As 2015 reaches its end, the mobile world, with Samsung fans in particular are eagerly waiting for the Galaxy S7. Samsung's next smartphone flagship has been in the rumor mill for quite a while and apart from any design and aesthetic changes that the Korean manufacturer might have planned, we have a fair idea of what to expect from the device so far. Well, looks like Samsung's made quite decent progress into the device's development up to now as some new information has surfaced so far that points towards an early Q1 launch next year.
AT&T already testing both Galaxy S7 variants (SM-G930A and -G935A), adding weight to rumors of an early- to mid-1Q16 release.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 13, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S7 Enters Testing At AT&T - Early Q1 Expected
Even though a variety of new tipsters have started to surface on various social media networks these days, there are only a few whose credibility we can be absolutely sure of. One of these is Evan Blasss, or @evleaks, who has been around for as long as the rumor mill itself. Evan's back today and this time he claims to have some information about Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S7.
According to Blass, both variants of the Galaxy S7 Edge - SM-G930A and G935A have already started testing at AT&T, which would mean that things are heading quite nicely for the device's development over at Samsung and the US carrier. We've been hearing about an expedited Galaxy S7 launch for quite a while now, and if Samsung believes its device is ready to undergo testing at carriers, then this might bear fruition after all.
Specifications wise, a lot can be expected from Samsung's flagships this year. The Galaxy S7 is expected to feature several overhauls in 2016, which start from its processor. The Korean electronics giant recently launched the Exynos 8890, which comes bearing Samsung's own custom Mongoose M1 cores, coupled with four of ARM's Cortex designs. While the true performance of the Exynos can only be judged once the Galaxy S7 comes out, Samsung claims that the processor packs quite a punch indeed.
In the camera side of things, the Galaxy S7 is expected to come with a 20MP rear camera boasting Samsung's ISOCELL and RAW image capabilities. In fact, customization on the photographic end of the device have been in the rumor mill as well, and given the increasing relevance of the feature on mobile devices, we should expect Samsung to have a couple of tricks up its sleeve as well. Add some great multimedia support to the list and a slightly larger screen and we should definitely expect Samsung's device to be in a lot of hands next year. Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.