According to a new report out of Venture Beat, this year’s flagships from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, should include a couple of features that were missing from the S6 and S6 Edge, features that were always a part of the long-standing draw to the Korean company’s phones. Yes, I’m talking about micro SD slots and water resistance. That’s not all, though, if the sources for this report know their stuff, we may have almost all of the major specs for these two phones.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should both include micro SD slots with support up to 200GB cards, along with IP67 dust and water resistance. At IP67, we should have fully dustproof devices that are capable of being submerged in water. So, with expandable storage and a little toughness, are you ready for the S7 and S7 Edge?
Before you answer that, let’s talk about the rest of this report. According to VB sources, we should see a flat-front design on the regular S7 with a 5.1-inch display, while the S7 Edge will have the dual-curved design and a slightly larger canvas at 5.5-inches. Previous reports have suggested a similar setup.
In the battery department, we may see huge bumps to 3,000mAh for the regular S7 and 3,600mAh for the S7 Edge. After the incredibly disappointing batteries in last year’s S6 and S6 Edge, this is huge news. While they likely won’t be removable, those should be plenty juiceful for most users. And keep in mind that Fast Charging and Fast Wireless Charge will likely also be on board.
As for processors, Venture Beat sources suggest Samsung will use an in-house Exynos 8 Octa 8890 for some models, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 in certain markets. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the 820 shows up in the North American units. The phones should also feature 4GB RAM, along with 32GB and 64GB internal storage options.
Finally, the camera is said to be a 12MP sensor (that is flush with the back!) this year, which is down in resolution from the 16MP camera used in last year’s phones. That isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, especially if this report is correct in stating that it should feature an f/1.7 lens. Hello, low-light shots.
Excited? This are starting to sound like solid upgrades, even if they do keep similar designs.