Samsung Galaxy S7 finally seen in the flesh, many details seemingly confirmed


Having trailed numerous leaks and sightings of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the past months, we may now finally have our first proper look at the device in the flesh. Tying in with those previous tidbits, the device features a curved back akin to the Galaxy Note 5, and as well as offering the world a glimpse of what's next, the leak's source confirms a few more key details. 

With Samsung's Unpacked event set to head off Mobile World Congress on February 21st, we still have a couple of weeks before the official unveiling. Vietnamese site Review Dao has treated fans to an early teaser, though unfortunately, it's only a single shot of the back. 

One of the constant gripes with Samsung devices and smartphones in general is the camera hump. It's been known for a while now that Sammy's upcoming flagship will severely reduce it to the degree that the lens sits almost flush. As you can see from the new image, the rear shooter has been tidied up, and as a result, protrudes a lot less. 

The Galaxy S7 will purportedly comprise a metallic frame, with the majority of the build being glass. This photo appears to showcase a plasticky finish, but it's very likely that Samsung has laced this prototype in a different material in order to keep folk guessing. 

The report mentions an improved Exynos SoC that offers a 15% bump to processor and graphics performance. As is typically the case with Samsung's flagship line, there'll be a Snapdragon variant as well, and both chips will apparently support high-quality audio DAC.

Much has been made of the S7's improved battery life, and thankfully, the latest report only corroborates this notion. Apparently, the battery can charge from flat to 80 percent in half an hour. The report appears to confirm the 12-megapixel Britecell rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, and waterproofing for added ruggedness. 

Price-wise, the S7 will supposedly sell for the equivalent of $740 in Vietnam, while the S7 edge is being touted much higher at $890. There's no telling whether this leak is the real deal, though, and the lack of a snap of the front only adds to the slight feeling of skepticism. 

Still, based on this leak, are you excited about the S7's eventual announcement? Let us know of your take via the comments.

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  • 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)

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121 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ooh...Nice.

13. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LOL, looks like Galaxy S1 plastic

56. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Exactly.. Samsung NEVER had back made from metal.. Always plastic..

68. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You must be new to Samsung phones, or just too young. Samsung Wave series had both metallic back and removeable battery.

103. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

The Galaxy S for AT&T had a metal back. Soooooo....

107. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

OI Samsung GALAXY S4 Value Edition MIMIC'S Metal

65. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

71. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Is that antutu scores

76. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^ Yes.

93. Nopers unregistered

I think the regular S7 is going to have an edge display.

118. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Hmmmmmm I dunno about this one.. If thats not a glass back, what is it? The LG G5 is looking more and more like an option for me :(

124. DarkVader777

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

By an lg device and you will regret it.

27. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It looks like plastic, May be the new J7.

57. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I know right. never seen that color on a device before this is groundbreaking -_-

64. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Looks like a fingerprint magnet

94. combatmedic870

Posts: 985; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well the good new is that it looks thicker. Why is this good? Larger battery rumor may be true. It looks like we will be getting S6 active kind of battery life. I'm excited to see how this turns out. This may be my next phone. 64gb please.

101. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I doesnt look to have much of a metal from for the fingers to hold on to. Personally I'm most looking forward to the non edge variant.

119. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

atleast they should've brought back the faux leather back from the note 3.. that was classy!

2. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I think it's not final It does not shiny as s6

4. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

With glass

20. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

They probably decided to get rid of the shiny film they out in the glass of the S6

3. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Looks great! They basically took the S6 design, which was already a top notch design, and refined it

75. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

"refined it"??

80. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Well they reduced the camera bump, improved the ergonomics and got rid of the blue-black colour which I personally hated.

90. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

What a bunch of baloney. Refine? Design language? Premium feel? Baloney after baloney. Its basicaly the same as s3. One average ugly mf. Note2 looks better.

113. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

People kept saying that they'd take an S6 with a thicker back so as to increase battery space as well as hide the camera hump. Looks like you guys got exactly that. I will say the Note 5 looks a lot better. Curves along the sides look better than side-to-side and up-to-down

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Hideous

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Based off of 1 pic from the back?! I guess you can tell if a girls' face looks good from behind huh?

38. lukkiristi unregistered

Well, one can say the back is hideous.

58. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

If the back is ugly who cares about the face???

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