This spring, Samsung will release its seventh generation Galaxy S flagship and likewise last year, it will bring a model with a dual curved screen and a larger variant of it. In 2015, Samsung has changed its style radically, opting for a more luxurious design consisting of a glass back and a metal frame. And the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 looked almost the same, so there’s a high possibility that their successors will follow their example. So, this is what we know so far about the three upcoming smartphones.
Both the Galaxy S5 and S6 were launched at the Mobile World Congress, and this year, the event will kick off on February 21. So, in 5 weeks, if the rumors are real, then we’ll see the S7 in flesh and bones at the MWC 2016. It seems that the device was already spotted at a China Mobile conference in December and a Weibo micro-blogger took a photo of it.
The Galaxy S6 came with the traditional flat screen and the second variant featured a curved edge display. According to SamMobile, Samsung will release the S6 with the model number SM-G930 and this is the variant with a flat screen, while the other model number SM-G935 will come with a dual-edge curved display. However, it is said that both devices were codenamed Project Lucky, making a reference to the Hero and Hero 2. Instead of the aluminum frame that was used on the S6, the successor will feature a different type of metal – magnesium-based alloy, which will be more durable and the back will be made of glass, as well. The rumors also say that Samsung will introduce the USB Type-C connection port, which made its appearance on Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P.
The Galaxy S7 will come with a 5.2-inch, while the Plus variant of the S7 Edge will have a 5.8-inch display, according to a report from Asia Today. But there is a possible AnTuTu benchmark in which another Samsung device codenamed Lucky appeared with a 5.7-inch screen that supported a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Samsung.hdblog.it said that the Edge variant will measure 5.7-inch and the screen will be curved even at the top and bottom, but the curvature won’t be that visible as the one on the right and left sides. Nowhereelse.fr discovered that flat model will have a 5.1-inch screen and its resolution will be unchanged.
The Chinese social networking site Weibo reported that the S7 (codenamed “Jungfrau”) will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, while SamMobile has mentioned that the other variant will come with Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor,