Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge rumors claim microSD card support, price and screen size


Those Galaxy S7 rumors aren't just heating up, they are downright burning the stove! We've got another one or two of those coming out of the Rumor St. bakery, still hot and smoking.

Skipped on the Galaxy S6 just because of that minor "not having a microSD slot" incident? It looks like you won't be missing the Samsung Android flagship this time, for both the rumored 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are pegged to feature microSD card slots for memory expansion. This would make for quite the technological shamanism if true, for it means Sammy must support both UFS 2.0 and eMMC flash memory in the same device.

See, the UFS controller keeping memory in check for last year's Galaxy S and Note devices doesn't have native support for eMMC storage, such as microSD cards. This means Samsung may have actually designed a new memory controller from the ground up, but even if that's not the actual case, the firm has no doubt pulled off some tricky technological manipulations and bringing microSD back is definitely a big deal.

Onward to to the announcement and pricing! Yep, that's the next piece of information served by the unnamed "source inside the supply chain". Once again we're pointed towards a February announcement and release for both smartphones. And according to the informant, Samsung won't be pulling off any major surprises. The 32GB base models of the S7 and S7 edge will cost 699 and 799 EUR, respectively, and US prices should reach the same digits, but in dollars. The Galaxy S6 started at $699.99, and the S6 edge began at $799.99 before Samsung made $100 price cuts around three months later. Meanwhile, the 64GB models will command a 90 EUR / $100 price premium.

All of this may sound familiar to some of you, and that's not a bad thing. It makes the rumors sound more consistent, and therefore increasingly credible.


source: SamMobile

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51 Comments

1. Rydsmith unregistered

Dear Samsung, You're not Apple. Signed, Reality

4. DellDeep

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Dear Rydsmith, Your opinion doesn't matter. Signed, Everyone

15. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Dear DellDeep, Apple doesn't care about you. Signed, Reality hurts

19. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

Dear keekai05, You forgot your lunch again. Signed, Mom

50. Acer_Predator unregistered

Dear all above shut the hell up

51. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Dear _KIRA_, No need for packed lunch. Btw you forgot your meds, you're hallucinating again. Signed, Your mom

27. Rydsmith unregistered

You have spent (literally) all day praising Android and bashing the s**t out of every thing else. Is this what you do? I mean that's fine, but you're the kid that kills himself and no body cares.

29. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Rydsmith you are seriously no better than him. You started the comment section with a shot at Samsung and finished it by telling someone nobody would care if he died. These are phones we're talking about. They shouldn't matter to anybody this much.

39. Rydsmith unregistered

Yes, pointing out the fact they are out pricing themselves thinking that they are Apple when they clearly are not is clearly taking a pot shot. People complained about the price of the S6 and S6E and they do it again. They do not have the brand power that Apple has. All DellDeep has done is make very inflammatory comments all day. So yes he is the type of person no one will miss when he is dead.

49. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Well, for your comments I agree with Commentator: you are pretty much the same kind of person as the one you critizice. You should be a lot more humble and check your own faults before being so hard on anyone else.

38. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Dear dumba$$h, Your mother was great last night. Much better than isnatch. Signed, Your brothet

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

nice hahahha i like the thicker phone but should be base 64 256 full size

13. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

NO SH*T SHERLOCK (facepalm)

18. Elfmonster unregistered

Too late Samsung. I'm sitting here with three of your devices, still on lollipop, kitkat and jellybean (!), and no replaceable batter = no dice. Changing to try to apple it up is your prerogative of course, and it's my prerogative to switch to power devices made elsewhere.

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Dear X, You're not Y. Signed, Anyone

47. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL GLASS CONSTRUCTION = FAIL The SD is a start, but not enough.

2. DellDeep

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Samsung ain't playing around.

3. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Shaping up to be another great Samsung flagship. Still, I 'll wait and see what will HTC bring this year. With no leaks so far, I am hoping they are cooking something really great, and that's why it is kept top secret.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why wait? No one is going to have anything better.

35. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because since i got my wife m the M8(S6 now), I have this love for HTC's design language. The M9+ got me curious, and the M9+ Supreme Camera edition was so tempting if it wasn't for the fact that HTC is about to announce their next flagship. But it all depends on 2 factors for me to ditch Samsung for the 1st time in 3 years, boom speakers, and that beautiful unibody metal with the curved back design. If not, then I am chosing Sammy's top of the notch hardware over anything else.

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

So let me get this straight, Samsung recycles their design for the third time, and its getting praised, yet when Sony does it, they get bashed? Look, I'm not going on the attack and praising Sony, but hypocrisy is hypocrisy. I'm sure it'll be an amazing device, probably the best of 2016, but I'm also sure Samsung could make a beautiful metal body, as can Sony.

8. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

3rd time in one year. Sony did it for more than 3 years now. And I am PRETTTYYY sure, everyone can tell the difference between a Note 5 and an S6, whereas I still find it challenging to tell the difference between a Z, Z1, and Z2, or a Z3, Z3+, Z5. Samsung follows the same design language, Sony on the other hand copy pastes from one year to another.

16. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Lol what? How is it the 3rd time in one year, when the S7 will be released exactly one year after the S6? I'd say it will be the 5th time (S6, Edge, Edge+, Note5, S7) in 2 years. Oh, and BTW. If you can't tell the difference between a Z vs Z5, you need your eyes checked out, just in case.

23. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So S6 looks like the S6 Edge? Lmao And reading comprehension clearly isn't your thing. But it's ok, I ll break it to you, I said, it's tough to differentiate between the Z, Z1 and Z2, or the Z3, Z3+, Z5. And if you got this emotional about comparing the Z to Z5(which I didn't), then how the freaken hell you have the nerves to criticize Samsung for using to same design language between the S6 and Note 5?? 6 generations vs 2, you do the math. Ciao.

10. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

i love sonys design philosphy BUT its getting trashed at the moment as the only things theyre really changing are speaker locations and this is second time samsung are reusing this design plus sony xperia M4 aqua looks like a z3 which means that the z3 now reswmbles a mid ranger and the Z5 only has new colours

11. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Same? It's a note 5 design, also, Note 5 only came out 3 months ago. Sony's phones are all the same for the 4th year now. 4 YEARS in a row vs 3 MONTHS. You see the difference here?

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He can't count because of course he's not very smart.

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

trust me am bashing the design i hate the glass back i like the lg v10 or nexus soft rubber back thats why i always liked removable back one plus had the right idea

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How is it the 3rd time? The S5/Note 4 looking nothing like 2015/16 devices. The S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+ and Note 5 are all 2015 devices. Its a "similar" design, not exactly the same.

6. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Mini Note 5 minus the stylus. I mean c'mon, its still rocking the old USB port. At least throw in TYPE C. If SD cards are true and water resistance, this phone will sell...

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