Samsung employee spills Galaxy S7 specifications
Just a month ahead of its official unveiling, the Galaxy S7’s specifications have been spilled. A report out of South Korea citing a Samsung employee confirms the device will have a brand new camera with improved low-light performance, and expandable storage.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Galaxy S7 in recent weeks, so we already have a pretty good idea of what we can expect from Samsung’s Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress. But there could be a few small surprises.
Naver reports that Samsung will give its new flagships a black chassis for a more sophisticated look, though their actual footprint is expected to be similar to that of the Galaxy S6.
“The biggest feature of the Galaxy S7 is likely to be a camera,” the employee claims. Samsung has reportedly lowered the sensor’s pixel count — from 16- to 12-megapixels — but increased its aperture to deliver better photos in dimly-lit environments.
Samsung has also been able to reduce the size of the camera module so that it sits flush with the Galaxy S7’s case and doesn’t protrude out of it. It is also claimed the handset will also get its microSD card slot back after Samsung was criticized for dropping it last year.
We can’t confirm these claims come from a real Samsung employee, so bear that in mind — but again, they do lineup with reports we’ve already seen. We’ll know more at MWC next month when Samsung makes the Galaxy S7 series official.