We started hearing rumors about the iPhone 7 long before the launch of the iPhone 6S and it’s nothing out of the ordinary to see murmurs of the upcoming Galaxy S7 And Samsung Galaxy S7+, which are expected to be released next spring.
According to a recent report posted by the Korean publication Asia Times, Samsung is working in two Galaxy S7 flagships. One will feature a 5.2-inch screen, while the other will be a phablet with a 5.8-inch screen. Other rumors suggest a 4K display, but it isn’t sure if only one of the models will support this resolution, or both will have the same capability.
Telefoonabonnement, a Dutch website found a leaked AnTuTu benchmark for an alleged larger variant of the upcoming S7, but the screen has a size of 5.7-inch and supports a QHD resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. Moreover, in the exposure, the S7+ runs on a Snapdragon 820 CPU with Adreno 530 graphics and has 4GB of RAM, an internal memory of 64GB, a rear camera of 16MP and a front camera which supports 5MP.
This is interesting, because the current Galaxy S6 is powered by Samsung’s own CPU core and we heard that the company’s plans are to develop a custom processor core, without stock ARM Cortex CPU cores. However, on August 11, the Chinese social network Weibo posted a leaked document about a device nicknamed “Hero”, which features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor and there was a mention of what it was believed to be a new Android build which was codenamed Jungrau (Android M). In previous rumors, it was associated with the upcoming Galaxy S7.
On April 27, a report was giving more details about Samsung’s custom Mongoose cores, after KitGuru revealed some interesting information about ARM’ new latest developer toolset. It was specified that the ARM core architecture will have support for ARM A17 and A72 cores, plus a Samsung Exynos M1 core – the alleged Mongoose. We haven’t heard anything new in the meantime, but we’re guessing that this is a heterogeneous Sytem Architecture.
Other rumors said that Samsung will launch the S7 flagship during the second half of 2015, not earlier, but a marketing spokesperson told MobileBurn that “the company remains committed to launching products in pre-determined launch windows, which includes the S series”, which means that the 12-month cycle will be respected and most likely, the phone will be unveiled at the MWC 2016, which will take place in late February or early March.