Galaxy S7 renders suggest Samsung is barely changing anything on the outside, a mistake?

At the end of last week, leakster legend Evan Blass (or evleaks as he's more commonly known) delivered once again: seemingly official renders of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While there's no way for us to confirm their authenticity, Blass' track record speaks for itself, and the renders tie in nicely with what we know. Namely: little to no changes to be observed from the outside...
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7. Dr.SamX

Posts: 233; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

The HTC One M10 is going to kill them all!

23. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Lol. What does HTC has over Samsung? I only know ir blaster and that's all. At least LG G5 is more interesting than HTC M10.

26. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Last year was last year.but I bet this year will be totally differnet.just wait and see

50. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I think the only chance for One M10 is if Samsung screw up the software like their 2015 phones. In terms of hardware, Samsung just has the advantage. They can make their own SOC, camera, screen and storage. If their in-house parts allows for better performance/quality, they can just use it. If not they will just outsource it like other OEM.

28. nodes

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

12-ultrapixel camera, QHD Amoled screen are rumored to come with M10. if the implementation with software is right, i think it will be a killer camera, and a chance for a comeback. really hope HTC do things right. and plus, there is a rumor that 2016 Nexus will be HTC made.

46. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

QHD AMOLED screen? Samsung had that since Note 4. 12 ultrapixel camera. I think everyone knows HTC is pretty bad at camera. But even if they did well this time, I am not expecting it to be way better than the cameras on G5 or S7 and also it is not enough of a driving force to change many users' decision. The only advantage I can see is Sense 8.

76. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Nothing that doesn't already exist on Samsung then.

57. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Their staple boomsound is rumored to be gone. Deal breaker

8. limporgyuk

Posts: 351; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

So whats the point in upgrading? Even from an S5, people might as well buy an S6 if its cheaper and basically the same phone.

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's not. They are just asking if the design is a mistake which isn't. Everything they are doing is inside

27. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well if you have an S5. You WOULD be interested in the S7 due to it being waterproof as well... Basically the same phone except all of the internal components.....plus the added bonus of an SD card with the S5 has and the S6 lacks. So thats 2 major reasons to pick the S7 over the S6 for S5 owners.

51. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Also, I hope Samsung gets the memory management well on the S7.

62. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Memory management as been fixed /edited for android tw 6.0.1, for the s6, please noted Samsung only did it due to android 5 being crap with battery and the s6 have a crap battery

65. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I never really research much about it but is it really fixed or just improved?

61. FluffyBled unregistered

True ... I have the S5 and I'm looking forward to getting the S7!

9. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Not that enough changes on the inside either. Sales will be very poor if they don't suprise with something unexpected.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

nope! the phone design is near perfect. Everything they need to do is inside. SD slot, waterproofing, slimmer camera even though it don't bother me especially when it's one of the best cameras in the market

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's using the same material but form factor design definitely isn't a carbon copy and it has improved from the S6/S6 edge. The more petite bezels are appreciated

13. Talhamid

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

Yeah of course it is a major mistake unless Apple does it. iOS looks almost the same it did in 2007, the phones barely change design year to year, the bezels, weight and size keep increasing and battery timing keep decreasing. Yet, sites like PhoneArena are always all gaga over iPhones. Samsung: change the design, in trouble. Don't change the design, in deeper trouble. HTC sticking to an industry leading appearance and finish between M8 and M9 resulted in tech blogosphere practically burying them. So yeah, if you're Apple, you are always right, whatever you do.

34. nodes

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Samsung is like a teenager, at one time they added some features, that to be removed later. they change things a lot back and forth, like the background icon is from the first generation of Galaxy, where Samsung really tried to mimic iPhone/iOS, both phone design and UI appearance. the problem is, Samsung don't have identity yet. if only Samsung take their time before releasing something, people would respect them more.

43. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Comment of the day +1

77. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Very good point. They should hire some graphic designers/UX people that know about western preferences and not let the korean hardware engineers with childish taste design the UI.

14. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

They got the S6 design right but left out the practicality every Galaxy S before had, so the way I see it is the S6 was just a prototype for their new design language and the S7 keeps all the good parts of the S6 and adds in the good parts of the S5.

17. BAYmustafa

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

I want slimmer bezels and sharper corners and by bezels i dont mean sides i mean up and down

18. darthmaul

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

is**t barely changes anything designwise, and yet all seep are buying it and some even consider it a good phone. Sooo, the inside is more important.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30791; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mos def a mistake. Expect the 6S effect, a slight increase over the sales of the last model, but otherwise kinda flat. The iPhone 7, and S8 will be huge.

52. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Yeah. It felt like a minor improvement instead of major already for most people.

21. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

I don't know. Didn't every complain that the M9 looked the same as M8?

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

Everybody complained because it looked the same as m7 too.

25. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

At least for Samsung or Apple, it is just 2 phones. M7, M8 and again M9, it just felt like HTC is getting lazy.
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