Samsung s upcoming Galaxy S7 is one of the highly awaited smartphones, but the mystery around its variants still continues. While some earlier rumors pointed towards four variants, one of the recent reports claims that it will only come in three variants. Now, two Galaxy S7 smartphones were recently spotted on Indonesian certification site. Also Read - Phones launching next week: Pixel 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Motorola Edge S, moreAlso Read - Phones launched last week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, OnePlus 9RT, and more
Listed as SM-G930FD and SM-G935FD, both of them are said to have dual-SIM functionality and running on Samsung s homebrew Exynos 8890 SoC. Breaking down the model numbers and comparing them with last year s Galaxy S6-line, there could be a few possibilities to work with. Also Read - Good news for iPhone loves! Apple beats Xiaomi to regain second position in global smartphone market
In line with the latest certification, a leaked benchmark result that surfaced earlier this month also pointed to the same model number SM-G935A. If we look at the existing Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge series, they carry family name of G920 and G925. And with the current leak having family name of G930 and G935, it gives more weight to a possibility that they could be the forthcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices.
As for the letters in the model number, F likely indicates an Exynos chipset, whereas A could indicate a Snapdragon 820 SoC for AT&T. And lastly, the abbreviation FD could be a dual-SIM variant designed for countries such as India, Philippines and Pakistan among others. So, considering these possibilities, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge could come with dual-SIM functionality in some markets.
Samsung Galaxy S7 specifications and features: From what we ve come across so far, the Galaxy S7-series could be a feature packed smartphone users have been waiting for. It is likely to feature 3D-Touch like display technology, IP certification for water resistance, USB Type-C port a fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to feature a 5.1-inch flat QHD display with 2.5D front glass. Under the hood, it could be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 chipset or Samsung s homebrew Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC, which could be market dependent. Paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB internal storage options, the microSD card slot is also expected.
On the photography front, a 12-megapixel sensor with better low light performance, larger capacity batteries, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac are likely to be in tow. On the software front, all the variants are likely run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with Samsung s TouchWiz UI on top. While Samsung hasn t announced any official unveiling date, the Galaxy S7 is likely to make its debut at MWC 2016 next month.