Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge to have 12MP camera and powerful loudspeaker

by: John DyeFebruary 19, 2016
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The Mobile World Conference is just around the corner, and buzz about Samsung’s soon-to-be-revealed flagship devices could hardly be greater. Although we had heard some rumors previously that both the Galaxy S7 and the Edge variant would have a powerful 12MP camera with a few tricks up its sleeve, it now looks like this spec is confirmed.

SamMobile is reporting that a Zauba import database has revealed that rumors about the flagship’s camera were true. What’s more, the module is somewhat bigger than anyone anticipated. The sensor has a pixel size of around 1.4 microns, a step up from the usual 1.12 micron pixel size. This, combined with the fact that the sensor is a massive 1/2.5-inch component, means that the camera will be able to collect a lot more light which, if the software is solid, will correlate to higher-quality images.

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The source that confirmed this rumor also let us in on a new detail that we hadn’t been expecting. It looks like both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will be rocking some pretty killer speakers. The earpiece has a strength of 1.2W, which is pretty potent, but the loudspeaker has a head-turning output of 1.5W. On top of that, it’s believed that software will allow the two speakers to sync up, creating a richer, higher-volume sound quality.

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You know what? We’ve even got some more S7 leaks. A Samsung Pay promo poster got leaked on the internet, which means we can now formally confirm that the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch Quad HD, pressure sensitive, always-on display maintained by a 3,000mAh battery. The Edge version is notably larger with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display which is also always-on and pressure sensitive, but a slightly stouter 3,600mAh battery keeps this cat purring. Both run a Snapdragon 820 SoC, house 4GB of RAM and, yes, offer IP67 water protection as we anticipated.

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Stay tuned for more Galaxy S7 details as we race toward the Unpacked event this Sunday. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts about what we know about the S7 so far. Is this Samsung’s redemption, or were you expecting more from the mobile giant? Tell us your opinion in the comments below!

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  • Žiga Štupar

    wow

  • moew

    I can’t wait to see what a 12MP Loudspeaker sounds like!

    • donuts

      Lol

      • moew

        You noticed what I did there :) :)

    • Cyberstriker

      You wait for a 12-megapixel sensor just use an iPhone 6s ain’t nothing different.

      • moew

        You did not see what I did there. I’ll give you the highlight: 12MP LOUDSPEAKER :)

      • Ryuto Arisato

        You didn’t catch the joke.

      • WhoaManWtF

        Huge difference actually, the size of the sensor and pixels on the camera do a lot for the quality and they are significantly large on the S7 than the 6s.

        • Cyberstriker

          If you want a 12-megapixel camera sensor get an iPhone, Nexus 6p or galaxy alpha their a number of phone with a worth 12mp sensor that 90% of people don’t like.

          • WhoaManWtF

            If you actually knew what you were talking about you would know the 6P does not fit with those others you listed, it actually takes much better pictures. No point in arguing though do your research if you care to, larger sensors mean more light, light is how images are captured.. The 6P and the S7 have much larger light capturing pixels than the iPhone or Alpha.

          • Cyberstriker

            Yea it does, all 12-megapixel sensors are the same even with more light I’ve seen these types of camera’s before 12mp sensor is a complete downgrade and a insult for tech geeks everywhere.

    • Ataur Dewan

      sounds so good you can almost “picture” what you are. LOL

    • Nallaikumaran

      This is a new Technology, Isn’t the old 12 megapixels camera technology.

      12 megapixels for the Galaxy S7 camera might be better than 16. In fact, 12 britecell megapixels are equal to 24 standard megapixels. 12-megapixel sensor, probably with much larger pixels than the GS6, Note 5 or Edge. Could turn out to be one of the best smartphone cameras of 2016. And just because BRITECELL exists.

      • moew

        A 12MP LOUDSPEAKER is indeed new technology.

        • Nallaikumaran

          I am talking about the camera technology.

          • moew

            You sir, have entirely missed the topic here. And we all know that larger loudspeakers are better at capturing light. That’s digital photography 101.

  • Adam

    I wonder what the * is for new TW skin?

    • Abdou Azzedine (A2Z)

      its also written in (*)support for micro sd-cards

  • seattle tech

    This is huge news. I have dual speaker mods on some of my samsung phones and it makes a world of a difference. With the S7 being louder this is near boom sound

    • donuts

      Who uses device speakers ? Lol. Personally I connect to a personal bluetooth speaker. No device speaker can compare to that quality. Then headphones when listening closely.

      • Žiga Štupar

        actualy 90%+ of users

        • donuts

          Really? What’s your source? Or do you just personally know everyone?

          • moew

            I’m the source and he got it right!

          • donuts

            I am the source that he has wrong. So, so far it’s more like 67%

      • seattle tech

        Yes we all have bluetooth speakers. Sometimes i like it off my phone. This is samsung first dual speaker and it will make a huge difference.

        • donuts

          When do you personally, prefer the sound coming from the device? Because I have literally never ever prefered it. The only time music has ever played through any of my devices, is when it plays for a few seconds before I even put on my headphones or sync my bluetooth. The boom sound was the most amazing speakers I’ve ever heard, but I didn’t even use it. Nor did I care I had it. I am just curious to when people actually use device speakers.

          • moew

            I prefer it because I choose devices with stereo front facing speakers. I have 3 of them that work great!

          • Dakoda Koziol

            I believe that his argument is based on convenience. Why pull out and connect a speaker to show your bro a two minute video? Sure it sounds better, but unless your gonna sit down for more than 10 minutes it just doesn’t seam worth it to me.
            And you don’t get stereo on (most) speakers, unless you haul two around.

      • Guest123

        I’ve never seen anyone carry their Bose BT speaker in their pockets

        • donuts

          Nope. Why would you want loudspeakers in motion? That’s when you use headphones

          • moew

            Who said they are in motion? See my point, and you’ll change your gender

          • donuts

            Well you said “carry” that implies you are in motion. If you’re not in motion why not use a Bluetooth speaker and get optimal sound? I use my bluetooth speaker everywhere. I just cannot think of a scenario when device speakers would be the optimal choice. The only scenario I can think of, is if you forgot your Bluetooth speaker lol

          • donuts

            At work, in the kitchen, in the shower, on my boat, when camping – Are all great uses for Bluetooth speaker, a device speaker would be 2 weak. Then when I am walking, cycling, hiking, cutting grass etc, then headphones go in.

        • moew

          Yeah me either. Plus if I want to crank up that new cat video in the office, who’s got time to turn on bluetooth. Geesh, this damn society of ours!

        • donuts

          I don’t even have a BOSE Bluetooth speaker! I have a cheap cheap $10 Bluetooth speaker directly from China. Sounds better than any device on the market

      • moew

        I do, so that immediately makes it like 99% of people.

      • ‘connection tto a personal Bluetooth speaker’

        Well that’s your problem. Yet another device. I’d rather just have good speakers on my phone. I use to have a Sony Bluetooth as well, but HTC Ones speakers actually hold up very well. Now if only the screen was bigger ..

        • donuts

          Yeah, a big screen is a must for me! 5.5 inch minimum. I was never even a galaxy fan, until the s6 came out, but it was too small! But then the edge PLUS came around and I picked one up

        • donuts

          But that is my argument though, the speakers on your phone will never be as good as a Bluetooth speaker. So if you want quality and volume use a Bluetooth speaker. I guess if you are just sitting somewhere quietly listening it’s not a bad option, but you don’t really need great speakers for that.

          • Front firing speakers are convenient because I don’t need another device. When I had an Idol 3 I was blown away from.the clarity of the speakers. (I’d like to note I have no theatre system in my house, my phone is my everything) so In my case I love good speakers on a phone to enjoy movies better.

        • TheDude

          Nope nope nope nope, you want a big screen, get a note.

          Not everyone has giant hands, I actually want my phone to fit in my pocket.

          • moew

            My nexus 7 used to fit in my back pocket and I could actually make google voice calls on it.

          • TheDude

            Well good for you, my (and most other people’s) back pocket isn’t hulk sized, and I bet it was so comfortable sitting when that thing is stuck under ones ass.

          • Nope Note is too big. I’m happy with 5.5″ smartphone. Currently have a gflex2 and don’t want something bigger.

      • Simon

        That’s true!
        I always use my personal bluetooth speaker.
        Of course when I have it with me, wich will represent 0.01% of the time

    • RockStar2005

      Do you know anything about how to get the software they mention in the article (see below)? Or a mod that will do the same thing on the S7 Edge?? If so, please reply.

      “On top of that, it’s believed that software will allow the two speakers to sync up, creating a richer, higher-volume sound quality.”

      • seattle tech

        This was a false rumor. The speaker on the s7 is worse than the s6. There will be someone who makes the dual volume mod sometime later after we get root.

        • RockStar2005

          Ughh……. root?? I don’t want to root. That sux.

          And it’s WORSE than the S6’s speaker?? wtf??

  • George

    Samsung had to make 6 generations of their Galaxy series of phones in order to put dual speakers on them.
    *sigh*

    • seattle tech

      It will be worth it if it sounds anything like my dual speaker mod on my other samsung phones

      • donuts

        Which Samsung phones do you have modded?

        • seattle tech

          Dual speaker volume boost mod on my s6 edge note 4 2.

    • donuts

      I don’t get it

      • moew

        I get it.

        • donuts

          But you’re smert. I’m isn’t

      • George

        The first six Galaxy S phones had one speaker.
        While many phones from rival companies already had dual speakers for a while now.

  • Captain Obvious

    I do not care about a loudspeaker on a cell phone, get some good ear buds and enjoy your media without disrupting everyone around you. I like the bump up in battery… if it was removable I would order it now, please bring this needed feature back!!!!

    • ‘just use earbuds’

      Ill never understand this type of argument. I never see anyone with front firing speakers on their phone blasting their music away.

      And it’s more comfortable in certain situations to enjoy the quality speakers on a phone than use headphones.

      It’s like your saying why buy home theatre speakers when you can just connect headphones to the TV.

      • Captain Obvious

        Home theater speakers are in no way comparable to the tiny, empty sounding, phone speakers…. even on the best phone speakers available – they will never get home theater sound – that is an invalid comparison. I have seen/heard people in public with their phone speakers cranked as loud as they will go… and they sound horrible, even cheap ear buds will give you a better more rich/deep sound.

        • Well I don’t know why it’s such a common occurrence in your area. But the only people I hear blasting sound from their phones is from well.. Their earbuds. Not the speakers themselves.

          And when it comes to smartphone audio, ID rather have upgraded nice sounding speakers from say .. HTC One speakers than the tinny sounding piece of crap speakers that is currently housed on my LG flagship phone.

          And i don’t know which phones you’ve tested, but decent phones like the Idol 3 and HTC One do not sound shitty, doesn’t compare to proper speakers but its more than enough and better than most phones.

          Also I’d rather have forward facing speakers anyway, we have large screened phones. Why not have great sounding speakers facing towards you. It makes my Walking Dead experience better.

        • Simon

          So if you want to show some videos to your family,
          how do you manage to share your ear buds?

          • donuts

            An even better question, how do you manage to share a 5 inch screen with family lol

          • Simon

            Oh you don’t have family!
            I’m sorry I couldn’t know

          • donuts

            Of course I do, but we certainly don’t squeeze our heads all together on my 5.7 inch galaxy Plus to watch a movie lol

          • Simon

            Let me tell you something that will blow your mind:
            If you have a family, you can use your smartphone to more than just watch movie alone with you ear buds.
            You can show them some fun youtube videos, play some footage record of your kids
            or play some games with your noisy nephews.
            In each scenario, wishing a good speakers would probably cross your mind

          • donuts

            Cool story bro! Do you have anymore? I would love to hear another

          • Simon

            Of course :)
            I love to open the mind of poor minded people

          • donuts

            Well, let’s hear it! How about you tell me how important front flash is on a camera! Or how important heartbeat monitor is! I’m pretty excited to hear

          • Captain Obvious

            If I am showing videos to my family, I stream it to my smart TV – I certainly dont try to show them a video on a screen that fits in my pocket.

          • Juschan

            first world problems hm? well actually me, my family and friends sometimes do watch short clips on smartphones … since we live in germany which seems to be poor compared to your richness on smarttv’s because we dont have any everywhere we go, but still can afford highspeed data… ( of course not your bandwith great master but still fast enough to watch youtube or stream facebook and instagram videos) it comes in really handy to have speakers on my ( in your opinion surly outdated and crappy ) iPhone 6.

          • Captain Obvious

            I am sorry, I had no idea that Germany was no longer considered first world, or that you dont have smart tv’s yet…thats something to look forward too, they are great!!! However you can buy any number of streaming devices to plug into a non smart TV, for as cheap as $35…. which shouldn’t be a problem considering how much you obviously spend on overpriced cellphones – iphone 6. And for the record I am not saying to not put any speakers on a cell phone, but that there is no reason for a loudspeaker or front facing speakers (which are a gimmick for children).

          • Juschan

            man i dont need a chromecast. that does not help me specially if i am outside which somehow happens to be.. for explanation, it means to be outside of a building without wallplugs or tv’s or even without a fridge. not sure if you knew that since it doesn’t seems like you did. and because i work with children of all ages every day i might be stuck on childish gimmicks ✌🏽

      • Mark Miller

        IMO one of the best hardware features of the Nexus 6P are the dual front-facing speakers. They are very loud and clear. Before buying a Nexus 6P I would never think about watching something without headphones. Now it is a toss-up depending on what I am doing. I would love to see this on the S7. It’s awesome they are bringing back ip67 certification. I have had more than one phone ruined at work from getting it wet. Very tempted to get the Edge esp with that 3600 mh battery. Hopefully the bigger battery plus doze feature on marshmallow will equal all day battery life.

    • Mail carrier

      It helps having dual front speakers in my work vehicle w no radio. Plus an obnoxiously loud ringtone that can be heard in city background noise through dual speakers is helpful. Otherwise I use Bose Sound Wave. Makes gaming better as well

      • Captain Obvious

        Touche my friend, this is the first logical reason I have heard and you make a valid point.

    • Your Mother

      Shut up already about the damn battery!!

      Front facing speakers are awesome, great for games and movies.

      Who sits at home with earbuds on?!?

      • LocoInYoCo

        Who sits at home with earbuds on? You have obviously never been in a house with a sleeping infant!

      • Captain Obvious

        You cant seriously tell me that when you are home you are watching movies on a 5 inch screen, lol. When I am at home I watch them on my TV, via the chromecast, or fire stick, or through the smart TV function. Next time you are home squinting at that small phone screen take a second and look up… thats a TV with a much bigger screen you can watch things on.

    • OlayTerry

      This guy gets it. We need removable battery back!

    • JazzyUK

      Just get a power bank that’ll last longer than an extra battery. That’s what I’ve been using for years since the Note 1.

      • Captain Obvious

        I have tried a power bank but it doesnt work well for my situation – I also hear the argument that they have fast charge now… however I most frequently use the removable battery while outside away from any electricity, while running, hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, ect… and while a power bank does provide portable juice it isnt real easy to have my phone in a arm band and then a power bank plugged into it with no place to put it. What I dont understand is why people hate the removable battery so much??? If you dont want to remove it….then dont! you will never even know it has one.

        • JazzyUK

          I guess anybody who wants to run/hike would charge their phone to 100% and will require about 10 hours (depending on which phone) before the phone is fully depleted if you only listen to music whilst running/hiking. At the end of the day, it’s only the minority who are really bothered about removable batteries especially with the ascent of power banks of all sizes and types.

  • Daniel Cho

    Could the Galaxy S7 be the perfect smartphone???

    • Fornavn Etternavn

      Nope

    • TheDude

      No USB type C and the usual shitty software, so… No :(

      Although I really hope they fixed the software this time. (If the previous 6 generations taught them any lesson)

      • steadymobb

        so, what’s the benefit to USB-C? I love having a bunch of micro usbs lying around wherever I am.

        • charles tannehill

          USB type c natively supports fast charging and higher data speeds than traditional micro USB. Not to mention it’s reversible which is a lot more convenient than having to look at the end before you plug it in. Also forgot to add the design is a lot stronger and is harder to break than micro USB.

          • steadymobb

            Hmm, well my fast charging cable is pretty fast and I have multiple of them lying around. If usbc is seriously THAT much faster then that’s awesome but not really a need for me. I am 100% okay with the stick to micro usb

          • charles tannehill

            Yeah but I think type c should have been implemented. Not everyone upgrades every six months or 1 year mark. I tend to go about 2-3 years until a major leap is made. Type c would have just made it future proof. Now that type c is becoming standard, buying an s7 would leave you with an outdated port 1 year down the road. I have to hand it to LG for the g5 going with type c. But Samsung kills almost every other aspect though.

          • steadymobb

            I guess? I’m glad it’s not. If I decide to get it up have plenty of charging cables

    • charles tannehill

      No USB type c, crap touchwiz, no ir, no removable battery, no front facing speakers, still using a physical home button, poor placement of fingerprint reader. Fix these issues then it would be the perfect smartphone.

      • Tim R.

        a physical home button with integrated fingerprint reader is still thousand times better than fuckin’ onscreen buttons or a fingerprint reader on the back…
        touchwiz is also better than the most other ui or vanilla android…

        • charles tannehill

          How about a concealed (under the glass) home button with the fingerprint inside the power button? Everybody with what we call normal hands rests their thumbs there. Seems like common sense to me. Having it under a physical home button forces extra movement which shouldn’t have to made. Having it in the power button would also clean up the lines to make a better and cleaner looking device overall.

      • Simon

        No USB type c is currently a plus for me
        but no Ir would be a dead end

        • charles tannehill

          The way I see it USB type c is going to be the standard. Call it evolution. To me it would take some time to adjust but honestly it would be future proof.

      • donuts

        Sounds like you need the g5

        • charles tannehill

          No ill stick with my note 4. I love my qhd super amoled screens. That and hardware specs is the reason I choose Samsung. Even though I may not agree with some of Samsung’s design and feature choices, I prefer raw high quality power and beautiful imagery. When you use a phone, you are not interacting the design, but the hardware and the means to how you are using the hardware.

  • Abd

    It’s official GS7 / GS7 Edge:

    3000 / 3600 mAh Batteries
    SD Card
    IP67 Dust and water proofing
    4GB RAM
    5.1 / 5.5 QHD sAMOLED Pressure Sensitive Displays
    Min. 32GB Storage

    Check Gsmarena

    • moew

      Fun fact, the Xperia Z5 already has a pressure sensitive display.

      Select the barometer in the service menu, press on screen, see values go up. Of course there’s no software to take advantage of this. It’s basically because it’s waterproof, the air can’t really get out.

      Actually it’s any of the waterproof Sony phones.

    • moew

      Also IP67 is not water proofing. It’s temporary immersion.

      • steadymobb

        It’s waterproof for 30 minutes, up to 1m …not sure what you’re trying to do with your phone but that seems good to me.

      • steadymobb

        Temporary = 30 minutes.

      • Abd

        IP67 is Dust sealed and 1 Meter deep in Water for 30 Minutes !!.

  • joshua

    Sounds like a pretty solid device. If the sound quality is as good as front facing speakers it will be compelling. I like front facing speakers for watching YouTube. For listing to music Bluetooth is the way to go. But for all other media I prefer using the devices speakers.

  • Adam

    Micro sd I spy?

    • LoopyMind

      I think so too, yes!

  • My Galaxy Prime

    No more rumors. Just let me buy the phone already.

  • LoopyMind

    Is the camera still bulging out of the back or is it going to be flush with the back of the phone

    • 1213 1213

      It would have a tiny hump. Much more streamlined than the s6, but still there.

    • donuts

      It has been ironed out a little, because the casing of the device is thicker

  • aerojack7

    I have been with Sprint since 1998. Their service is ok, but go inside a building and you are without service, more often than not. Buying an S7 is almost like buying a Ferrari without gas if with Sprint. I stay with the service because I am grandfathered into a super cheap plan….and mainly use the smart phone features when waiting in a doctor’s office to keep from being bored. I am old school…I can leave my house without being wired…and actually like it. Wireless is a new extension of the ball and chain. Think about it and take a day off from your “connectivity”.

  • Rafal

    IR Blast?

    • lilmoe2006

      No, unfortunately….

      • TresLeches

        Deal breaker for me right there.

        • donuts

          Might as well get used to it, many flagships are dropping the IR blaster.

        • JDMillest

          then stick with lan land then.

      • Simon

        please say you’re lying

        • lilmoe2006

          nope :(

          androidheadlines dot com has an exclusive look, check it out.

        • donuts

          The IR blaster, is being phased out by many manufacturers unfortunately. It is not a high demand item, it’s more gimmicky

          • Juschan

            it comes in really handy a lot of times even if you dont notice it anymore

  • ScottBerfield

    Hmm…looks like a phone

  • John Apel

    I have the S6 edge and love it, but this might be enough to make me upgrade. The battery life and IP67 water resistance might have been enough to begin with, but if we see on Sunday that there is a pressure-sensitive display on top of it all I think I will certainly be upgrading.

    • moew

      Look up IP67 it’s only temporary immersion in water. See my other post, IP68 is where it’s at.

      • donuts

        How many times have you submerged a cell phone? Lol

        • moew

          About once a week!

          • donuts

            Lol

          • moew

            Sometimes it’s more during the summertime… but it’s why I carry an IP68 phone, and it’s ALSO why I use an IP68 tablet.

      • Andreas Larsson

        They are both temporary immersion, do you even know your ip Bro?

  • moew

    I just realized something very important. The phone is only IP67.

    The 6 means full dust protection.
    The 7 means temporary immersion.

    This phone is NOT waterproof, rather it’s “get it out of the toilet ASAP proof”.

    IP68 is where it’s at.

    • 1213 1213

      No. The difference is to do with the level of immersion. Ip67 is suitable for use in pools, 68 would allow you to take it deep sea or something.

      • Anas Malas

        Try to get your damn ip67 phone into ANYTHING but pure water and its bust. that includes chlorinated water!!
        ip68 could be gotten into chlorine BUT get it into the slightest contact with salty water and all the seals are bust, not to forget that salt water is super conductive and will short everything on its way!!
        source: years of using Xperias underwater

        • The-Sailor-Man

          No problem with ip67 . Not at all.
          Have a good time with your Xperia. It has also IP67. But you don’t have it.
          iLOL

          • Anas Malas

            My Z3 is IP68….

    • The-Sailor-Man

      ‘Only IP67’
      ???
      Go and play with your …….

    • Abd

      IP67 is Dust sealed and 1 Meter deep in Water for 30 Minutes !!.

      Thats more than enough

    • Lo

      The S7 is actually IP68 not IP67.

  • phatmanXXL

    They finally understood it’s not all about pixels thanks to Apple.

    • The-Sailor-Man

      They always knew it , ignorant. Yes it’s not all about pixels , but pixels matter too.
      ‘thanks to Apple.’ :) ROTFL
      Apple also went for more pixels . Right? But Apple’s 12mp camera has nothing to do with this camera.
      Samsung introduce new tech camera and right now can’t make it with more pixels.
      But I can bet on that the next will be with more pixels.

      • phatmanXXL

        Your friking idiot. Its exactly the same camera as the 16mp one beside the mp count.

        You mad?

        • Andreas Larsson

          Oh really the same camera huh? It got new optics and new, larger sensor so please do go ahead and educate us what’s the same

        • charles tannehill

          You are a moron. Look up the Samsung Galaxy epic 4g. This was my first Samsung/android device. Still took way better pictures than most iphones today due to the high quality sensor, not the megapixels. Samsung understood this way before apple. The only thing I give to Apple is the fact that they had the first touch screen. Other than that they can go f@(k a goat.

    • donuts

      The only thing we can learn from Apple, is how to make an Android device from three or four years ago

  • E Stoner

    I don’t see always on in the specs sheet, where is it?

  • The Doctor

    S7 edge FTW!

  • J Cav the Great

    I’m always down for some good sound quality. This may be pretty awesome.

  • rddubb12

    Are the speakers frount facing ?

    • The-Sailor-Man

      And why such BS-gimmick?

      • Anas Malas

        ARE YOU NUTS?!

        You either havent tried them (like i did with my xperia z3 after i thought the s4 had ultimate speakers,
        You are a troll
        OR you are too busy sucking apple and samsung

  • Rick_Deckard

    Man…. Which means, Samsung got a big NO from SONY… Sammy wanted to have the newest Sony’s sensor, the IMX300, the same one on the Z5 series… Although, I am intrigued with this new 12 mb sensor…

  • Tom_Slaapstad

    Sad about USB type c. Is that pretty much confirmed to not be coming?

    • Žiga Štupar

      yes, but look i think world is not ready yet for USB type C so samsung skip it this year

  • Karly Johnston

    My Idol 3 has dual 1.2W front facing speakers. They still can’t get it right.

  • Manoo Bahar

    I am still happy with notes3. And this days new contracts are such a rip offs with new mobiles. In uk you mainly have to mobile providers and all small shops hunted out by mobile companies to make sure there are no cheaper options about. That’s bad for Samsung as it means less people bother upgrading. Samsung should start their own mobile network. That’s the only way to take their sales up by giving better contract deals and they will make profits from 2 fronts than.

  • Lo

    It’s actually IP68 not IP67

    • moew

      If you look at the graphic with the specs, it clearly says IP67.

      I guess we will know for sure tomorrow, despite the credible leaks.

      • Lo

        I’ve actually seen the phone already.

        • moew

          Great, glad it has IP67 stamped on it, which is not waterproof, nor even close! Congrats.

      • Lo

        Disregard that.

  • Nallaikumaran

    Hey this is a new Technology, Isn’t the old 12 megapixels camera technology.

    12 megapixels for the Galaxy S7 camera might be better than 16. In fact, 12 britecell megapixels are equal to 24 standard megapixels. 12-megapixel sensor, probably with much larger pixels than the GS6, Note 5 or Edge. Could turn out to be one of the best smartphone cameras of 2016. And just because BRITECELL exists.

    • PaulC

      That sounds a lot like an “UltraPixel” argument. I don’t buy it. 1/2.5 may be better than most, but I’m blown away by the camera on the Nexus 6P and 1/2.3 is my new standard.

      • charles tannehill

        You may not “buy it”, but there is no denying that Samsung phones take much better pictures than devices with higher megapixels counts. There are other phones with higher megapixel cameras than my note 4, but when I take pictures side by side my friends devices, they are always amazed by the quality my note 4 puts out. Throwing a bunch of megapixels at something doesn’t necessarily make it better. The size and quality of the cell/sensor is a huge part of the camera.

  • BenGezarit

    They upped the game this year. This home button tough…….
    Get rid of it.

  • John

    I had the pleasure of actually using one yesterday for about a minute and a half, and was impressed with the not only the camera, but just about everything else. Samsung did a fantastic job on this device

  • RockStar2005

    In the article it says “On top of that, it’s believed that software will allow the two speakers to sync up, creating a richer, higher-volume sound quality.”

    Does ANYONE know when or how to get this software? If so, please post here.