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

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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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)
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)

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20 Comments

1. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 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) ..

6. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

2. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

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

3. Yousefjaber

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

The s7 willl have a non removable battery

4. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right now, its already unnecessary for many flagship owner

7. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

11. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

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

15. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 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.

16. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

17. oister85 unregistered

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.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

9. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

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

5. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Man can this phone get any Better?

18. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

12. mzrt02

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 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

13. AZNHA unregistered

micro sd slot available , samsung .. take my money

14. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

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

19. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

20. leonchik99

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

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

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