Rumor: No Big Design Change For Samsung Galaxy S7

Earlier today, reports came through that Samsung might be preparing to make some sort of big camera announcement at the upcoming CES event scheduled for next month. However, by the time the event rolls around, much of the focus and Samsung-related news will be circulating around the next-generation of the Galaxy range, the Samsung Galaxy S7. In fact, there has already been a number of rumors coming through of late, as to what can be expected, what the latest device will include and what will be changed from previous renditions.

Well, if you had been expecting a monumental change with the next Galaxy device, the latest news coming through is that the changes might not be that big after all. That is, at least in terms of the design. A new report emerging out of South Korea makes it clear that Samsung do not intend to focus too heavily on any radical design departure from the Galaxy S6. That is not to say there will no be changes, but those changes will be more underneath the skin than on top of it. The reason being suggested for this "little overhaul" is that the company will be looking to keep production costs as low as possible and focus them where they feel improvements will be needed.

As such, if the new report is to be believed, the Galaxy S7 will come with a much clearer focus on improving its specs and its features, with aspects like the camera being specifically name-dropped as one of the areas where improvements will be seen, along with general performance. Of course, although much of the talk around the time CES kicks off will be about the Galaxy S7, it is largely expected this is not where the device will make its debut (although some rumors have suggested January as the unveil month). Traditionally, the next Galaxy smartphone would be unveiled much closer to the next-in-line event, MWC, although again, more recent reports have suggested Samsung will look to hold an independent Unpacked event specifically for the Galaxy S7 and prior to the start of MWC. Much like they did for the Galaxy Note 5 in the run-up to IFA last year.

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