Bump begone! Galaxy S7 camera to sit almost flush
posted by Ben R. / Feb 02, 2016, 8:12 AM
From what we've heard so far, the 16-megapixel shooter of the S6 line will be replaced by a 12-megapixel sensor, which is said to offer a number of tweaks and improvements for a better all-round performance. From an aesthetic point of view, the camera module could also be shaved down to an "almost imperceptible" level, according to OnLeaks' Steve Hemmerstoffer.
Apparently, the Galaxy S7's camera will protrude a mere 0.8 mm. It's not quite flush, of course, but it's a vast improvement over last year's main shooter, which stuck out like a comparable sore thumb at 1.7 mm.
For a bit of perspective, Hemmerstoffer has also shared an image on his Twitter page detailing the difference between old and new:
If the final design of the S7 does manage to tuck most of the camera in, one suspects that few tears will be shed. Many of you guys have expressed your hatred for camera hardware that ventures beyond the confines of the overall design. While it probably won't be a deal-breaker for most, it's good to see Sammy pushing for a more polished finish.
It's unknown whether this new info applies only to the standard Galaxy S7, or to both new models. But since — as you can see from the side-by-side thumbnail — they'll be almost identical looks-wise, it seems likely that both models will enjoy similar camera bump reductions.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are to be unveiled at Unpacked on February 21st. Speaking of cameras, Sammy may also unleash a 360-degree VR camera at the same time.
We'll have more as and when it arrives, so stay tuned.
- 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)
Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 29, 2016
tbh, i really kinda like the camera bump on the s6 and i dont know why...perhaps its the illusion that the bump seems to say its got a really solid camera?
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:18 AM 13
Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014
These bumps really add something to design, iP6 is crappy example but I love how Nexus 6P looks with its camera and Lumia 1020 looked sexy as hell with it in white and yellow colors
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 9:18 AM 10
Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013
Not until apple does such thing believe me. Other wise i agree. Nokia n8 had super looking bump like an extra device attached to it. Those were the days of great looking design. This today same old same is crap.
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 1:30 PM 2
Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014
Ahhh S7! Come already The perfect phone I'd want
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:19 AM 8
Posts: 2140; Member since: Jan 16, 2011
BUT 12mp CAM :( why not 20MP? looks like sony Z6 for me then
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:19 PM 0
Maybe it's just me but the module seems wider than the one on S6, suggesting wider aperture/sensor or just bigger lenses.
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:20 AM 10
Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015
Is that good or bad? Thoughts please ☺
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:27 AM 1
Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
Never really mind the bump on my S7 as I use a case, so it's flushed. But I do welcome the smaller bump :)
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 8:22 AM 0
Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015
you already have S7?HAHAHA
posted on Feb 02, 2016, 11:05 PM 1
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