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"Waterproof" components for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge listed online

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With less than two weeks to go before Samsung's big MWC 2016 event on February 21, it seems that we already have a pretty clear picture of what the company will announce on that day: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which are about to succeed the Galaxy S6 series from last year, coming with important enhancements and changes.

Last month, we heard that, unlike the Galaxy S6 family, both the S7 and S7 edge would be water-resistant, thus bringing back a highlight feature of the Galaxy S5 series from 2014. While we can't be 100% sure that the S7 series will indeed feature water-resistance, recent listings from Zauba (an import-export tracking website that often reveals details about unannounced smartphones) seem to be confirming this. These listings show several "waterproof" components - including a SIM tray and a microphone - made for the Samsung SM-G930 (which is none other than the Galaxy S7) and Samsung SM-G935 (the Galaxy S7 edge). Most likely, "waterproof" here doesn't literally mean waterproof, but just just water-resistant, so you'll still have to be careful not to leave your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge underwater for longer period of times.

Not long ago, Zauba also revealed the screen sizes of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. Needless to say, both screens will be of the Super AMOLED variety, offering Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolutions. Depending on market, the S7 and S7 edge should be powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor, or Samsung's own Exynos 8890. Other expected features include 4 GB of RAM, always-on display mode, large batteries, and brand new 12 MP rear cameras (with large sensors for better photo quality in low light).

Design-wise, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge seem to be drawing a lot of inspiration from the Galaxy S6 family (including metal frames), though it appears that their backs will have a more rounded shape reminiscent of the Galaxy S III era.

So, who's excited about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 family?

source: Zauba (1, 2) via @rquandt (Twitter)

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posted on 09 Feb 2016, 01:42 4

1. XaErO (Posts: 332; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

I wish the back of S7 is not like the one shown above (this one reminds me of S3) .. i would prefer a back that is Note5 like or at least like S6 (with anti-fingerprint coating) ..

Anyway, looking forward to S7 .. specs and other features looks promising to me (Processor, Camera and Water-Resistance specially) ..

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:52 3

6. -Shadow- (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

Yeah the side curvature was enough, they shouldn't have curved the phone up and down , doesn't look that good anymore.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 01:56 5

2. JoshN (Posts: 196; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)

as a S5 owner and with a Famly member W an S6 the S6 is better in everyway but 4 ways
Removable Battery
IP Rating
Battery Life
S7 looks to fix all my complaints with the S6 :-)

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:09 1

3. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)

The s7 willl have a non removable battery

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:19 7

4. Sidewinder (Posts: 513; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

The battery life will good is what is speculated making the need for removable battery unnecessary for many..

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 04:31

10. ibend (Posts: 6633; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

right now, its already unnecessary for many flagship owner

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 03:05 5

7. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)

*Removable batteries: Really? How many humans do you know walking around with multiple batteries?
*Micro SD - Ancient tech. Move on already. Cloud storage is a thing, and if your problem is the data costs and speeds required, then what you want with a premium phone?
*IP Rating: This is perhaps your most legitimate request as it comes in handy albeit rarely. How many phones have you left in water for more than 10 minutes?.
Your Niche requirements are that of a dying breed. Remember when people insisted on using phones with buttons ? Remember when people still used floppy's? s**t tends to evolve. Such is life.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 05:01 9

11. MDave (Posts: 127; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)

Cloud storage sucks. No matter how many times you guys try to convince us otherwise.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 07:29

15. chaosnightmare (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2010)

Agree, lack of micro sd is the only reason I didn't upgrade my note 4, the cloud is not a real option against 64 - 128 gb swapable storage, especially in some countries with stupid data speed. it only works for instagram and spotify hipsters.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 08:34

16. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

cloud storage would be great if globally it took one second to copy to and from

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 08:51

17. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Micro sd card an ancient tech haha.I think is a convenient feature, about the cloud i dont want to be paying mostly fee to have my date in the cloud.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 03:14 1

8. keithtae (Posts: 539; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)

I dont mind about the removable battery at all since I carry a power bank around anyway. But I really like the s7 design if it's as shown in the previous posts. Really like the curves.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 03:16

9. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)

Kinda iPhone esc if you ask me... But yes beautiful design indeed. Pity Android runs under that beautiful hood though.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:49

5. artificialintelligence (Posts: 160; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)

Man can this phone get any Better?

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 09:52

18. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

Yes.There is always room for improvement. I'd toss in a 3600mAh battery on the regular S7.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 05:12 1

12. mzrt02 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)

I'm okay with the non removable battery cause I only need the micro sd slot and a waterproof phone.

hope for it SAMSUNG

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 06:24

13. AZNHA (unregistered)

micro sd slot available , samsung .. take my money

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 06:26

14. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

Waterproofing is a nice added feauture, not necessary but certainly nice to have.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 11:22

19. Zack_2014 (Posts: 513; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

S7 too oval, more rectangular like Note series would look awesome

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 16:06

20. leonchik99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Oct 2015)

honestRealist golden words man....some people just can"t move on

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