Most of our readers won't mind a Galaxy S7 that looks like its predecessor (poll results)

Most of our readers won't mind a Galaxy S7 that looks like its predecessor (poll results)
Churning valuable information at full speed, the Galaxy S7 rumor mill has so far yielded some pretty substantial intel relating to Samsung's flagship refresh. Due for announcement in just three weeks time or so from now, the Galaxy S7 is undoubtedly the most hotly anticipated reveal of the first quarter.

That aforementioned intel, however, specifically the latest bits courtesy of leakster extraordinaire, evleaks, points to a largely unchanged exterior for the South Korean company's next big thing. Indeed, if the seemingly official renders released by the insider are to be believed, the Galaxy S7 will bear a very close resemblance to its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. Given how much of a step forward the S6 was when compared to the plasticky S5, however, we didn't think that people will complain.

We were right, at least for the most part. According to the results of our yesterday poll asking you whether sticking to the Galaxy S6 design philosophy is a mistake, almost 60% answered 'No'. That leaves us with 40% of readers who either dislike the style, or think Samsung should go for something even bolder—or at least new. While unanimity is obviously out of the question here, that's still 6 out of every 10 of our readers that appreciate Samsung's work. Not too bad!

Here's the proof:

Is sticking with the Galaxy S6 design language for the Galaxy S7 a mistake?


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Galaxy S7
  • 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)



1. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

When was that poll?

5. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Saw it just yesterday. Most PA polls run 24-48 hours or so (not sure) and the results published immediately after that.

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

That camera in front is ugly with a big hole. Just saying

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

you've never seen an S6 in person have you? The render makes it look ugly, but in real life it just looks normal and you dont notice it.

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I love Samsung and its phones, no doubt. They make some of the best smartphones and TV sets. But, The Samsung S7 looks like it's going be boring, very boring. No really, think about it. What's the S7 bringing in 2016? . Faster charging-cool . Better battery life- great we needed that . More ram - ok... . Cheaper- oh that's good . Better camera- wa-wait 12 mp? And that's it. Just enhancements. The S6 was new and gave us a lot of great things, but if I had the Galaxy S6 I certainly wouldn't want to upgrade. NOT AT ALL. Oh sorry almost forgot 3D Touch that was stolen by Apple! Looks like a very boring year for Samsung, disappointing actually.

6. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

I would agree, new design always excites people, good or great, bad always disappoints, but still, new phone! Now you buy S7 and people will ask if it is a S7 or S6.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no worries, iPhone 6S, 5S, and 4S also have that problem, lol

16. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

So? Have you ever seen a VW Beetle or a 911 GT? It's not about the same design, it's about making it exciting. Apple's S moniker is there to boast about hardware upgrades and since iOS is a closed platform they can do that, but on Android you have a hundred OEMs to choose from which means at least subtle changes even if the design language is the same. In the end Samsung phones are like Toyotas. Reliable but painstakingly boring.

8. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What should they bring to the S7 for your majesty to be pleased? The S6 had every bit of latest technology, features that are yet to be found on other phones? And did you mean stolen FROM Apple? You didn't make sense there.

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

And that's what I mean the S6 was a great device. The S7? No, it's going to be a boring phone. Nothing new its added except enhancements. I meant 3D Touch, isn't Samsung going to use a force touch of their own? Clear touch or something?

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Have you seen the newer devices in hand. They look great except for the fingerprint part

9. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

iPhone fanboys will predictably call us hypocrites for saying we don't have a problem with the S7 looking like the S6, but the problem with that is a huge amount didn't like the S6 for it's lack of features but did like the design, so it's far from hypocrisy since I never bought the S6 and see it as nothing more than a failed prototype for Samsung's new design language for which they're fixing with the S7.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Generally speaking Apple users don't buy Galaxy phones and Samsung users don't buy iPhones. It seems kind of pointless to me for either side to complain about the other's design choices. If you're not buying the phone why would you care what it looks like?

12. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

From the leaks, it looks much worse than S6. Just such small things like curved back can ruin design so bad. They should have left flat back, just reduce the camera bulge (at the expense of thinness).

13. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Most of the readers wont mind the same design bcoz they are directly coming from sammy fan club. It is a good design, specially the S6 edge is awesome. But come on, passing the samsung or apple on for same old design is hilarious.

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