New Samsung Galaxy S7 specs and images leak ahead of launch


Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is headed for launch in just a few months, and information about the device is already beginning to leak to the press. Samsung goes to great lengths to ensure its phones are kept under wraps prior to release. Despite their efforts, there are usually several leaks which find their way online.

The S7 has a tough road to walk — the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were supposed to reverse the Galaxy S5’s disappointing sales figures. Instead, Samsung discounted its flagship handset and cut prices to keep its sales figures up.

Several analysts have suggested that while the firm’s mobile division did fairly well in the last quarter of the year, its profits aren’t being driven by the sale of flagship devices.

The photos, acquired by GSM Arena, show the flagship handset’s display and front-facing camera modules. Although there is no way to know for sure whether this is indeed the S7, several signs point to the images’ validity.

According to reports, the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) will feature a 5.1-inch screen with a 2560×1440 display, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4GB of RAM, and either Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 — and there’s a real question here, despite the news that Samsung itself is building the Snapdragon 820.

Historically, Samsung has used a mix of both its own chips and Qualcomm’s to meet the demands of different markets. The Asian markets are reportedly more concerned with core counts, and it’s possible that the Exynos 8890 is meant to fit that space, while Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820 is used for the US products.

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