Samsung’s upcoming 2016 flagship, the Galaxy S7, has been the subject of a lot of speculations over the past few weeks or so. With the South Korean company facing stiff competition from all sides, it is now more important than ever for the company to come out with a product that once again establishes the preeminence of the Galaxy S series as the smartphone lineup of choice for those looking to get their hands on the very best that Android has to offer. Especially so, with companies like HTC and LG also working hard on their upcoming M10 and G5 handsets for launch later in the year. That being the case, it now looks like Samsung may be doing the groundwork for a massive marketing campaign that is sure to follow the launch of its upcoming flagship.
After a spate of rumors, speculations and unofficial renders, what we now have is a cropped image of either the side panel or the back cover, or generally, some part of a device that’s said to be the Galaxy S7. Although it basically gives you no more info than what we already know about the upcoming device, it does show that early versions of the smartphone are already out and about, if only for testing purposes. The latest leak comes from tech journalist and tipster extraordinaire, Mr. Evan Blass, who is better known by his Twitter handle, @evleaks. It remains to be seen if we soon get a peek at the real thing, but those waiting with bated breath for the next generation flagship smartphones will be pleased to know that along with the Galaxy S7 teaser, Mr. Blass also suggested that he will be releasing some info on Thursday about HTC’s next-gen flagship, the M10.
Coming to what we already know thus far about the Galaxy S7 prior to today’s leak, the device will apparently come in at least two different models – the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Each model is further expected to come in two different variants; while one will be powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8890 chip with custom ‘Mongoose’ cores, the other variant, rumored to come to the US, will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 by Qualcomm. Both versions are said to come with 4 GB of RAM, and the cameras are said to come with large apertures to aid low-light photography.