A new report published recently by South Korean publication Korea Times claims to shed light on some new details regarding Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone. While multiple rumors about the smartphone have surfaced online over the past several weeks, none of them have talked much about the design. The only thing we had heard so far was that the Galaxy S7 could utilize a stronger magnesium-alloy build, which would make the device more durable than the current Galaxy S6, which is already pretty decent as far as build quality goes. But if this new report holds any truth, the Galaxy S7 will be a slight disappointment in the design department.
According to the report, Samsung has decided against making any significant design changes with the Galaxy S7, in order to keep costs down. We could still see some minor changes that will help differentiate the Galaxy S7 from the S6, but the overall design is likely to remain very similar. Instead of spending its resources on a new design, Samsung will concentrate on making significant changes internally. That means we can expect to see major changes to the camera, performance, and rest of the internals. Honestly, that doesn’t really sound too bad as Samsung did make a significant improvement with the Galaxy S6 in terms of design and build quality this year.
Another report currently circulating in the Korean media suggests the Galaxy S7 will not see an early announcement, as had been claimed by multiple rumors in the past. Samsung will reportedly announce the Galaxy S7 right before Mobile World Congress kicks off, in Barcelona. The event is scheduled to be held between 22-25th February next year, so it is possible that we may see the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge go official on February 21st or on the 22nd. Apparently, Samsung doesn’t want to risk the sales of the current Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 models by announcing the Galaxy S7 earlier than expected.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD resolution display according to latest rumors, with the Galaxy S7 Edge variant tipped to arrive with a bigger 5.7-inch size and a curve on the top and bottom edges as well, in addition to the sides. Under the hood, the next Samsung flagship will be equipped with either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 SoC, depending on the market. Other rumored specs include an upgraded BRITECELL 20 megapixel rear camera, Hi-Fi Audio with Sabre 9018AQ2M DAC, USB Type-C port, expandable storage, and more.