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Get the latest news about Samsung’s smart phone and smart watch range including the new Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3 and forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.

Is this the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus?

From what we’ve learned so far, Samsung is said to be planning to launch four versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7. These include two flat versions and two curved versions (“Edge” variants). In a more recent report, we came across leaked photos showing what was said to be the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Now, a new photo is claiming to show a 5.7-inch curved screen that belongs to the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus screen

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The photo above was first seen on Reddit. The information seen on the alleged screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus reveals that the screen will measure 5.7 inches and will have a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It also seems to be curved just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The information on the screen also had more beans to spill. It shows that the version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus shown in the photo is featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (a new and more powerful quad-core processor with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics), coupled with 4 GB of RAM. This is an indication that this version is the version meant for the US and Chinese market. The international version (version headed to the UK) is expected to feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC.

Additionally, the information on the screen reveals that a 5-megapixel front-facing camera will be on board for snapping selfies and video chat. As for its rear-facing camera, a 12-megapixel sensor is listed. This mirrors past reports that claim the Samsung Galaxy S7 will sport a new 12-megapixel camera. Although just 12-megapixels, it is a larger sensor compared to the 16-megapixel sensor on board the Samsung Galaxy S6. A larger sensor means more high-quality images, despite the lower pixel resolution. So, the new 12-megapixel sensor is actually an upgrade of the current 16-megapixel sensor.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event will take place on the 21st of February, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain. We’ll find out by then if the rumours are true or not.

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Do these photos show the panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7?

In the past few weeks, we’ve come across a number of leaks that claim to spill the beans on the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7. In the latest leak, photos allegedly show the device’s front panel.

Leaked panels

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French-speaking NWE, a site renowned for leaking information on unannounced devices, is responsible for today’s leak. The photos allegedly show the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Minor design changes

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The photos re-confirm what we’ve learned in the past. These include minor design changes, including a longer home button rectangular in shape instead of a rounded one.

The only problem with these newly leaked photos is that the position of the sensors are different from the position of the sensors found on the previously leaked schematic of the Samsung Galaxy S7. In this new leak, the sensors are found on the right side of the device instead of the left, which means its probably a good idea to take this information with a pinch of salt.

We’ve learned from past rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumoured to feature a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to feature a 5.5-inch curved screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus is expected to feature a 6-inch screen. In the photography department, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to feature a new 20-megapixel rear-facing camera that is more ideal for snapping photos or recording videos in low-light conditions. Internal storage options include 32 GB and 64 GB versions. Under the hood is expected to be a Samsung-made Exynos 8890 SoC for international markets (including the UK) and a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 820 SoC for the US and China. The amount of RAM is said to be 4 GB. The unannounced device is expected to feature an iris scanner. Also expected to be on board is a reversible USB Type-C port, which allows for faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about having to plug in the cable the wrong way.

Samsung is expected to lift the lid on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its other variants on the 21st of February. This is a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain.

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Schematic allegedly shows Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus

Recently, we came across what was claimed to be a schematic that showed the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, a new schematic allegedly shows the rumoured and massive Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus?

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Similar to what we’ve recently seen with the past schematic, this newly leaked schematic, which allegedly comes from case maker ITSKINS and leaked by GSMArena, also claims to show us what the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus will look like. It also shows that Samsung did not completely redesign the S7 Plus. It looks exactly like the S6, but features a rectangular home button unlike the rounded home button of the S6.

There is, however, conflicting information with the S7 in the first schematic and this new one. In the first schematic, the S7 is said to feature a 5.2-inch screen. In this new schematic, the S7 is said to feature a 5.1-inch screen. Everything else is consistent, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge featuring a 5.5-inch screen. Lastly, the new schematic echoes what we’ve heard in the past, claiming the Galaxy S7 Plus will feature a 6-inch screen.

The schematic also goes against what leak master Evan Blass (also known as @evleaks on Twitter) has leaked back in December. Blass leaked a list that showed four versions of the Galaxy S7 – not three. These include the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S7 Plus, and the Galaxy S7 Edge Plus. This newly leaked schematic suggests that there will only be three versions –  the smaller Galaxy S7, the mid-sized Galaxy S7 Edge, and the massive Galaxy S7 Plus.

So far, we’ve learned that the S7 will feature a reversible USB Type-C port that allows for faster data transfer and charging. The S7 is said to feature a new camera that is more ideal for snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions. We’ve also learned that the S7 will feature two different processors, depending on the market. The international version (version for the UK and everywhere else) is said to feature the Exynos 8890 SoC, while the US and Chinese versions are said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood. Both processors have done well in a variety of benchmark tests. These processors are produce a tremendous amount of horsepower, but also emit a lot of heat. To solve this overheating issue, Samsung is said to be testing various internal heat pipes. Lastly, a recent report claimed that the S7 will feature an iris scanner.

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Does this schematic show the measurements of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?

A recent report re-confirmed that there will be a 5.2-inch version of the flat Samsung Galaxy S7. The same report, however, claimed that there will not be a 5.2-inch curved Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Instead, there will be a 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. A newly leaked schematic seems to confirm this rumour.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge schematic

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Android Authority is responsible for this latest leak. It shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7, despite featuring a bigger 5.2-inch screen, will share the same measurements with the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S6, which measures 70.5 x 143 mm. The 5.2-inch screen on board the Galaxy S7 will have an aspect ratio of 16:9, which means that the it would have a screen-to-body ratio of 73.94%. The Galaxy S6 has a screen-to-body ratio of 70.7%.

The leaked schematic also shows the measurements of the rumoured 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It reveals that the device’s dimensions are 73 x 151 mm. The 5.5-inch screen will have an aspect ratio of 16:9, with a screen-to-body ratio of 76.62%, just like the screen-to-body ratio of both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The device’s backs are also revealed by the leaked schematic. It reveals that the regular S7’s back will be curved to improve ergonomics. The S7 Edge is seen with a flat back, which makes a lot of sense since it does come with a curved screen on the front.

We’re not exactly sure if the schematic shows the real deal, so it would be wise to take this information with a lot of salt.

According to past reports, the S7 is expected to feature a rectangular home button instead of a rounded home button like the S6. The S7 is expected to feature two different processors, depending on the market. Units of the S7 headed to markets such as the US and China are said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version (headed to markets such as the UK) is expected to feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood. The S7 is expected to feature a USB Type-C port, which offers faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. The  and a rear-facing camera that is more ideal for snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumoured to be more expensive due to an iris scanner

These days, the internet is filled with rumours about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7. From specs to screen sizes, we thought we knew all there is to know about the yet to be announced device, until now. A new report is claiming to know something new about the highly-anticipated Galaxy S7.

Iris scanner on board?

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The new rumour comes from Polish-speaking Android.com.pl. The report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be more expensive than expected. Why? It suggests that the Korean tech giant’s next flagship will feature a new security feature – an iris scanner. This will allow users to unlock the device and so basically anything a fingerprint scanner can do by simply looking at the iris scanner.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.

According to past rumours, the S7 will feature two different CPUs, depending on the region. The US and China are expected to get the version of the S7 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood, while international markets such as the UK are expected to get the version of the S7 with the Exynos 8890 SoC. Additionally, there are said to be four different versions of the S7 when it comes to screen sizes. These are the flat 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7, the curved 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the flat 5.7-inch to 6-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus, and the 5.7-inch to 6-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus. The S7 is expected to feature a reversible USB Type-C port, which allows for faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. In the photography department, the S7 is rumoured to sport an improved rear-facing camera that snap high-quality photos in low-light conditions. Design-wise, the Galaxy S7 will look a lot like its predecessor the S6, but will feature a rectangular home button, unlike the rounded home button of the S6. Its home button is said to double as a fingerprint scanner.

So when will the Galaxy S7 make its official debut? Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event will be kicking off on the 21st of February, a day before MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. This is usually the time Samsung unveils a new flagship. As for its launch, the S7 is expected to be available in March.

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