In a month, the Mobile World Conference will kick off and most likely, Samsung will attend the event and unveil its next Galaxy S7 flagship. So far, Samsung has managed to keep its mouth shut about this device, but that didn’t stop leaks from surfacing on the internet. And more than likely, if the benchmarking database AnTuTu is right, then the Galaxy S7 will come in two variants of processors: the highly acclaimed next Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor. Moreover, the camera resolution might be downgraded from 16MP to 12MP, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Don’t rush to consider the 12MP camera big step back, because you’ll understand that not the higher number of megapixels are contributing to the quality of an image, and we can give you two examples of smartphones that can take amazing photos with their 12MP rear cameras: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. In reality, a camera with many pixels will collect more light and in low light conditions, the photos will look mediocre. A while ago, it was rumored that Samsung will use a dual-camera setup like HTC has tried with its One M8 and didn’t obtain good results, but recently this rumor has been ignored completely. The Galaxy S6 came with an improved front camera of 5MP and it seems that this resolution won’t be changed on the next flagship.
Regarding the hardware part, according to AnTuTu, the Galaxy S7 will support 4GB of RAM, which is a big improvement from 3GB, and the internal memory limit will be 64GB. The device will have a screen with the same size of 5.1-inch, supporting a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, as it was previously rumored. Reuters has claimed that the device will be available in a variant of 5.2-inch and a larger model of 5.5-inch, but nobody took this rumor seriously.
The battery of the Galaxy S6 was too small, of only 2550mAh, and the users were very frustrated because Samsung made it non-removable. Maybe this time, the capacity will be increased to 3000mAh. Also, the water resistant feature and the microSD card slot that have been removed on the Galaxy S6 might return.
Another rumor suggests that the Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensitive screen similar to Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus (which are using the 3D Touch technology). Also, the battery will be charged via the new reversible USB Type-C charging port.
One of Galaxy S7’s variants will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor and this comeback is well-received by the fans, because Samsung had decided to go with its own Exynos chipset because they’re not heating up that badly. But Samsung hasn’t completely ignored its line of processors and will equip the other model with the Exynos 8890 processor.