Lately, we’ve been coming across a sea of leaks involving the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7. Sadly, none of the leaks show high-res renders that show us what the device will look like, until now.
The renders above were leaked by GizmoChina. Allegedly, the renders show the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and the 6.-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus sporting protective cases. Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus are not shown.
The renders show us what we already know about the Samsung Galaxy S7. One is a rectangular home button. They also show that the volume rockers will be located on the left side of the device, while the power button will be located the right side. Judging from what the renders show us, the rumoured Galaxy S7 Plus will feature a 6-inch screen.
Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
According to past reports, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature different processors, depending on the market. Samsung’s home-grown Exynos 8890 SoC will be found under the hood of the international version of the S7 (version headed to the UK), while the US and Chinese version will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Both processors are manufactured using Samsung’s 14 nm process, and both have reportedly made appearances on different benchmark tests. Both have broken records on benchmark tests. The problem is that all this clock speed causes overheating issues. The solution, according to reports, is an internal heat pipe, which Samsung is reportedly testing. The S7 is also said to feature a a reversible USB-C port, which means faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again.
So when will the Samsung Galaxy S7 make its official debut? Samsung has sent invitations for its Unpacked 2016 event, which kicks off on the 21st of February – a day before MWC 2016 happens in Barcelona, Spain. This is day the S7 is expected to go official. As for when the Korean tech giant plans to launch its next flagship, China Mobile’s leaked road map suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be available globally in mid-March. This is around a month earlier than when the S6 was released (April of 2015).
Of course, since this is anything but official, take these renders with a pinch of salt.
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