According to the latest reports in the market, the newest smartphones from the house of Samsung will be branded as the Galaxy S7 and the S7+. According to reports, the technical specifications of the smartphones have been unveiled too, which is all the more reason for us to get excited.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.2-inch display while the S7+ comes with a 5.8-inch display as standard. Both devices feature 4GB of RAM, as opposed to Samsung’s original policy of sticking to 6GB of RAM on their flagship models.
However, that is not the end of all contradictions. According to new reports, Samsung is planning to use Exynos processors on their new range of flagship products, as opposed to Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which was the definition of benchmark performance so far.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was first discovered online by a Weibo user, although, the company tried their best to keep it away from view. The device codenamed ‘Lucky’ features 64 GB of built-in storage along with a 4GB RAM and runs the latest OS from Android.
Samsung was originally believed to be working on two variants of the Galaxy S7, one based on the Snapdragon 820 chipset while the other featured the Eyxnos setup. However, the South Korean electronics behemoth might have gone through a last minute change of plans and come up with just one variant.
Even if they plan on sticking to the original formula, it is likely that the European and North American variants will feature the Qualcomm processor while the rest of the world gets Exynos. Another possibility is that while the Exynos processor makes it to the Galaxy S7, the S7+ features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.
There is not much information of the internet regarding the Galaxy S7+, although, experts believe that the S7+ features standard issue hardware as compared to the S7, except for the processing capability. We cannot comment on the claims since Samsung us yet to make a formal announcement.
Samsung is also expected to introduce a 20MP ISOCELL camera on the S7 along with UFS 2.0 while mass production is expected to commence sometime around January 2016. If Samsung plans to unveil both devices simultaneously, we should be able to get our hands on the device between mid-to-end February 2016.
Additional rumors regarding ‘Turtle Glass’ have surfaced, testing the patience of the global audience. Experts believe that Samsung is working on their own version of Sapphire Glass, and this could mean a new war in the segment. The Korean media claim that Samsung is currently experimenting on Gorilla Glass, which is presently used to protect their smartphones.
The experiments should be over by the time the company releases the Galaxy S7 twins. Other reports claim that Samsung is working on a magnesium exterior based on a unibody design, although, there is no concrete information regarding the same.
Magnesium cannot be bent and is lighter than aluminum. Hence, if Samsung is indeed planning to use magnesium on the outside of the S7, it has a whole new story to tell. Samsung, in a bid to outsell Apple, have taken on numerous innovations and these are expected to keep the S7 from being outperformed by the Apple iPhone 7.
Initial reports also suggest that Samsung is looking forward to a February 2016 release date, which is likely, considering the amount of work that is yet to be completed. Samsung is likely to price the Galaxy S7 around $900 mark, although, the final announcements are yet to be made.
Even though Samsung generally launches all products around June-July, this year they want to prepone the release date to Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. This would give more exposure to the brand, which is much-needed ever since their decline in the global market, post the rise of rise of smaller and newer brands.