Galaxy S7 renders suggest Samsung is barely changing anything on the outside, a mistake?
posted by Chris P. / Feb 01, 2016, 4:27 AM
That's not entirely surprising. When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 at MWC last year, we had no qualms about calling it the best-looking Galaxy S series phone yet. Especially when put next to the disappointing Galaxy S5. Still, not all is peachy, with the fingerprint magnet of a back being a top concern. While the renders in question don't actually offer a peek from behind, the front seems pretty much unchanged. The only differences we can make out are the (seemingly) thinner bezels on the sides, and the slightly larger physical home button. Everything else appears to be identical.
Most people will agree that Samsung made a step forward with the design of the Galaxy S6, and so following up on it with the Galaxy S7 isn't exactly a bad thing. But with the South Korean giant struggling to keep up with shareholders' expectations, some of you may have been hoping for a bolder approach. If these renders prove legit, would you think it's a mistake on Samsung's part to stick to the design language established with the Galaxy S6 family?
Is sticking with the Galaxy S6 design language for the Galaxy S7 a mistake?
- 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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S6 is killer design. It is good that Samsung is sticking with it.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 3:46 AM 42
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Yep, best looking Galaxy so far.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 3:51 AM 14
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It's their design language. Every brand has or wants to be identifiable. There are only so many designs a rectangular phone with a button can have. All the iPhones have very similar design as well as does LG, Nokia and Sony. Automobiles are the same way. You can see similarities in makes for years and years. Yes, you're right, this is a tech site, and NOT a design site. We care about performance and internals more than externals. Now, as far as looks go the Turing phone is the most beautiful phone on the market imo.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 8:49 AM 1
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yeah right, and most S6 owner wont buy S7 after all :-/ iPhone #S use exactly same design with iPhone #, and its not a problem at all, so why it will be a problem for galaxy series? :-/ btw, I'm pretty sure that S6 spec is more than enough to support android application/games on the next 4-5 years (but maybe they'll stop giving android update long before that :P)
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 4:39 AM 6
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Ummm....the "S" model is a problem for the iPhone according to Android fans and most tech journalist. Even when they know it's coming, they still have negative comments that it looks the same. Samsung has now officially copied Apple's "S" model strategy.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 7:04 AM 5
They are adding a much bigger battery and better specs in the same form factor. And they are adding the curved back from note 5. Not to forget microSD is back. I don't see anything to complain, unless they don't apply oleophobic coating to the back.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 3:56 AM 31
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The only thing missing (I don't know) is the Pro Mode in my Note 5 with shutter speed control and RAW photos.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 4:40 AM 0
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Yeah ! I saw it now !http://www.technobuffalo.com/w
A lot of nice and fluid animations and effects
Option to save images in RAW format
Pro mode in the camera app brings a shutter speed option to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge
New power menu
An option to customize lockscreen app shortcuts
New color for quick settings panel
An option to enable or disable fast charging
An ability to add apps to a folder directly from within the folder
Google Now On Tap g-Galaxy-S6-edge.-6.0-beta051.jpg
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 6:21 AM 0
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If the same form factors are true, the S7 and S7 Edge will most likely be compatible with the Gear VR so that's another selling point for Samsung.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 6:52 AM 1
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I have seen the latest A series (2016) - A3, A5 & A7 and felt that the back glass has some kind of oleophobic coating in addition & wasn't getting dirty like the S6/Note 5 phones' back glass. I expect this to be applied to the S7 series also.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 8:18 AM 0
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