Samsung has released two flagship smartphones and two flagship phablets this year. This Korea-based smartphone OEM has, for the first time ever, released two flagship smartphones in one year, and at the same time actually. The phones in question are the 5.2-inch Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, their successor(s) is expected to launch in February or March next year, but we’ve seen quite a few rumors thus far, sharing all sorts of info. We’ll talk more about that in a second, but let’s first take a look at the newly surfaced info, shall we.
According to the newly leaked rumor, the Galaxy S7 will arrive in two variants, which is a rumor we’ve heard before. Now, according to new info, the Galaxy S7 will sport a 5.2-inch display, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will ship with a 5.7-inch panel. This would basically mean that Samsung doesn’t intend to release both the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge Plus next year, but release one handset and be done with it. That is possible, of course, but we can’t say how legit is this rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, as usual. That being said, the report also said that both of these handsets might sport microSD card slots, according to the info, Samsung intends to bring back that functionality after not including such slots in their flagships this year.
Now, we’ve seen quite a few Galaxy S7 rumors thus far, as already mentioned, and it seems like the phone will be fueled by both the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 SoCs. Samsung will release both variants of the device, which is something they didn’t do with this year’s flagships considering Snapdragon 810 SoC had some heating issues. Anyhow, a number of Galaxy S7 camera rumors popped up, and it’s hard to know what Samsung plans to do here. One rumor said that the device will sport a 20-megapixel ISOCELL camera, another one claimed that it will ship with a 12-megapixel ISOCELL snapper with a huge sensor, and the latest one claims that Samsung is trying to get ahold of Sony’s 23-megapixel shooter used in the Xperia Z5 lineup. The Galaxy S7 will be made out of metal, and you can expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow to come pre-installed on this device with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it.