It’s official: since the Galaxy Note 5 is already history, the Galaxy S7 is the next frontier to be reached by the Android world. As such, we will be seeing several leaks and rumors in the next months, until Samsung brings it to life the next year. There are already some rumors going on, mainly regarding technical specs, but some designers are already putting their creativity to work by imagining how the future device may look.
The video you see below was actually released back in February but still shows some interesting things. For starter, the screen has curved edges, just like the current Galaxy S6 edge/edge+. We can also see that it has very thin top and bottom surfaces that are not part of the screen on the front, housing the camera and ambient light/proximity sensors and a front-facing speaker, respectively. There’s the absence of a physical home button. This is interesting, though, since Samsung sticks to the home button in a time when most Android manufacturers are ditching it in favor of virtual keys, as Google itself prefers. The home button also houses a fingerprint sensor, which is s more intuitive place to put it than in the back, as many are doing. One option would be binding it to the power button, just like what Sony did with Xperia Z5. Although the design looks great, it’s not perfect and there’s a severe flaw: since the device doesn’t have physical buttons, there should be virtual ones in the interface, but at the end of the video, you don’t see any sign of it, with just regular old TouchWiz. Check this out for yourself right below the article.
It’s important to mention again that this is just an unofficial concept video by a designer, so, it’s very unlikely that Samsung will be doing something that even resembles this design. However, it’s good to imagine sometimes. As for the specs, expect it to be a beast even more powerful than the Galaxy Note 5. The Korean giant is already in the works for a new processor, the Exynos 8890, which will be really powerful. The device is said to come in two versions: one with the afore mentioned Exynos SoC and a second one powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, both coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Samsung usually releases their S phones in he first months of the year, around February or March. As this year ends, we should see more and more leaks, so, stay tuned for more news.