the Galaxy S7 speculation so far. Not any more, though, as the open prairies of the Chinese blogosphere today spat out a shell that the source claims will be housing the S7 when it launches some time in late February/early March, as is the general knowledge so far.

If the leak holds water, the side shot of the frame exemplifies recent comments that the Galaxy S7 won't differ significantly in design from the Galaxy S6 - not that anyone expected Samsung to make a radical redesign just a year after its new glass-and-metal build concept introduction. The corners of the piece when lying down look more straightened-out than the current S6 design, and more rectangular than even the side shot that is in the same set here, so we'll reserve judgement for when there is more credible info about the eventual S7 design. 

Otherwise, there isn't much else that can be gleaned from this pierced piece of metal, except an eventual USB Type-C port and a lack of the S6 speaker grill openings at the bottom here. There are also various openings for cameras, speakers and the like, whose cornered positioning looks rather funky, if the S7 design is to mirror that of the S6 and its camera hump right smack in the middle of the upper rear, what do you think?


source: Weibo via G4Games

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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48 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Let the leaks begin!

48. stilwelloklahoma

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

check a case from Facebook / artech21

2. QUINTESSENCE

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

nice try apple

3. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Still no IR blaster i think

14. matistight

Posts: 1010; Member since: May 13, 2009

The only phones that skipped that are the S6 edge plus and the note 5. Although it looks that it will be on the top off to the side, or they're putting a headset jack up there again.

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There looks to be something at the top

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Type c

5. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

What is that, cork?

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The camera angles makes it so disproportionate in looks. For me, I didn't like the regular S6, so its hard to comment on this. But from what I see, it looks like the charging port is off-centered and the headphone is no longer closer to the edge. Maybe its a case for a prototype? Because of the hype over the Edge models which Samsung seems to have punished JK Shin for because he didnt realize the demand would be so big; which based on the limited Note Edge sales; they probably didnt think the Edge would have been a huge sales hit; I was hoping they would have dropped the base model and just made to Edge models in different sizes. Yes I agree they should bring back some of the options they had before. The IR Blaster I think is still a good idea. But if people really arent using it like they had hoped, then I dont see the need to spend the money. I'm not afan of the dual glass design, though it feels and looks really nice; I'd rather they go for another option. Not metal, but maybe carbon fiber, magnesium or some other composite that has a matte finish vs a shiny cold finish. Give the metal edges a chrome look, instead of the dull metal look like the Note has now. Let's see what the next leaks bring.

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

i would like a tpu rubber ballistic style with stainless steel corners no glass back hated that waste of thickness and covered by case anyways

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Do you really think that is an USB Type C port PhoneArena? Then that phone is going to be at least 9 mm thick considering Type C is bigger then Micro USB. I think it is the top of whatever device this is and that is the SIM slot or Micro SD perhaps.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because of its shape it could be. If it was microUSB, then likely they would have shaped it as it is on th S6/Note series right now. Why make the shape exactly like the USB-Type C port if it wasn't going to be that? The shape of to port usually dictates the connector that will be inside. So look at the shape of the port.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

the first photo is an iphone6 look alike. come on Samsung come up with your own design!!! geeeezzz

27. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tardin' hard!

31. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

It looks like the HTC design that iPhone6 stole and now everyone says is Apple's. Remember "good artist copy but great artist steal", O.o

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why do leaksters use crappy cameras every damn time?

15. matistight

Posts: 1010; Member since: May 13, 2009

So they dont get caught with fingerprints or caught in reflections? Or if someone knows where that place is, the photographer could be in a ton of trouble.

36. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

You still believe these pics are leaked?

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

At least its different to the supposed leaked renders

16. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think leaked renders are accurate. This doesn't even look like a Samsung phone.

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

When the S6 chassis leaked it was also unrecognisable

19. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Weird positioning of USB port. Very iPhone 6 like appearance. This leak seems dubious to me.

20. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

the s7 will have ir blaster and bigger battery cmon guys dont be so ignorant on that its pretty obvious. Lets just say the the s7 has a smaller battery somehow its battery will last longer than the s6

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not alleged, that's it. Nothings safe from leaks anymore

35. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not necessarily. Phones go under several prototypes and design changes. It could be just one of those. Not necessarily the final design.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You could be right, but they're past the prototype stages bro, that's phone's built and being field tested by now. I thinks it's the genuine article.

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This picture looks somewhat confusing. Where's the speaker grill? The camera cutouts look wrong. Time will tell.

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I don't see volume of power button. Hopes for a strong phone

33. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Samsung should get the USB and the headphone jack outputs aligned up, before the final production, if these images are real.

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