Galaxy S7 again rumored to come with a larger screen and dual camera setup

Galaxy S7 again rumored to come with a larger screen and dual camera setup
It's already Galaxy S7 rumor mill time, indicating that Samsung might have indeed succeeded to shorten the development timeframe for its flagship through a more robust project management techniques, as rumored. In fact, the newest tip from the swaths of Korean media claims that the Galaxy S7 production will start ramping up in January, with the grand unveiling expected at the end of February. That's not out of whack, though, as the Galaxy S6 was announced in the beginning of March, so there will still be about a year between the two, if this pans out.

Moreover, we've already heard that the Galaxy S7 might employ two chipsets - Snapdragon 820, and Samsung's upcoming Exynos M1 project - but today's report claims that the share of Exynos-powered S7 handsets will be much higher than that of the 820-laden units, The source also reiterates that Galaxy S7 may come with a significantly larger display than what we have now - a 5.7" panel - and that seems to be a derivative of the rumor that it might have two versions - one with 5.2" and another with a 5.8" screen. These sound like totally different phones, however, so we'd take the larger screen with a grain of salt.

The most interesting new rumor that the publication speculates on, however, is that amongst the final specs considered for the Galaxy S7, is a dual camera setup, like on the HTC One M8, or the Huawei Honor 6 Plus. We'd have to see that to believe it, but this speculation has been bandied about before. Reportedly, both Apple and Samsung are looking into the advantages of a dual camera tech, and Samsung may have even started testing prototypes to go into devices next year, so who knows what the S7 will bring.

source: via G4Games



1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No thank you to either rumour. I am not liking any of the GS7 rumours so far.

6. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

All the rumors about GS7 now are fake . Just propaganda tricks to slow down GS6/Edge sales. These are many other Samsung phones that we will see before GS7 .

10. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

quite possible. It may slow down the sales of S6. Anyway, dual camera is welcomed. Why not pilican 16 sensors camera with time proven software expertise in camera algorithm of samsung? that will be a monster of a camera. I hope we will see some break through in camera tech. Omnivision 13mp 1.4um pixel camera with Samsung's component can be great as well.

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

not in counties where tmobiles jump plan is yay me can change phones 3 times in 1 year cycle with no fees or charges, bring on the new gs7 as long as it still fits in my gear vr.

45. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

So they're like: "buy an s6 now because in January we coming with S7. Your phone will be 1/5 of its price.". Makes a lot of sense

23. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Please no Slowdragon CPU, but Exynos. 5inch is perfect, any bigger, a no. What about if it was available in real copper and sapphire glass.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

The radio of Exynos chips doesn't work very good with the US networks as far as I'm aware as Qualcomm has many patents there in radio technology. That's the reason the US variant(especially carrier ones) lose so much battery on standby and many sites reported pretty crappy battery life. I would be surprised if the US variant of S7 comes with an Exynos chip, as it would do more harm than good. About the camera, I'm waiting for the RWB sensors, but I doubt we'll see them in 2016, let alone in Q1.

12. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

My wife's S6 Edge (Exynos 7420) has far better battery life than her previous Nexus 5 (Snapdragon 800). With the Nexus 5, one of the first things she would do when she got home almost every evening was plug it in to charge. But with the Edge, she's only used plugged it in once in the three months she's had it. And her signal reception is just as good. Moreover, a couple of years ago we both had Galaxy S2's, hers with an Exynos processor (regular S2 with an Exynos 4210) and mine with a Snapdragon processor (S2 Skyrocket with a Snapdragon S3). Hers usually got better battery life than mine, but I chalked it up to mine having LTE whilst hers didn't. Signal reception on both was about the same. So I really don't think the Exynos chips don't work well in the US (which is where we live). They work great!

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nexus 5 has garbage battery life. Saying it's better than nexus 5 means nothing. A phone should at least have twice the battery life of nexus 5 to even mean something.

46. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Are you saying your wife's Edge only needs charging every three months?!!!

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Once upon a time that was true, but now no longer the case. Exynos works fine with USA networks. if it didn't Samsung wouldn't have used the Exynos. My old S6 Edge and now my Edge Plus work just fin on their respective networks.

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

+1 for the short comment

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

How is the battery life? Most of US users, especially with T-mobile are reporting close to 2-3 hours screen on time while the international variants are getting around 5-6 hours SoT easily. Also Erica griffin mentioned in a video that her t mobile note 5 was giving about 3 hour SoT vs 6 hours or more on international unit under the exact same usage. I find that worrying to say the least.

28. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I get 4.5-5 hours onscreen with a TMobile S6. And thats playing plenty of Fallout Shelter. Package Disabler Pro + Galaxy Button Lights (OFF). Never use Facebook. Restart every other day or so (It does matter).

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

I get more SoT without doing any of these things. My last restart was somewhere in August, my Facebook is always syncing along with loads of IM, I don't disable apps except a few useless ones like Samsung push service and I play a lot of clash of clans( it syncs with server every few seconds ->lot of battery drain) and even that over a VPN as my university WiFi doesn't allow clash of clans to sync. Still I always get 5.5 -6 hours SoT. And I got over 6.5 hours SoT on average on 5.0.2, so this is way worse. Samsung has done pathetic battery optimization and it got even worse with 5.1.1. On top of it, carriers screw it further on your end.

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wait?! Arent you like an ultimate Apple cheerleader? What are you doing with an S6? lol

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

its true the sprint spark was massive fail with gs6 thats the reason i left sprint 1 bar every time and then full when making call. but no to slow data very slow.

3. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Here we go again....

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

What are the benefits of dual camera ?

5. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Potentially.... huge! Assuming you have the processing power and software development, you can have much more light in your photos. You can actually go for lower MP count and bigger pixels. Moreover, assuming you have enough space, you can finally upgrade slow-motion capabilities (given that you might have 2 cameras recording video). Benefits are huge.

8. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Better bokeh effect and better low light Google honor 6 plus photos.

9. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

both cameras can merge photos in real time like HDR giving more details, less noise, proper visibility of objects hidden under shadows, more depth of field, better randering of colors and light in night shots with less noise and great detail with less mega pixel count and keeping the file size small. For me, File size alone on 13mp, 16mp, 20mp is the most hated aspect of mobile phone cameras. I dont like 10mb size photos, even 5mb is too much for emailing and sharing through mobile data. Nokia's pureview technology excels in this department by taking 2mp pureview shots with equvelant quality as 13mp or 20mp

11. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. I've tried to explain this before, but people just won't accept it. They think that just because HTC didn't know what to do with dual camera, there is nothing to be done. A similar technique had been used in astrophotography for years. It works if done right.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You nailed it... DSLR like quality can be acheived by merging photos... but they need to put dedicated image processor, months of software development and testing to do that... I think no company want to investment in software development... They are just happy to fool us with stupid bokeh effect... Only Nokia invested in software development for their pureview. I have Nokia pureview 808 and its 2mp pureview pics are stunning. Now 808 is surpased by note 4, S6, Note 5, LG G4 over all at 16mp but if all these phones are set to 2mp then they sucks. 808 is still holding in camera quality but it is a nightmare and a punishment to use symbian in this age... Using 2 cameras for the sack of just a bokeh effect is a plain stupidity

25. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

So Is it possible that smartphone cameras will beat DSLR cameras in future?

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Any thing is possible in this world but it is not likely to happen bcoz if phone cameras are improving, so does DSLR cameras are improving too.

7. carlemillward unregistered

They already have the 5.1 s6 edge and 5.7 s6 edge+. So 5.2 s7 and 5.8 s7 will be nothing special. But will they still do edge and normal or will all be edged?

13. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

5.8 s7 will be mine!

14. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015


35. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And every single one of them top of the market.

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