Galaxy S7 to feature 12MP camera, bigger battery, expandable storage
The Galaxy S7 is just a over a month away from its official unveiling and leaks surrounding it have now started flowing in full flow. The latest leak from the sources of @evleaks (Evan Blass) reveal that Samsung will indeed offer the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in different screen sizes.
While the Galaxy S7 with a flat screen with come with a 5.1-inch AMOLED display, the Galaxy S7 edge will feature a bigger 5.5-inch curved display. The screen resolution of both devices will remain the same at 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD), but they will now feature always-on functionality — as seen on the Moto X and Nexus 6P — that will make it possible to view unread notifications without waking up the device.
The design of both handsets will look similar to the Galaxy S6, though they will now feature IP67 certification making them waterproof and dust-resistant.
To address poor battery life concerns that plagued the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung has increased the battery size to 3,000mAh on the Galaxy S7 and to 3,600mAh on the Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy S7 will take around 2 hours to charge wirelessly from 0-100 percent, the Galaxy S7 edge will take 2.2 hours.
Both handsets will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset, with certain regions getting a Snapdragon 820 powered variant. They will also feature 4GB RAM and 32/64GB of storage space. Due to the lack of demand, Samsung will not be offering a 128GB storage option for the handsets, though the presence of a microSD card slot mean that you will not have to worry about running out of space on the handset.
Interestingly, the source also claims that Samsung will downgrade the camera on the Galaxy S7 to a 12MP shooter — down from the 16MP shooter found on the Galaxy S6. Now, a reduction in resolution does not directly translate into a reduction in image quality, but it is bound to give Samsung’s marketing team a headache. The 12MP shooter will be paired with an f/1.7 lens which coupled with the larger individual pixel size should lead the Galaxy S7 (and S7 edge) to deliver outstanding images in low-light.
Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at Mobile World Congress that will be held in Barcelona next month.
What do you think about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge based on the above leak?