Report: No major design changes for the Samsung Galaxy S7

Report: No major design changes for the Samsung Galaxy S7
If you're expecting Samsung to come out with a major redesign of its flagship phone next year, you might end up disappointed. According to a report published today in Korea, Samsung is planning on keeping the design of the Samsung Galaxy S7 the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6. That doesn't mean that there won't be any changes, as the manufacturer is said to be looking at improving the overall performance of the phone, along with the quality of the display and the camera. "The S7 will get a little change," says one source.

With the Samsung Galaxy J series providing most of Samsung's market share gains this year, the company is realizing that a combination of good pricing and hardware is more important to the consumer than a glitzy design. As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S7 should end up looking like its predecessor, although it will be faster and more powerful. The Exynos 8890 SoC which is expected to power the handset everywhere but the U.S. and China, recently scored an AnTuTu benchmark score above 100,000. U.S. and Chinese versions of the phone will reportedly feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset inside.

Despite rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled next month, the last two models have been introduced the day before the MWC starts its annual show in Barcelona. Considering that Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event for February 21st, the day before MWC opens its doors next year, the odds favor that this will be the date when the Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially announced.


source: KoreaTimes via GforGames

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104 Comments

1. rfb813

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Hoped they would have a SD card access.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope they will add it again

57. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

SD card and larger battery!

110. fitnesspro

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Keep on dreaming. The iPhone is two years behind the Android Flagships. You want that which you would like to have? Get yourself a NEXUS or LG G4 or LG V10. They have all the goodies. Don't want to spend a lot. Well, here comes the Zenfone 2 and Zenfone 2 Laser. Actually, the NEXUS don't have replaceable battery or x-tra SD memory card but you get the Pure Android, meaning no skins, no bloat ware. But the LG has all those "moving " features and so does the Zenfone. Don't be hooked up on a name brand. Read, educate yourself, then buy. You will save a bundle. Good luck.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

seems like a easy design fix and a a lot of people complained about it. Just add little bit more space in the sim card and boom

13. Furbal unregistered

Yeap, use the same setup as the M8/M9 or Moto X

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The removal of the sdcard had nothing to do with the new design of the phone. It was because UFS 2.0 didnt have a compatible controller for using one. Try to understand that the controller for eMMC is uni-directional while the UFS controller is bi-directional. The only way to bring sdcards back would be to either go back to the old way, of create a way to have both. However having 2 controller on the same bus would seem that the sdcard controller would cause the UFS controller to slow down, unless Samsung finds a way to give it its own BUS.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

SD 805 had it fully enabled with no slow down. Same for SD810. Same for SD820 ( why do you think Samsung want to use it ? ) So its Exynos Soc thats made you loose your SD card. Yay super high benchmark scoore but no SD card. Well i would take lower benchmark scoore like the SD810 with SD support over an exynos anyday. My M9 is butter smooth in gaming and ui so for me all i need is there plus i have SD ;)

106. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Shut up

87. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sources?

91. Elfmonster unregistered

Why couldn't Samsung just add 2tb internal? If the lg v10 van have a 2tb SD card, why can't phones put 2tb in as stock?

99. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you tell me where a mobile 2TB UFS memory module exists..then you can tell samsung to use it

95. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Why is Meizu pro 5, which employs exynos chipset, compatible with SD card?

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its not a design fix its a limitation of the SOC. Exynos do not support the ultra fast onboard memory at full speed with a SD card so they simply removed the SD card. SD Soc support this since the 805. Why do you think they want to use 820 in certain market? ( market thats want SD card mostly in fact )

12. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No removable battery = FAIL No microSD = FAIL FRAGILE glass construction = FAIL The LG G5 will be replacing my Samsung S5.

19. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

great.....enjoy it

20. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You= Fail

23. Lememurilo

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

- LG G5 will have fragile metal unibody construction, with no removable battery -Galaxy S7 will have MicroSD slot YOU = FAIL

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

LG G5 will also have the SD card. Metal is stronger than glass unless you put a much thicker glass material so Galaxy S7 will be 2 inch thick? Some ppl need to wake up. All i agree with you guys is thats removable battery is overrated all my last phone had built in battery and better battery life than the phone i had before.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So! Sales numbers says it did fail considering all the S6 models combine have likely sold more than 70M total. Because for nearly a month, the S6 Edge+ was near impossible to find.

49. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S6 sales number look good. But revenue is falling down the drain and the total sale compared to earlier model is nothing impressive. Also S6 ( edge more than any others ) have load of screen and overheating problem ( had client with melted gelskin cases... ) So sorry dude.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Samsung is being hit hard on the low end. They have no competition on the high end except against Apple. Right now I am confident that the combine sales of the S6 and Note 5 all were equally as high as iPhone sales for 2015.

97. engineer-1701d unregistered

never heard of heat like that but when i run my gear vr phone gets hot crazy hot, gear vr needed a heat absorbing gel or coolant cover over the phone to help dissipate heat am waiting for cold temps so i can use it outside see how much longer it lasts

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No spamming QWERTYphone post = NOT FAIL

72. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You trolls trying to dismiss the IRREFUTABLE FACTS that I post as "spam" are PATHETIC. YES, it's a fact that: NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL NO MICRO SD = FAIL FRAGILE GLASS BODY = FAIL

76. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

person who doesn't know what personal preference mean = BIGGEST FAIL OF ALL

98. engineer-1701d unregistered

as much as i hate apple how is apple not a fail since its got all of the above ? qwerty go play with your priv a f off no one wants you on this site.

78. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

People still say "fail"?

107. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No one wants your opinion :)

60. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Denser battery, hopefully inclusion of SD card.

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