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Spotted on AnTuTu: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935A) might have a 5.1" display, 12MP camera

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Spotted on AnTuTu: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935A) might have a 5.1" display, 12MP camera

Although we are still a month or two away from the possible announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its anticipated S7 edge variation, we already have a pretty good notion of what to expect from the upcoming flagship devices. One of the design features of the S7 and S7 edge—their display—has been widely rumored to be a 5.2-inch unit, a smidgen larger than the 5.1-inch ones that appeared on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units. However, one of the more recent leaks seems to be contradicting to this established idea. 

SM-G935A (Galaxy S7 edge) spotted on AnTuTu

SM-G935A (Galaxy S7 edge) spotted on AnTuTu

A probable Samsung Galaxy S7 edge handset, carrying the SM-G935A model designation that is said to be AT&T's variation, has been just recently spotted on AnTuTu's databases. One of the main differences from previous leaks is the 5.1-inch display in tow. 

That's a bit smaller than what the previous rumors had suggested, but at least the Quad HD resolution has remained unchanged - 1440 x 2560 pixels. Additionally, the AnTuTu listing reveals that the SM-G935A Galaxy variation will sport a Snapdragon 820 chip, an Adreno 530 GPU, as well as the lavish amount of 4GB of RAM.

The last thing that this most recent leak seems to reveal is information about the cameras on the handset. The listing suggests that Samsung might put a 12MP snapper on the back of the device. This falls in line with some of the rumors that we have been hearing over the past few months, which suggested that the company might throw in a large 1/2" sensor, yet lower-resolution camera in its Galaxy S7. This will most certainly warrant a pretty nice low-light performance for the camera, which will be a commendable thing for Samsung to do. 

However, a whole army of other rumors claim that Samsung might put its new 20MP RGBW-pixel Britecell camera in the Galaxy S7. It's also an equally interesting snapper, as the rumor mill claims it will come with improved light sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio, all courtesy of the new RGBW pixel pattern. 

Have in mind that all of these specs are still mostly rumors, and will remain such until Samsung unveils the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. As a refresher, we are expecting this to happen in mid-March 2016. For more info on the flagships, check out our rumor review of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

source: Weibo via @NoWhereElseFR, SamMobile

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posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:14 3

1. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:15 25

2. pmsap (Posts: 102; Member since: 26 May 2015)

Hell yeah!! Let's go for the big pixel size not the big MP count!!

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:19 12

3. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 655; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I love me some big pixels.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:27 4

10. seret6 (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

Where is the 4k screen?
When will 4k resolution phones become mainstream?

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:56 19

18. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Hopefully not before human's eyes get replaced by some futuristic implants with 99x zoom

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:41 7

29. Landon (Posts: 739; Member since: 07 May 2015)

The only benefit in my opinion for this is for VR reasons. You definitely get a screen door effect on the Gear VR. They could easily make a premium S7 with a 4K display though for those who want it.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:54

33. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

That would be a smart thing to do

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 12:20

40. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

MP do count in camera resolutions and lossless zooming.. Wchever Samsung chooses hope it does tackle that.. In terms of 4k note 6 is the phablet to look for having it.. And if successful.. Future Sammy flagships

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 13:55

43. Adsr14 (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)

When everyone has a 4k TV

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 05:14

62. 1EXreMAR (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

I have one.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 23:26

54. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

But big pixels with big mp makes a grt combo

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:22 7

6. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 655; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Bigger pixels = better image, not the megapixels which is just the size of the picture.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:24 16

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

HTC sure thought so ;)

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:37 14

14. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Difference was that HTC made a mess with the camera software. The dynamic range was terrible, it produced images with pink hue and overexposed like hell.
Also don't forget HTC was using 4MP, this is 12MP, more than enough for 99% of use case.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:37 6

15. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

HTC has software issues. ..not that they were pursuing the wrong camera

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 10:34 7

37. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

And hardware too. They were using cheap lenses with M7 and the module had overheating which produced pink tint.

M8 had cheap lens cover(not even tempered glass) which scratched up way too easily. Also the software was terrible.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 13:55 1

42. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

And my old HTC M7 using Camera FV-5 take amazing picture as good as newer flagship ( beside zooming and opening on very big screen i admit )

Also DSLR camera even at 12 mp can beat many smartphone with 20 mpix camera.

So yeah sensor size is more important than mpix.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 14:28

45. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

dslr also are using lens that a phone simply will never match. Until they make my concept phone that is.

Point being that there is a range where it all has to come together. for this to be truly effective you need a larger sensor. At this point its just another minor update. An update it is though.

And also MP has details, details that no matter the software cannot deny.

Here is the result of the note 5 on left in its 16MP jpeg, vs the 38MP file from the 1020 on the right.


Equa distance, that is the headlight of a charger, and license plate of Toyota behind it. The last pic is the full pic from the 1520 (did a comparo between the 3 some time ago).

Also the one on right, the 1020, is in dng format and hasn't been adjusted yet like a jpeg is.

So while the 1020 is a special case, there is still advantages to more mp. And it comes down to pure details that the sensor will pick up.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 04:17

56. almostdone (Posts: 238; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Has Terrible Camera

Probably a combination of cheap optics, bad software and hasn't got a clue about cameras.

Samsung on the other hand is the opposite. They have a fantastic track record and with each iteration the camera quality has improved. This will be no different for the S7.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:32 1

12. Dee79 (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

The more megapixels the better the quality of the image at a larger scale. But hey, 99.99% of smartphone users don't need no more than 8 megapixels (if that) as they only use it for fb, instagram etc.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:21 1

4. Supraman21 (Posts: 393; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

I really hope not. That extra resolution really makes photos pop and look great. Also I really don't want to give up 16x9 thats as that is the aspect ratio of all the devices I view my photos from.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:27 12

9. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Who said it's not going to be 16:9? It's supposed to be a custom Samsung sensor. Galaxy alpha was 12 MP too and it was 16:9.

Besides, a great 12 MP is better than a good 16 MP. Nexus 6P has almost the same level of detail as S6/Note 5. This camera should be much better than 6P as bigger pixels, RBW and OIS will improve SNR(signal-to-noise ratio).

12 MP should have more details than S6's 16 MP. Also remember than even great cameras like Sony A7sII are 12 MP.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:35 3

13. Macready (Posts: 1493; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

And equally great cameras like the A7RII have 42MP. In other words, it's not that simple.

An S6 shot in RAW with enough light, will outresolve a 12MP sensor, all else being equal.

It's's the read noise that will most likely make a visible difference in really low light, if there is any. Quantum efficiency probably won't be far apart, just like the A7RII and A7SII are similar in this regard, despite a factor 3.5 difference in pixel size.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:02 2

21. Macready (Posts: 1493; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Forgot to add, the largest benefit can be expected in video mode, with less/no crop in 4K, full pixel read out. That should give benefits regarding sharpness (less artifacts) and noise (larger area read out).

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:02

22. talon95 (Posts: 753; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

But will it outresolve a 12MP sensor with 'super-resolution'?

And don't say it's not all equal then, because with 16MP you couldn't take as many duplicate exposures because for the same processing power it would never be possible. Less noise in the image and better super sampling might actually make up the difference to make it superior in all regards. I want overall quality to be maximized, not just maximum resolution with maximum noise.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:06

24. Macready (Posts: 1493; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

For super resolution mode, the only potential bottleneck with more MP is buffer depth and processing power. These phones can handle >10 fps at 20MP in terms of RAW processing power and have huge buffers, as also witnessed in pano stitching modes. So no, 16MP super resolution modes will hold more data here too, all else being equal. Whether much usable data, will depend on the lens and processing, but certainly not less.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 10:28

36. talon95 (Posts: 753; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

I suppose with enough light and buffer space that may be true. But as light diminishes pixel size will become critical.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:05 1

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Actually not as diffraction effects will be more than enough. No matter the amount of light, but the pixels in S6 are too small to resolve all the pixels. The nearby pixels are merged together somewhat.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:08 1

25. Macready (Posts: 1493; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

Diffraction is not a brick wall, it gives us diminishing teturns, not LESS returns. Which is why those phones using a 20MP Sony sensor can resolve more, even if only in the center, than 16MP, let alone 12MP variants. Also, keep in mind we're talking about interpolated (Bayer) results. Even if there's not more usable resolution, there's more color information to prevent/reduce artifacts at the same output size.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:15

26. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Diminishing results are diminishing when you use same sensor with same technology. I expect the SNR to improve drastically.

And Nexus 6P has same amount of detail as S6/Note 5 which have the same as Moto X. This camera will definitely resolve more than 6P. So.....

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