Samsung Galaxy S7 dummy in shiny gold caught on camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 dummy in shiny gold caught on camera
With just 11 days left to Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event – the time when we will get to see the new Galaxy flagship smartphones. Well, officially, that is. As one might expect with such high-profile handsets, leaks and rumors have already pretty much spoiled the surprise. We've already seen alleged photos of the Galaxy S7's back and Galaxy S7 edge's front, and now, we get an even better look at an S7 unit in gold finish.

Just a quick recap before we get to the picture goodness. After many speculations about the possible introduction of four different Galaxy S7 models (the “regular” ones and two “plus” variants on top), the rumor mill has settled down a bit and numerous reports now reaffirm that Samsung will launch only two models – a 5.1-inch “regular” Galaxy S7 and a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge (apparently, there will be no “plus” moniker). Obviously, the devices will come in different finishes, but we've no idea on how many Samsung has decided on. So far, we've seen photos and renders of the new Galaxies in black and silver, with this particular picture showing that the gold finish is going to be an option as well. As a reminder – last year's Sammy flagships came in "White Pearl", "Black Sapphire", "Gold Platinum", and "Silver Titanium". Additionally, the Galaxy S6 had an extra "Blue Topaz" color, while the Galaxy S6 edge came with a unique "Green Emerald" finish.

Now, what we have on the photo below looks more like a realistic dummy, made for case makers and promotional materials, than an actual, functioning smartphone. Still, it looks pretty much like what we would expect the Galaxy S7 to be like, reaffirmed by numerous reports. If you haven't been following closely, you can check out our full rumor review for Samsung's S7 flagships here. Also, yesterday, the alleged stock wallpapers for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge leaked, so be sure to check them out. In the gallery below, we've added the most accurate renders of the new Galaxies we could find on the Web, created in accordance with the latest rumors, just in case you wish to feast your eyes on them.

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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. TheGranter

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

The looks of it is meh, the bulkout on a camera reminds me of a nipple or something... But i'm very excited for samsung pushing battery life on phones, i hope this makes it so that most people will consider to get a samsung for this reason and will automaticly push other brands to increase their battery life. All these f**king city built phones are pathetic where you have to hug a wall. For someone like myself i carry around a 15600powerbank to a Z3 compact. get over a week of battery on that, i mean i can't fully use most phones to their potential (watching videos, playing games/music) without having the battery collapse way faster then a gameboy did.

13. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Htc's next flagship is ugly. Sony not releasing anything new till later in the year. LG phones are to big. Samsung seem to be the only one bringing out a high spec good looking average size device. I left Samsung after owning the terrible s5 but this year I think I'll be returning to them.

20. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

In wish that we could get confirmation about the 3000mah battery.

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As the edge is 3600mah then it will be easy 3000 on the basic s7

2. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

a 5.1-inch “regular” Galaxy S7 and a 5.7-inch Galaxy S7 edge (apparently, there will be no “plus” moniker). 5.5 EDGE not 5.7 EDGE, confirmed already that edge will sport 5.5

3. paul.k

Posts: 302; Member since: Jul 17, 2014


5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Come on, Paul ! We all know you already have the review unit by now. So could you for the sake of all PA readers 'leak' some information from unknown source, already !!!

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

They get review units 2-3 days before launch, not 2 weeks.


Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

Dat bezzel though

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What about about it?

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Now how did that second about get there??? Lol I must be going blind.

14. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

I honestly didn't even notice it till I read your second comment and even then I had to read it twice xD

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I wonder which software he uses to make thes. After Effects?

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

now that looks 10x better then those other pictures

12. abc_xyz

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Samsung should swap the position of back and multi-tasking buttons so that it becomes consistent with the onscreen android buttons.

15. monoke

Posts: 1186; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Sammy owners prob have become use to it but I do wonder if some find it annoying having to cram ur thumb at very bottom corner with the most used button. Of course this q is for righties.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, they shouldn't. I've become used to them there, as I'm site have many Samsung users. Leave them where they are.

16. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Why should Samsung users care about how it's done on other Android phones?

17. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Booooooring!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another uncreative upgrade. Endless possibilities in theory, zero novelty in end product.

24. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

classic noob, Samsung is the #1 innovator, and pusher of new tech.

18. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Looks great, first photos ive really liked. The curves on the back are nice.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

those top and bottom bezels are huge, at least they look proportionate unlike Sony

21. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Booooooring like potato. Mega bezels in 2016? Are you crazy to think this is new S7? No, it´s can´t be. Absolutely no.

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