Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks revealing small design changes?

Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks revealing small design changes?
Images of what is alleged to be the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7 reveal that some minor design changes have been made to Samsung's flagship model. This fits in with a report earlier last month that said only minor changes will be coming to the handset. Based on the leaked panel, the home button looks to be longer. This dovetails with alleged images of the Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus that showed a rectangular home button.

In addition, the panel shows that the sensors, power button and volume rockers now adorn the right side of the handset. We implore you to view these images with your skeptical eye and take them with a grain of salt, especially since the placement of the sensors on top do not jive with those other previously leaked images that we just cited.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 should be unveiled on February 21st during the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event. This is taking place one day before the MWC expo kicks off in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 is said to feature a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD display. 4GB of RAM will be inside, along with 32GB/64GB of storage. A 20MP camera is expected to grace the back of the phone. The Exynos 8890 SoC will power the model everywhere but in the U.S. and China. In those two countries, the Snapdragon 820 chipset is expected to be under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU

As we get closer to February 21st, you can expect the number of leaks to grow exponentially. Keep your eyes right here for the latest news and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and all of its variants.


source: NWE (translated) via BGR

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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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45 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Watch it turns out to be accurate.

13. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Let's hope not. The home button looks ugly, and those huge top and bottoms bezels doesn't look any good either.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think they should leave the home button rounded, but there's gonna be some visual changes. Agreed on the bezels, leave em small like the N5.

24. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

I wish they would leave the physically home button once for all. Once I got used the on screen button on HTC One M8 I couldn't got used it on the Note Edge again (and I also couldn't got used everything with Touchwizz nightmare , I set every animation to 0, used the nova launcher and try to set and get rid everything could hold the speed back and couldn't have the same UI speed as on the one m8... people say the newer TW is faster... maybe it is)... I also don't like it is like the iPhone a left handed handset with the volume buttons in the left side. I prefer it in the right as many other manufacturer place them for right handed persons. I know it is perfect for you this is just my opinion that's all... (And I know I'm a dreamer but I wish they and everybody else start to have dedicated two stages camera buttons like Sony does ...) I believe they could have a fingerprint scanner without a physically button there sooner or later or the physically button could also work as a capacitive button for home command. So if you need you could wake up the phone with hard push or just use as home button with soft touch. BTW the fact you cannot turn off this "home button wake up the phone" thing is also very annoying for some... pocket waking up issues

28. Unordinary unregistered

Anything any company does, you guys complain. Watch Samsung release a bezel-less phone. You guys will start complaining that the bezels are too thin.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

No bezels on the sides? Interesting...

22. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

the metal will cover it like N5

26. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

But note 5 does have side bezels.

40. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

basically, like the note 5, the rounded metal frame sort of bulges out from the side and acts as the bezel. The front panel will barely have any of it to minimize width.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Seems Legit.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wonder what is the point of squaring off the home button. It looks ugly vs the rounded one. Looks like a step backwards.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Can Only Think Of 1 Good Reason And That Is To Shorten The Bottom Bezel.

7. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The bottom bezel still seems pretty large though

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Large because of the finger print scanner, I guess.

10. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Maybe they're using the rectangular home button to differentiate their flagships from their other phones or something.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ikr If Anything They Get -0.1mm From The Change.

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

A transparent phone? Beat that rest of the industry /s

9. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

12. waterninja21

Posts: 28; Member since: May 03, 2013

Looks the same to me

14. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

It will fail

15. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Says the low-life.

16. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Change the fking design already! It's boring for God sake!!!

19. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

There's only so much they can do with a rectangular slab. If you want a more exciting design, just go for the edge version.

27. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Boring? Have you seen the isamephone6s? It's been the same since the 1901 and that thing is hideous looking.lol

29. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I hate the boring same old iPhone... It hasn't changed since it came out (maybe just getting thinner).... But Samsung is going down the same path and since the galaxy 1 came out, they all have the same design just refining here and there which is annoying. Maybe if they try to risk a different design it will become a game changer!!

35. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

*Raising a hand* Ummmm.... How about Sony, HTC and etc, sir?

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Wish Samsung Make the next Nexus. Basically a Galaxy S7 with STOCK ANDROID and that Bugatti Veyron (or Kawasaki Ninja H2R, if you're a biker like me!) of SoC... THE MIGHTY EXYNOS!!! Will it ever happen? Ah, Nope... (sigh)

20. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Want to see it happen. #nohuaweithistime

21. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Samsung doesn't need Nexus anymore unlike other OEMs.

23. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

samsung nexus 6p 2017

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