Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks; compare it to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 panels

Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks; compare it to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 panels
The other day, we showed you images of what allegedly was the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Some of the sensors on the front of the handset appeared to be on the opposite side of where they were placed on earlier leaks, which raised a red flag. The cutout for the home button does seem wide enough to accommodate the larger rectangular button that was seen in earlier images of the phone.

Tonight, one of our loyal readers sent us images of what he says is the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7, compared to the front panels of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. We can see a big difference between the previous leak, and this one. The new image has some of the sensors on the front of the Galaxy S7 on the left side. The screen appears to be bigger than the one on the Galaxy S6, with corners that are more squared-off. The bezels are slightly thinner, but the home button remains the same size.

Comparing the leaked Galaxy S7 front panel with one belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you can see that the Samsung Galaxy S7 panel looks very much like a smaller version of the latest iteration of Sammy's high-end phablet.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 introduced on February 21st at the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event. That is the day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off in Barcelona. We expect the phone to come with a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will be under the hood, with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM will be inside.

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1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Looks great to me. The only thing they need to fix now is touchwiz.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well it looks much better than the last leaks. Let's see what the final product turns out to be. Until then I am not going to say anything.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

You loyal. But your benchmarks tho...

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

lolz ;)

10. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Looks very similar to the A series. Even though I like the design of the A series, I think there should be a differentiating factor between the flagship devices and other phones.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TouchWiz doesn't need fixing. But your brain does as you keep repeating the same stuff almost every Samsung article.

30. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

TW in my Note 5 is 50% reduced, the real problem is the Samsung forced s**t apps and 3rd party apps samsung forces on their users, like the Microsoft apps, and that Face book app which is reinstall and automatically update it self even when you disable it, and can only be viewed in the app manager in the form of (com.facebook.system and com.facebook.appmanger) Very fishy and deceiving..

2. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Bigger ??!!! Plz no

22. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Looks like Galaxy A5 (5.2 inch)

34. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

That's because it is the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) NOT Samsung Galaxy S7 (facepalm) How can people be so blind

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeah no problem PA. It was my honor to let the faithful viewers know about the galaxy that Samsung is in very, very far away.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

white front panel in white background? genius btw is it confirmed? its almost the same design (but i'm glad it doesnt use rectangle button)

8. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Seems all Samsung phones look the same...

9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

now you notice?

16. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Which manufacturers devices doesn't look the same or have the same design language? Sometimes I wonder if this site is full of smart geeks or just dumb phone lovers pretending to be geeks.

18. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Sony brick wall designs.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Neither. They are just dump. Not geeks, just chumps.

26. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Seriously? The front of all devices have looked the same since, well, forever. A glass slab with a screen, speaker, and front facing camera. Not really much you can do to give the front of a device a complete visual overhaul.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes, all the Galaxies carry the same familiar look. No different from other companies who sell a series of phone. Even though they look similar, they don't look exactly alike. The S has had a different model every year. They look significantly different enough to tell them apart. Unlike some brands.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is a Galaxy A5(2016) front panel

14. davidecek99

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

You are right. I can see 5,2 inch display on it.

12. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

those bezels tho :O

13. obedchuni

Posts: 337; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Same front panel, looks same, all Samsung phone looks same.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They don't have to change the design, it's their signature design, every manufacturer has one. They just need to keep improving it from an engineering standpoint. Slimmer bezels, different build material, etc.

19. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

When you look back at Previous designs, You will know Samsung actualy very creative about designs. Samsung i450, Samsung innov8, Samsung Pixon12 and B&O series. Even Note Edge prototype is very beautiful.

31. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

They need to find the right formula & that's it. Why wasting so much resource to develop "creative" designs when their latest design are quite acceptable? Instead they can focus on software side & do incremental design like trimming the bezel or using better material over time like JMartin22 said.

21. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Yes cause the edge and s6 look identical

32. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

No, i dare to say Samsung was bold when it comes to design. What about edge variant device? aren't they innovative? but it was expensive and some people find it gimmicky (especially on the Note 4 edge which look ridiculous).It was the cost for attempt to be creative, either people will like it or hate it. Samsung was learning by making some mistakes. I'd say S6 edge variant was the most beautiful device for 2015, glass back is no more horrible experience cuz they are sturdier with Gorilla glass 4 compared to iPhone 4/4s (not the best for anyone cause it leave smudges).

15. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Yep, this is the new A-series front glass LOLZ

20. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Looks like a down sized note device

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