Now that we know that the announcement date of Galaxy S7 is going to be February 21, let us take a look at the handset’s design, which has been leaked courtesy of a known leakster on Twitter.
Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge’s Front Side Smile For The Camera – Are We Seeing Samsung Retain Its Galaxy S6 Design For Its Two Handsets?
Thanks to Evan Blass, it appears that there are going to be two smartphones announced on February 21; Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a 5.1 inch screen size while Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to sport a 5.5 inch screen. While both devices might sport the same design (at least from the rear side), they vary in size quite a bit, as you can see in the image below. Now here’s an interesting thing about both smartphones; it appears that Samsung’s design team might have ran out of ideas and decided to keep the aesthetics of its upcoming flagship handset similar to that of Galaxy S6, which is quite disappointing, since we were hoping to see some form of effort implemented by the team.
Regardless, we certainly hope that the company has invested a great deal of effort in maintaining a slew of convenient features such as a MicroSD card slot otherwise we fear that the company might lose its position as the top Android smartphone OEM very soon. While Samsung has received significant amount of praise for its mobile hardware, it has been bombarded with the exact same opposite responses when it comes to its software. It was even reported that Google is intending on lending a helping hand to Samsung in order to further refine the interface, because it would be a huge blow to the tech giant if it loses out on the most popular Android smartphone manufacturer in the world right now.
As for the battery capacity, it is expected that Samsung is going to house a 3,000mAh battery, along with fast charging capability to allow users more battery life when they cannot invest a hefty amount of time in plugging their device. Additionally, it has also been stated that the upcoming handset will be packing a 12.3MP rear camera sensor with a wide aperture of F/1.7. This goes beyond the capabilities of Galaxy Note 5, which feature an aperture of F/1.9, showcasing that Galaxy S7 will perform very well in low-light conditions.
Despite the fact that the number of megapixels have been decreased, it will actually be advantageous in low-light environments because more light per pixel will effortlessly be able to enter the sensor, resulting in an accurate and pleasing image, even in locations where there are limited sources of light. Galaxy S7 is definitely looking to be a killer smartphone, and if Samsung is able to refine its mobile platform and add a MicroSD card slot, the company will definitely be able to get back into the smartphone game with severe ferocity.
Check out the teaser video below and tell us if you are excited over the launch of the product or not.