This realistic Galaxy S7 concept offers a glimpse into the near future

This realistic Galaxy S7 concept offers a glimpse into the near future
Concept designs and ideas permit the wild imagination to run amok. In the mobile world, those with the necessary skills regularly create visuals on what might be next from the biggest names in tech. With the holiday season upon us and the new year to follow, Samsung's next flagship smartphone is well within our sights, and in early 2016, the Galaxy S7 is expected to take center stage. Following a healthy recent outpouring of S7 concepts, the latest effort attempts to keep things within the realms of possibility. There's a slick edge-to-edge display, while the design is largely in-keeping with that of the S6. Overall, what can be seen below is a seemingly reasonable shot at what the Galaxy S7 may eventually look like. 

Having observed the popularity of the high-end design smartphones like the iPhone and HTC One series, Samsung recently decided to do likewise. From a product line that, not long ago, used to comprise pucks of polycarbonate plastic, the Galaxy S6 is a slick, largely metallic affair. The new design by resident concept maker Jermaine Smit offers a flavor of what can be expected of the Galaxy S7, if Samsung keeps aesthetic changes to a minimum as has been suggested. 

Vanity aside, the Galaxy S7 is expected to be yet another powerhouse, with the device having been touted as the first to capitalize on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC. This year, Samsung swerved the Snapdragon 810 -- a move that, in retrospect, appears a shrewd one given the overheating debacle. A reemergence of said issues is not anticipated for the SD820, however, and according to a very recent report, Samsung and the S7 will get dibs on the high-performance chip next year. 

Elsewhere, the concept runs with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the 12-megapixel rear-camera packs f/1.8 aperture. It's a teasing glimpse at what might be next from Sammy, and given what we've heard, the eventual design likely won't deviate too far from this:

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S7
  • 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)



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

This is the only concept in history which might be fully accurate. Though I hope they bump the storage to 64/128/256.

12. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

If they bring back the SD card, then I would be fine with 32/64/128. 256 would be amazing to see but that probably won't show up until 2020 lol.

16. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

256 is possible tough, combine 4x64GB and u'll get 256GB (similar with SSD which use multiple nand flash inside them), but it take lots of space and expensive (just like comparing price of 128GB microSD vs. 4x32GB) maybe they'll wait until they can make 256GB UFS, or just use 2x128GB UFS

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

look into that crystal ball of yours and you should see them pushing the sd card and i mean the new 128 sd card 95mb/sec uh can get up in the hundreds speed thats finejust dont up the screen res to keep rendering down

22. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why not? Asus has a 256 GB device. Samsung why not to make one too if they want?

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, does asus have a ufs 256gb device, hm nope

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


28. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

that would be awesome 64gb right off the bat

30. Acer_Predator unregistered

it is just same thing.. just another phone yeah keep dreaming 256gb..for 1500 bucks then..

34. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

you spoke my heart bro.

35. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

well the main thing that will probably different is the home button. I know this but i mean the way samsung did that home button on the plus just looks bad... I mean the shape is round yet they say: Let's go with square... i mean really!?

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is just the s6 s7 has leds to the left side and more flush the back i cant remember if its glass or aluminum site took down leaked pics i posted and the sd card is under sim tray they body is alittle more rounded to stop hair snag and the home button is rectangular

38. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

leds on the side? ha? WHat do you mean? You mean of that concept Martin made? that sim with sd is what i am working on with the edge i am making now. And if taken down post it somewhere else like twitter. I like to see what you have @jermainesmit on twitter

2. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I was bored with my Galaxy S6 after the first month and the S7 looks set to continue that trend.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree the S6 is boring, but the S6 Edge is awesome.

29. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's a phone... the features are onscreen not on the outside

3. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

This is excaly like the S6. the "hump" won`t be there for the s7, belive me

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Cameras with no hump capture crappy photos compared to cameras with hump, unless the phone is thick. For me, better optics easily compensate the hump. And camera optics are not semiconductors which can be improved at exponential speed. Good optics require space.

7. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

On top of that, in Europe, the price of a device like this is well above the 500Eur mark so I doubt people won't put a case around it which makes the camera hump negligible or non-existent. And yes... I hope samsumg doesn't go for the 1.0micron pixel. They are the expert but I prefer less MP count but more light being used.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, and once you put a case on a phone (and at flagship costs, you should), the hump is no longer a factor. Matter of fact, the hump gives the camera lens better clearance once you put a case on. I feel camera humps, as long as they're centered left-to-right, are a good thing. The iPhone's off center hump is'd be gorgeous to me if it was centered.

14. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

HTC A9 have centered camera hump, and isnt that gorgeous :-/

15. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

true, but I do not see the S7 with that huge hump that S6 has..some word said they are moving down in the man. process to 28(?)nm, that alone should keep the hump down or am I wrong?

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

The process will only bring the semiconductor size down. The lens and sensor sizes can't reduce.

20. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Good info there, Lannister!

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Things to improve on over the s6 - 1) Reduce camera thickness and increase body thickness. This will remove camera hump and allow for slightly bigger battery. 2) Anti fingerprint coating on rear and make the sides more grippy. 3) Stereo speakers. Rest I am happy with

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

4) add microSD. 5) Remove crappy glass from back and use matte plastic/metal 6) Reduce height of phone and make footprint same as S4 or smaller. 7) healthy spec bump in SoC, display (no 4K nonsense, just improve efficiency) and other parts. And it's done.

8. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

- Keep the wireless charging please (regarding the metal back) - Stereo speakers and reduced height also seem to contradict (to chose one I´d prefer the reduced height) - microSD seems to be something that will be true - 240fps FHD quality (microSD availability required for this)

10. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I wish Samsung will put an emphasis on battery life.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

I think Mali V550 octa core supports 4K at 120 fps and 1080p @ 480 fps. Since s6 has MP12 version of t880( which has v550 VPU), it should support it.

21. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

S6 slow motion is still behind what apple is able to offer. Both in terms of speed (iphone 6s does 240fps HD while the S6 does only 120fps) and quality (don't know what software trick is apple using but the quality from apple's slow-mo is way higher then the one in S6). I hope they improve this. P.S.: I'm talking about recording slow-motion video with the future S7 at 240fps FHD.

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