Lately, we’ve been coming across a lot of rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S7. Now, a new report is claiming to have a little bit more information on the unannounced flagship.
“Lowlight” camera, Force Touch, microSD card slot, and mid-March launch
The new rumour comes to us courtesy of WSJ. According to “people familiar with the matter,” the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature Force Touch (similar to the iPhone 6S’s 3D Touch). Although we can’t confirm if this is accurate, it does make sense for Samsung’s next flagship to feature this tech, since Synaptics, makers of everything concerning touch, recently added Samsung as one of its core partners in its new ClearForce pressure-sensitive tech.
WSJ also reconfirms other features that are rumoured to be on board the Samsung Galaxy S7. These include a USB Type-C port, which will allow users to enjoy more from faster charging and faster data transfer. It also allows users to never worry about plugging in cables the wrong way ever again. The report adds that just 30 minutes of charging will fully charge the batteries, allowing for full-day use.
As for the the Galaxy S7’s rumoured microSD card slot, the source says that only the S7 will come with the feature, and not the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The source also had something to share about the Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera. The insider claims that the S7 will feature an improved low-light camera. The source adds that the new rear-facing camera will be flush with the smartphone’s design, unlike the protruding 16-megapixel unit on board the Galaxy S6.
We’ve already learned from previous reports that Samsung is planning to lift the lid on its next flagship on the 21st of February – a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain. The question is, when will the Korean tech giant launch the Galaxy S7? Will it be released in April of 2016 – the same time of the year it released the Galaxy S6 this 2015? According to the source, Samsung will launch the S7 in mid-March.
So far, we’ve learned from previous reports that Samsung’s next flagship will be available in four different screen sizes: 5.1-inch regular screen (Galaxy S7), 5.1-inch curved screen (Galaxy S7 Edge), 5.7-inch to 6-inch curved screen (Galaxy S7 Edge Plus), and 6-inch regular screen (Galaxy S6 Plus). Additionally, we’ve learned that units headed to the US and China will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version (version headed to the UK) will rock the Samsung Exynos 8890 under the hood. Lastly, Samsung is said to be testing a variety of internal heat pipes for better heat management.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.
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