Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets are going to be announced on February 21st in Barcelona, Samsung has confirmed this fact a couple of days ago. That being said, we’ve been stumbling upon tons of rumors and leaks when it comes to the company’s upcoming flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge alleged renders have surfaced recently, and they look quite plausible actually. The two devices have also popped up in a number of benchmark listings thus far, and the latest one has surfaced quite recently, and is showing us the stats of a Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7, read on.
This new benchmark comes from AnTuTu, but from the Chinese AnTuTu team, and was posted on a Chinese social network, Weibo. The Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 was tested in AnTuTu v6.0, and managed to score 125,288 points. Now, this is a lower score compared to Qualcomm’s reference handset which was powered by the Snapdragon 820, and even the LeEco’s Le Max Pro smartphone which managed to hit 133,357 points. This might suggest that this variant of the device still doesn’t have the final version of the OS on it, which is quite possible.
Now, as far as specs go, this benchmark didn’t reveal them, but previous ones did. The Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, along with 4GB of RAM and various internal storage options. There will be two variants of this device, one powered by the Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core SoC, and the other one fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit octa-core processor. The 12.2-megapixel BRITECELL camera has also been mentioned several times, and a 5-megapixel shooter will probably going to be available up front. The phone will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI will be available on top of Google’s operating system. The physical button is making a comeback once again, and the general design of the device will be similar to Samsung’s flagship line from 2015, especially the Galaxy Note 5, if rumors are to believe. You can also expect the camera hump to be significantly less pronounced, and there’s a possibility it won’t be there at all.