Exclusive: new Samsung Galaxy S7 details, images and video
Mobile World Congress 2016 is right around the corner and we are packing our bags to head to Barcelona. There will be plenty of goods to show you from the show, but there is no doubt there will be a huge focus on the next big thing from Samsung.
Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S7 again. We have seen it leaked, being sold online, in different colors and even being unboxed by a llama (not joking). But today we have gotten in touch with an anonymous insider who managed to get us some goodies.See also: Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup: release date, price, specs, features
Our gadget ninja has given us some spec details, as well as a couple nice images and a video. Let’s start with the specs, shall we?
According to our source, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Other specs include an IP68 (or IP67) rating, a 12 MP camera, a 2800 mAh battery, and microSD support.
One thing he also assures is that there will be no USB Type-C in the new handset, something we know plenty of you will be disappointed by.
Another important point to mention is that even though the camera will only have 12 MP, they will be larger pixels (similar to the Nexus 6P/5X cameras). And though this doesn’t tell us much about picture quality on its own, we must keep in mind Samsung has always been a leader in smartphone camera technology (at least for a while after a new flagship is released).
Nothing too surprising here, right? The phone falls in line with previous leaks, featuring a similar build and design to the Galaxy S6. There is the metal frame and glass back/front. The iconic home button is present too, and the image clearly displays the microSD card and SIM tray combo.
One of the images does give us a nice treat, though. This is the first time we get raw footage of the Samsung Galaxy S7 software. The interface looks simple and clean, but all we are really looking at is the homescreen. I am sure there is plenty of bloat once you pull that notification area down. Aside from that, we can see Samsung is rocking a more round and flat design for its icons, which I personally don’t dislike.See also: Exclusive: new LG G5 leak reveals Magic Slot module in action
Here we get to see a bit more of both the software and hardware, even if only for 15 seconds. As you can tell, Flipboard integration is still on board, as well as that large widget that comes by default.
What do you think?
Is this your next phone? The Galaxy series is the most popular in both the Android ecosystem and the world, so we are sure plenty of you will be rocking this phone.
Just keep in mind all this information and content is still unconfirmed. Nothing is for sure until an announcement comes around, but you won’t have to wait much longer to get the official details. MWC takes off next week and we will be there to get you all the goodies!