The Galaxy S7 is the next big thing we expect from Samsung. As this year is coming to an end, the launch window for the Korean maker’s flagship is getting close, and there’s already a lot of talk regarding the devices. We don’t have many clues on how it is going to look like, but a team of designers let their imagination flow and created a beautiful 3D rendering from a recent patent awarded to Samsung regarding a trapezoidal phone. At this point and given the current design of the Galaxy S6/S6 edge, it is really unlikely that the company will make such a design shift, but still, it’s a nice concept. So, let’s jump to it.
The patent recently awarded shows a phone with curved edges in the top and bottom, instead of the sides, giving it a trapezoidal look if you stare at it from the sides. The device has a full metal body and features standard elements from previous Samsung phones, such as volume and power buttons, speakers, microphones, and sensors. Although it looks really slick, there are several issues, just to name a few. At first, as pointed by PhoneArena, no one knows how these sharp edges would behave in real life. We don’t see any headphone jack, but there’s a circle on the top corner which looks like the thing. However, it would be a technical challenge to make that hole through the screen. A cool thing is the rear camera, which seems to be packing 2 or 3 sensors and a flash LED altogether. We are not photography experts, but it is yet to be seen the effects of having the light source so close to the sensors. Additionally, the handset would be waterproof, a nice welcome, given that Samsung removed the feature from the S6 and that was one of the most loved characteristics of the Galaxy S5.
As said, it is unlikely that Samsung uses the patent for any upcoming device next year. However, we never know what is coming next. As for the Galaxy S7, we already have information regarding its hardware, thanks to several leaks and rumors coming around in the last few months. The device is expected to come in two size variants with 5.2 and 5.8 inches screens and recent rumors suggest that the bigger version will have a curved edges display while the smaller one will come with a regular flat screen. About the processor, the word out is that Samsung will put both the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 inside, with each chip being sold on different markets. Additionally, we can expect 4 GB of RAM and Samsung has been testing a 20-megapixel camera sensor. Moreover, this week we received rumors that the phone might feature a Force Touch display, which detects the amount of pressure a user puts on touch to offer other layers of interactions, as seen on the Huawei Mate S, iPhone 6S and the rumored OnePlus X (or Mini). The rumors will come even more frequently, so stay tuned for more news about the upcoming Galaxy S7.