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A Couple Of Galaxy S7 Variants Get Certified In China

February 1, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Samsung has officially confirmed that they’ll hold an ‘Unpacked’ event on February 21st during the Mobile World Congress, as they do every year. Now, Samsung will introduce their all-new Galaxy S7 flagship during that press event, and the Galaxy S7 Edge will quite probably be introduced as well. The Galaxy S7 Edge+ is also a possibility, but we’re not so sure Samsung will opt to introduce all three devices at the same time, we’ll see.

Either way, we’ve seen a ton of Galaxy S7 rumors and leaks thus far. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have popped up on benchmarking sites quite a few times now, and the phones have also surfaced in render images quite recently. Those render images actually look plausible considering we knew that the next-gen Galaxy S7 devices will resemble last-gen ones, especially the Galaxy Note 5. That being said, a new piece of info just surfaced, it seems like some Galaxy S7 variants got certified in China. Those variants surfaced on China’s 3C Certification site, the SM-G9308, SM-G9300, and SM-G9350. The first two are Galaxy S7 units, while the latter one is a Galaxy S7 Edge variant. All three of these devices will support 9V / 1.67A, and 5V / 2A fast charging functionality, which is more or less the last thing this certification listing revealed.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will, once again, feature rather similar specifications. The two devices are rumored to sport a 5.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and various internal storage options will be available. Samsung’s Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoCs will fuel the Galaxy S7, different SoC variants will be available in different regions, of course. The 12.2-megapixel BRITECELL shooter is said to be included on the back of the Galaxy S7, and a 5-megapixel snapper will be available up front. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this handset(s), and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI will be available on top of Google’s operating system. That is more or less it, the Galaxy S7 will be announced later this month, so stay tuned for further coverage.