Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 To Come With Magnesium Alloy Body

It seems like there is never a day that pases without some sort of Samsung news, rumors or leaks coming through. For the first few months of the year, all the talk was of the Galaxy S6 and its (at the time) rumored Edge variant. As soon as the devices were announced and confirmed, much of the attention turned to the Galaxy Note 5 and the (at the time) rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+. Now, these two devices were only confirmed back at the end of August and almost since then (actually, even before), the attention has turned to the Galaxy S7. For instance, within about two weeks of the Note and Galaxy S6 Edge+ being announced, the Galaxy S7 was already reported to have been spotted on AnTuTu and along with it came some early rumored specs. This was then followed by rumors regarding the Snapdragon 820, their own processor and even the possibility of the Galaxy S7 sporting a Duo-Camera setup on the back.

Now, the latest rumor coming through is regarding the build of the Samsung Galaxy S7. It is no secret that Samsung has been edging away from their universally disliked plastic devices to a more metal and "premium" build. This was seen with the Galaxy Alpha, the Galaxy Note 4 and then in much greater levels with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which both came sporting a full metal and glass build. With glass making up the majority of the device and in use on both the front and back of the devices. The latest rumors are now suggesting that Samsung plan to take this even further with the Galaxy S7 and that the device will come with a stronger magnesium alloy design.

To be clear, the rumors are a little limited in the details but the suggestion being made, is that Samsung might opt to do away with a glass back on the Galaxy S7 and instead look to use the magnesium alloy. In short, they just might go for a full metal unibody approach to the Galaxy S7. As noted, these are early and limited rumors and the main point to note is that Samsung looks set to continue down the metal path, which is likely to be good news for many potential Galaxy S7 customers.

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