The yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy S7 has been heavily leaked as of late, but we are yet to see high-res renders of the Korean tech giant’s next flagship, until now.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus?
The renders seen above were sent to GizmoChina by its source. The renders allegedly show the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and the 6.0-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus wearing protective cases. Sadly, the renders do not show the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus.
According to past leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a rectangular home button, which is exactly what the renders are showing. The renders also reveal that the volume rockers will be found on the left side of the device, while the power button will be on the right side of the device. The renders of the Galaxy S7 Plus suggest that the device will feature a 6-inch screen.
We’ve also learned from previous reports that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature two different processors, depending on the market. Units headed to markets such as the US and China are said to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (the S7 is said to be the first smartphone to feature the CPU), while units headed elsewhere such as the UK will feature Samsung’s new Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood. Both processors will be manufactured using Samsung’s 14 nm process, and both have made appearances on various benchmark tests reportedly doing better than the competition. The problem is, however, all this clock speed reportedly emits more heat. To remedy the situation, Samsung is said to be testing various internal heat pipes. The S7 is also said to feature a a reversible USB-C port, which means faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again.
Samsung will be hosting its Unpacked 2016 event on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off. This is the day Samsung is expected to lift the lid on its next flagship. As for the device’s release date, China Mobile’s leaked road map reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be released globally earlier than expected in mid-March. The S6 was released in April of this year.
Of course, since we can’t verify if these renders show the real deal, take them with a pinch of salt.
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