Samsung Galaxy S7 finally seen in the flesh, many details seemingly confirmed
posted by Ben R. / Feb 08, 2016, 9:44 AM
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.
- 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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posted on Feb 08, 2016, 9:46 AM 5
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LOL, looks like Galaxy S1 plastic
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 10:10 AM 30
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I give you the front of S7 Edge prototype: http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/
Alternate link:http://abload.de/img/725af9afg hw.jpg w1f0sd8upsihnzo25.jpg
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 12:16 PM 4
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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.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 4:32 PM 0
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I think it's not final It does not shiny as s6
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 9:47 AM 0
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Looks great! They basically took the S6 design, which was already a top notch design, and refined it
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 9:47 AM 15
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posted on Feb 08, 2016, 12:29 PM 2
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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
posted on Feb 09, 2016, 6:25 AM 0
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posted on Feb 08, 2016, 9:48 AM 17
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Based off of 1 pic from the back?! I guess you can tell if a girls' face looks good from behind huh?
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 10:27 AM 5
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