Do you like the look of the new flagships?
Samsung is readying the stage for the release of their newest flagship, the S7 and S7 Plus but just like any other phone brand during the period before Mobile World Congress, the renders of the Korean company’s upcoming flagship has been leaked. This time it’s through ever reliable Twitter user @evleaks, which has been a source of solid leaks in the past.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 29, 2016
If you’re looking for a radical redesign of Samsung’s upcoming flagships you’re going to be disappointed, as both phones look very similar to the S6 and S6 Edge. The phones have taller fingerprint sensors and slightly more rounded corners, but aside from that it’s still the same design language used in the previous iteration.
Things are a little more interesting on the inside though, as both devices are thought to have water-resistant bodies as well as microSD card support and bigger batteries – things that Samsung faithful have been demanding since the release of the S6 and S6 Edge. The Galaxy S7 is tipped to have a 5.1-inch display while the S7 Edge is supposed to have a larger, 5.5-inch panel.
Samsung’s also gone with a bigger sensor in the camera in their upcoming flagship over higher resolution – the S7 and S7 Edge are expected to come with a 12-megapixel rear camera, which is down from the 16-megapixel unit in the previous iteration. Obviously the company is betting that the bigger sensor, coupled with a f/1.7 aperture lens would be a low-light imaging monster, and if the camera on the comparably big sensor on the Nexus 6P is any indication, it seems like the company is on the right path.
Finally, the phone will come with either a Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. Traditionally Samsung has given units to North American markets Qualcomm processor while relegating their Exynos processors to Asia, and we’re betting that’s what will happen with the S7 and S7 Edge.
We’ll see on Feb. 21 if the leaks are true or not.