Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge renders surface online

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may have just sprouted on the Interwebz today. The renders show a design similar to the 2015 Samsung flagships, but there are a few design changes to be had. One of them is the taller fingerprint sensors and the rounder corners of the devices.       We must thank Evan Blass (@evleaks) for these renders because, as usual, he managed to make them public for all of us to enjoy. The devices are expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.   According to previous rumors, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will have larger batteries than their predecessors, going for 3000 mAh and 3600 mAh cells respectively. On the inside, the devices should sport Samsung’s Exynos 8 octa core processors and 4GB of RAM. The devices for some regions may show up with Snapdragon 820 variants. The return of microSD slots has been vehiculated as well.   As it happens with all leaked renders, you should take it all in with a grain of salt. We only have to wait for a few more days before Samsung unveils its newest flagship anyway. Stay tuned!   Source: AndroidCentral  

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge AnTuTu benchmark shows possible specs

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge  appeared in AnTuTu tests this morning and it appears that some rumored specs will not make an appearance in the device. According to this “official” spec benchmark, Samsung’s 2016 flagship will have a 5.1-inch QHD display paired with a Snapdragon 820 processor and some other interesting features like water resistance and an SD slot.       Apart from the processor and display size, Galaxy S7 Edge AnTuTu information says that the device will have 4GB of RAM, and a 12MP rear camera. Why only 12MP though, other reports put the camera at 20MP?! Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have 16MP back cameras and this drop in megapixels could be seen as an alarming point for many, but less MPs does not mean less-detailed pictures. It could just mean a slight drop in overall resolution. Previous reports suggested a camera with an aperture of f/1.7, which means that Samsung fans should not feel startled yet.   The last piece of info from the AnTuTu benchmarks relates to the OS, which will be, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No surprises there.   Source: Droid Life  

Samsung Galaxy S7 renders appear online – could the 2016 flagship really look like this?

Samsung Galaxy S7 may have leaked in some very revealing photos earlier today and there’s even a video of it out there! Its official release is still a long way away, but that does not mean that the internet and its snitches will not show us everything there is to know about a device beforehand.       The released images show a Galaxy S7 pretty similar in shape and form to Galaxy Note 5. In order to make the device look thinner, its corners are curved inwards on the back of the device. The S7 Edge variant should be the same with the exception that its edges would point up front. We don’t have an official spec list yet, but speculation runs amok.   Here’s what we know about Samsung Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560p (Quad HD) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Samsung Exynos 8890 4 GB RAM Android 6.0 Marshmallow 20MP back camera with 4K video recording features 8MP front camera 3,500 mAh battery 16/32/64 GB storage with microSD slot (possibly) fingerprint scanner force touch pressure-sensitive panel under the display Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back panels, curved glass edges on the rear dimensions: 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9mm.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw19QpNNDgk     The video above was published by 3D designer Jermaine Smit, who says that he based his images on the leaked designs of Samsung Galaxy S7. The images in this article are also based on Smit’s 3D designs – they are not photos. Expect the real device to […]

[The rumor mill] Samsung Galaxy S7 to have 5.7″ display with 12MP camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to launch in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and this can only mean that rumors regarding the device are starting to pour in. A photo recently posted online shows some of the specifications for the device – one of the few variants Samsung will reportedly launch.       If this photo is true, Samsung Galaxy S7 would be a replacement for Galaxy S6 Edge +. The new smartphone has a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display but we do not know yet if the said display will be flat or curved.   Some rumors put the original S7 at a flat 5.2-inch display with the Edge variant sporting a 5.5-inch curved display.   Among the leaked specs we found are the 12.2 MP rear camera and a 5MP frontal snapper. This is a drop from the 16MP sensor on the Galaxy S6, but the decrease could be explained by a better-quality sensor with larger pixels that would perform better in low-light conditions. S7 is also said to sport 4GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip. Possibilities also include a pressure-sensitive screen, a retina scanner and an USB Type-C port.   Source: The Verge