Every year the rumour mill goes crazy before big releases, expectations go through the roof and imaginations go wild. This year too, as we approach Feb 21, more and more details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are beginning to leak.
Thanks to Evan Blass (otherwise known as @evleaks) some new information is leaked about the two Samsung flagships. He says the S7 and S7 edge will both be IP67 standard water- and dust-proof, a feature that used to be there on the S5 but was removed for the S6 and S6 edge.
Larger batteries, specifically 3000mAh battery on the S7 and 3600mAh battery on the S7 edge, are expected, which is very good news. Both will charge wirelessly in just over two hours.
The S7 will allegedly have a 5.1-inch QHD touchscreen, while the edge version will sport a 5.5-inch display. Both models will get something called Always On Display functionality, made possible by the fact that AMOLED displays don’t consume any energy for showing black pixels. Thus, if the screen is mostly black, then the power impact of such a feature is negligible.
MicroSD slots – whoopee!
The S7 and S7 edge will have microSD card slots, again getting back to a feature that vanished from the S6.
At least one version of every S7 device will employ Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 SoC, which will apparently come with an LTE Cat.9 modem built-in. Both devices will have 4GB of RAM, along with 32 or 64GB of storage.
The main cameras in the S7 duo will have 12MP resolution. This will be a new Samsung Britecell sensor, which will be 1/2 inch in size, and pairing that with the rumoured f/1.7 lens aperture should result in very good low-light shots. The front camera stands at 5MP.
By the looks of it, Samsung is taking a few steps back to take one step forward, a policy we wholeheartedly agree with.