Report: Glass and magnesium build for the Samsung Galaxy S7?

Report: Glass and magnesium build for the Samsung Galaxy S7?
According to a rumor out of China, which specifically came from a posting on Weibo, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is going to feature a tougher build than the Samsung Galaxy S6. The latter employs grade 6013 aluminum. Apple went with a series 7000 aluminum build for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus following #bendgate.

The new rumor states that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will use a magnesium alloy body. There will be a glass back panel, keeping with the premium look and feel of the Galaxy S6. Interestingly, Meizu just producd a teaser the other day, hinting that a magnesium, aluminum alloy will be used on the Meizu Blue Charm Metal smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 could feature a Snapdragon 820 SoC in China and the U.S., and the unannounced Exynos 8890 chipset elsewhere. Expect to see a 5.7-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, and a dual camera system similar to the one employed on the HTC One (M8).

This is the second time that we've passed along the rumor that the Galaxy S7 will use a magnesium alloy build. The advantage of using this material is that it will provide the strength to keep the handset from bending and getting damaged when dropped, but will be lightweight enough to prevent users from getting a hernia from holding it. If you believe in the old adage that "where there is smoke there is fire," the magnesium alloy build for the Galaxy S7 is just about in the bag.

Thanks for the tip!

via: G for Games



1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

The Note5 and edge+ also use 7000 series aluminum...just saying Did the tipper forgot the leak about the S7's new "superior" sound quality

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Do you have a source for the Note5 and edge+ also using 7000 series aluminum? Samsung did officially say the S6 and Edge used 6013 aluminum Which is 1.5 times stronger and 1.2 times more scratch-resistant than the 6063 aluminum used in the iPhones 5-6

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It was the first thing they said about design at the Note5 and edge plus announcement( if you saw it)...,,but yes its 6013 for the S6 and S6 edge

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Link? And specific alloy? There's multiple 7000 series aluminum alloys

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

OK I found it They don't mention which specific one it is, but yea they do confirm its 7000 series

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's also mean there phone was out before Apple with 7000 series, so copy by Apple, yes

22. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Where the hell is my 4k screen on s7?

29. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is useless QHD is more than enough

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

If they're going for superior sound quality, I hope that means front facing speakers also.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think it's going to get stereo speakers on at the top and one at the end like now, it's why they removed the ir port on the s6 plus and note 5, I.e. They will not be front facing due to the size of the phone

13. Acer_Predator unregistered

Sony made few products from magnesium... Some minidisc players..

5. carlemillward unregistered

Samsung said they will make a 5.2 inch and a 5.8 inch variant as well as edge variants. I really think they should make a 4.6 inch variant to compete with the Z5 compact.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should continue S# mini line, but with flagship spec

25. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

An S6 Mini could've been the GOAT phone

27. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

They stopped making those!? Lmao you also took the words of something I would say

8. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Eh. Not waiting since the design won't change. Getting my Galaxy S6 Edge+.

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

But the leaked benchmarks show the sd 820 is crap.

16. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

They are running at a very low max clock speed. The 820's is 2.2-2.3 ghz. Then benchmarks where clocked at 1.6. An extra .6ghz well make a big difference.

11. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Oh no... Again glass back :(

15. shinywindow unregistered

Its china not chia. Thought the ipad auto correct would have caught that typo.

18. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

He may blog about chia pets on his spare time and "fixed" China to chia. You never know.

17. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Note 4 is the best

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I want mine made out of solid magnesium with a removable battery. Then I can add a faulty battery from a disreputable vendor, and when it explodes, the entire phone goes up in a spectacular, blinding light show. Chemistry FTW

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