Samsung is widely expected to unveil its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones at a pre-MWC 2016 event on February 21. With less than three weeks to go for the event, we ve already come across numerous leaks as well as the official press renders. Now thanks to @evleaks, we now have a closer look at how the new smartphones look. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Samsung Odyssey G3, Odyssey G5, Odyssey G7 gaming monitors launched: Details here
As we can see in the leaked photos, the Galaxy S7 will have a glass back with slightly curved edges, just like the Galaxy Note 5. The previous press renders of the Galaxy S7 from the front show the front glass tad curvier than its predecessor. Also Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been cleared by China s 3C (China Compulsory Certification), GizmoChina reports. Carrying model number SM-G9308, SM-G9300 and SM-G9350, the first two are likely to be the flat models of the Galaxy S7, whereas the third one is likely the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge specifications and features: While the Galaxy S7 is said to flaunt a 5.1-inch screen, the Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a 5.5-inch display. Both the smartphones are likely to have Super AMOLED displays running at QHD resolution.
Under the hood, these smartphones are likely to be powered by Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 chipset depending upon the market, paired with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB and 64GB storage options. While the microSD card slot was missing from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung seems to have added it in the Galaxy S7-series.
In the photography department, the Galaxy S7 could sport a 12-megapixel snapper of aperture f/1.7 (down from 16-megapixel), which is said have better low light capabilities. With the smaller resolution camera, Samsung could also get rid of the camera hump seen on last year s smartphones.
While the Galaxy S7 is likely to be armed with 3,000mAh battery with an USB Type-C port, the Edge variant could feature a slightly bigger 3,600mAh battery. Both are expected to feature fast charging at 9V 1.67A and 5V 2A, and support for wireless charging as well. On the software front, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected with Samsung s TouchWiz UI on top.