As it’s the case every year, Samsung’s ‘Galaxy S’ flagship device is one of the most popular smartphones out there. The company’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which were announced at the same time, were and still are quite popular. Samsung has managed to sell a ton of these devices, and the company will be looking to do even better next year when they launch the Galaxy S7. The company’s new flagship is expected to land in February or March next year, and we’ve seen quite a few rumors thus far, which we’ll talk about in a minute. Before we dive into Galaxy S7’s specs and what not, let’s first talk about the newly-surfaced report, shall we.
The Wall Street Journal has published a report stating that the Galaxy S7 will feature a ‘Force Touch’ display. Now, it is possible that Samsung ends up calling this technology differently, Apple already did when they used the ‘3D Touch’ naming scheme. Anyhow, the source also adds that the Galaxy S7 will have an ‘Edge’ variant, just like the Galaxy S6. Now, it is possible that one of the two Galaxy S7 variants will offer expandable storage, and the Galaxy S7 seems like a more likely candidate. According to the report, the Galaxy S7 won’t be that much different than the Galaxy S6, and previous rumors have already clarified that. So you can basically expect the Galaxy S7 to resemble the Galaxy S6 quite a bit, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Now, according to previous rumors, it is possible that Samsung intends to include an Iris retina scanner in the Galaxy S7, and a fingerprint scanner will make a comeback, of course. You can expect Samsung’s trademark physical home button to be included here as well, and the device will be made out of metal, as was its predecessor. Samsung will quite probably release two separate variants of the Galaxy S7, one version will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC, while the other one will sport Samsung’s very own Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor. Both of these models will be extremely powerful if recent benchmark leaks are to be believed, both the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 offer great performance, though we’ll need to wait and see how they perform in real life, and if Qualcomm has managed to get rid of heating issues Snapdragon 810 was plagued with. The Galaxy S7 will almost certainly sport a QHD Super AMOLED display once again, and 4GB of RAM will also be included here. In addition to all this, the Galaxy S7 is expected to be released in the US in mid-March, so the phone will probably be announced during MWC in late February.