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Samsung Galaxy S7 dummy in shiny gold caught on camera

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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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posted on 10 Feb 2016, 02:56 9

1. TheGranter (Posts: 63; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 04:42 1

13. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 07:34 1

20. combatmedic870 (Posts: 931; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 08:42 1

23. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 02:57 4

2. sagemda (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Dec 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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:00

3. paul.k (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:07 9

5. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 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 !!!

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:24 9

8. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:07

4. SPIDERMAN4 (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)

Dat bezzel though

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:12 8

7. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

What about about it?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 04:19 4

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 05:07 5

14. ihearlivepplz (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 03:08

6. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 04:18 6

10. joevsyou (Posts: 1038; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

now that looks 10x better then those other pictures

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 04:31 1

12. abc_xyz (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 05:20 1

15. monoke (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Mar 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 08:35 1

22. tedkord (Posts: 14121; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 05:49 1

16. MDave (Posts: 129; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 06:18 1

17. Switch00 (Posts: 526; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 10:48

24. dazed1 (Posts: 554; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 06:26

18. benno (Posts: 94; Member since: 17 Apr 2015)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 06:28

19. DONUT (Posts: 433; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 08:23

21. Marduch (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 Feb 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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