There are already rumuors and leaks that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expecting a successor. This device will presumably be called the Samsung Galaxy S7, considering that Samsung tends to keep its phone-naming conventions pretty steady. It is being expected to be released in February based on history/Samsung’s pattern of releasing flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 models
SamMobile said Samsung will continue to release two variants of its flagship smartphone. One has the model number SM-G930 and a flat display, while the other has the model number SM-G935 and a dual-edge curved display. Both variants are codenamed Project Lucky and are being internally referred to as the Hero and Hero2, respectively.
One will arrive with an Exynos 8890 processor, while the other will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. They’ll also feature UFS 2.0 storage and maybe even microSD slots.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Design
There’s been one rumour that claimed it’ll be bigger than the Galaxy S6, with a 5.7-inch screen, and it might be built from a different type of metal. A magnesium-based alloy, to be specific and this would make the phone strong yet still light and ventilated.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Display
One report from Asia Today claimed the Galaxy S7 will come in two sizes: 5.2-inches and 5.8-inches.
We still believe there will be two models of SGS7 – the regular and the dual edged version and in our opinion, 5.2-inches seems like a good size.
Other reports claimed Samsung’s next phone will be a foldable phone or might feature a curved screen. A trademark filing further suggested Samsung is developing a strong display technology – called Turtle Glass – to replace Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. But none of that is set in stone as of now.
Samsung has always been keen to include the latest technologies and this is believed will inform a design display such as a ClearForce display from Synaptics that offers the sort of pressure sensitivity that the iPhone 6S introduced with 3D Touch.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Power and hardware
Leaked documents are saying the device will have a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. That chip should launch later in 2015 and will likely be in many of next year’s flagships.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera
An AnTuTu benchmark possibly for the Galaxy S7 shows it having a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which are the same camera specs found on the Galaxy S6. But another AnTuTu benchmark revealed a duo-camera on the phone, so at this point it is unclear what the phone sports.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Software
We expect the Galaxy S7 to launch with Android Marshmallow, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS – and supposed internal Samsung documents posted to Chinese social networking site Weibo appear to confirm that it will.
However, Samsung likes to stamp its own identity on its devices, so we’d expect the SGS7 to come with a tweaked version of TouchWiz.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Other specs and features
There’s no word yet on the battery, but a rumour posted to Weibo claimed Samsung will add a microSD card slot to its flagship phone. That’s because the phone is rumoured to have limited internal storage of 32GB or 64GB.