News & Reviews: samsung galaxy s7 rumours
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2016
Looking at the chart, there doesn’t seem to be much differences in their display, RAM power, and storage. The S7 series battery however, is a huge jump from their predecessors, and it goes in line with theprevious battery rumour upgrade. Next, both anticipated devices are expected upgrade their chipset and processors as well. It could either be powered by the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, which is quite new to the market.
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016
With CES 2016 getting the hype, so is Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s reported that Samsung will launch the device at the Mobile World Congress in late February, and we have been reading a lot of rumours of what it might feature. Today, the Galaxy S7 was reported to feature bigger batteries, water resistance, and the return of the microSD slot.
According to VentureBeat, the Galaxy S7 will feature a 3000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S7 Edge will get a 3600 mAh battery. Samsung is also planning to bring back the microSD slot, and the water resistance which the Galaxy S5 had. Speaking of resistance, both the S7 and S7 Edge will be graded IP67 for dust and water resistance.
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015
So according to ETNews, a publication from South Korea. There will be two Samsung Galaxy S7variants for 2016, a normal version and a Edge model, so what’s so special about that? Since it’s just following what Samsung did with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Well, the Korean publication also stated that both Galaxy S7 versions won’t have the same size.
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2015
Someone has leaked a picture taken from a China Mobile conference revealing that the Samsung Galaxy S7, will be launched in March 2016 according to the schedule. This tally with WSJ’s report, which they also claimed Samsung's next flagship will make its debut on March 2016.
Aside from that, the picture also revealed the price tag of RMB 3000 (RM1985) above. Price may vary, but this is the closest speculation we have and it seems legitimate. The 2016 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7, and the Huawei P9 were also reported to be revealed.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015
The annual CES event will kick off early in January next year and Samsung will make an appearance there, events like this is the time when tech companies present their newest flagship but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Samsung.
An announcement from CES revealed that Samsung will be presenting “innovations in TVs and home appliances”, so that means the rumour of the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the new 2016 Galaxy A series (A3, A5, A7 and A9) won’t likely make their debut that early. Howver, let's not rule out that it’s still possible that they will appear in the first half of 2016.
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
So according to the Wall Street Journal, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are to be released early next year and will feature a pressure-sensitive display on their new device. If you think the feature sounds familiar, it is...because it’s basically like a 3D Touch from the Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the Huawei Mate S.
If this is true, then the reason why Samsung is doing so is to compete with Apple next year. As you may be aware, rumours have it that Apple is planning the “iPhone 6c” along with the second generation of Apple Watch some time in March. Whereas Samsung could announce the new Galaxy series at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona around February.
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015
Are you excited for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7? well, we managed to dig up some leaked image goodies for you fans. The leaked pictures are of course from none other than Weibo, but the post has been taken down already. Anyway, check them out in this article!
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015
A 3D render video concept of the Samsung Galaxy S7 was found in YouTube just a few hours ago and it has gained some unfavourable feedback from the community, which is largely because of how similar it looks like to the Samsung Galaxy S6.
From the video and other sources, we have learned that the measurement is 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94 mm and 163.32 x 82.01 x 7.82 mm (for the S7 Edge) which is slightly thicker than the S6; this suggests that the screen display could be 6-inch, and the device concept is lacking a USB Type-C as well, as the device is too thick. There are still no rumoured tech specs, but from our last report on the rumoured Galaxy S7 it’s likely to sport an Exynos 8 Octa or Snapdragon 820 chipsets, 4GB of RAM, a speculated 20 MP BRITECELL camera on the back and it will also feature a rectangular home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor.
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2015
According to Weibo, there are rumours going around that analyst Pan Jiutang was heard to be saying Samsung is considering a 10% discount on the Samsung Galaxy 7 when it debuts next year.
Recalling the past, Samsung did the same strategy for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by cutting 10% too, and it seems to be a good marketing strategy for the group in their last quarter which ended on a positive financial note thanks to the good sales of flagship devices. On the other hand, they’re doing this to also keep themselves in the competition with various Chinese smartphone manufacturers heating up price wars in retail and online channels.
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015
There have been whispers in the Internet that Samsung is negotiating with Sony to acquire the IMX300 sensor, which the Xperia Z5 series currently have. Rumours indicate that it could be coming to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7.
However, according to Weibo (seriously, where are they getting these rumours lol) it seems that it is not the case anymore as Samsung have decided to go with a 12MP camera. Besides that, they also want to increase the sensor size to ½.0-inch instead of pushing higher pixel count and equipping the device with a dual-photodiode technology.