Most of what we know about the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S7 is through hear-say and rumour. Its hard to predict what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S7 until Samsung themselves are able to release more information about their new smartphone. We know what we want. What we really want to see is something totally new and innovative; something that will push the boundaries; something that will mean other smartphone manufactures have to up their game in order to keep up with Samsung. We’ve sifted through the rumours and gossip flying about the web to give you a quick summary of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 release date
There are whispers, though not yet confirmed, of a release date for the Galaxy S7 as early as next month. We do know however that the S7 will likely be released in either January or February of 2016. Samsung usually take the opportunity to announce their Galaxy S flagships at the MWC, releasing them shortly after in late February. Several sources have suggested an earlier release for the latest Galaxy S smartphone. Now we’re halfway through December, we can safely say its unlikely that we’ll get our hands on the Galaxy S7 before the end of 2015.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Design
Bearing in mind that Samsung recently completely redesigned the look of its flagship for the S6, we’re not expecting huge changes in the look of the Galaxy S7. We are expecting to see some tweaks to the design. For example, it has been suggested that the home button will adopt a rectangular shape, shedding the rounded corners of the S6. We’ve also heard that the SIM card slot will be moved further down the right-hand side.
Interestingly, there is also talk of Samsung experimenting with a magnesium based alloy which suggests that the Galaxy S7 may be built of a different type of metal. If that’s the case we can expect a product that is both tougher and lighter than the S6.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Chip
What we can expect to see under the hood of the Galaxy S7 is probably the Exynos 8890 chip. This is rumoured to have been entered into mass production earlier than expected which further supports claims that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be released in January 2016. More rumours (so many rumours!) suggest we will see 3Gb in the S7’s standard version and maybe 4GB of RAM Memory in the LTE version of the Galaxy S7.
In their solution brief for Smart phone , Samsung point towards their cutting-edge LPDDR4 which boasts 37% power efficiency over LPDDR3 and about 80% power saving compared to the lowest power consuming SSD. Fingers crossed they will build this piece of technology into the S7, because if they do, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will certainly be the fastest smartphone in the world.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera
Another great piece of technology we’re hoping to see integrated into the Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s new BRITECELL camera. Its smaller in size than the camera on the Galaxy S6 and designed to perform better in low light. Its also got an Accurate PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) which produces high contrast for faster and more accurate auto focus, as well as Smart WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) to prevent inter-pixel blooming.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Android OS
Its widely accepted that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will launch with Android Marshmallow. The Marshmallow update have made their way onto social networking site Weibo, and appear to confirm the rumoured Galaxy S7 codename ‘Jungfrau’ and a key spec of the upcoming flagship.
What to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S7? We’ll have to wait and see…
Amidst all the rumours and whispers about what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S7 the only thing we can be certain of is that we’ll just have to hold out until its release date before we know exactly what the S7 will offer. Sure, it’ll be Samsung’s next big thing, but whether we’ll see a technical revolution or not is a fact that will remain to be confirmed until the Galaxy S7’s release early next year.
What are your expectations for the upcoming S7? Do you reckon there’s much to be improved upon from the S6? Comment below to share your thoughts with us and other Samsung geeks.