Samsung Galaxy S7 Variants Release Dates, Specs and Features
The Galaxy S7 will most likely be unveiled at the MWC 2016 event, which is programmed to take place from 22 February to 25 February, and it will hit the store shelves in late March or at the beginning of April. The Galaxy S6 came with a flat display, but Samsung has released a variant with a dual-edge curved display, and the history will repeat in 2016.
According to SamMobile, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 flagship has the model number SM-G930, while the variant with a dual-edge curved display has the model number SM-G935. They’re both part of the Project Lucky, and they are referred to as Hero and Hero2 and they will come with two variants of processors: Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and they will support UFS 2.0 storage and probably microSD slots. In Geekbench database were spotted two variants of the Galaxy S7 with 3GB of RAM, but there was also a LTE version which supported 4GB of RAM. However, keep in mind that Samsung has recently released a DRAM chip which is capable of supporting up to 6GB of RAM, so there are high chances that the next flagship will come with this capability. Also, it is rumored that the audio chip will be Sabre 9018AQ2M for superior sound (32-bit audio DAC). As you know, the current Galaxy S6 is powered by an Exynos 7420 octa core processor which has four cores running at 1.5GHz and four cores are clocked at 2.1GHz. Also, they’re backed by 3GB of RAM.
Design and Display
While the Galaxy S6 received a major design improvement, switching from plastic with perforated dots to glass and metal on the sides, it seems that the Galaxy S7 will still use glass for the back, but the frame will be lighter, as it will be made by a magnesium-based alloy.
According to Asia Today, the Galaxy S7 will come with a screen variant of 5.2-inch and a larger variant of 5.8-inch, but in an AnTuTu benchmark was spotted an unknown Samsung phone with the codename Lucky having a screen of 5.7-inch and a resolution of 1440x2560pixels. As for protection, the reports say that Samsung has been working on a new display technology (Turtle Glass) which will replace Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
There are many rumors and we don’t know which one to believe. Some say that the Galaxy S7 will have cameras with the same resolutions as the Galaxy S6 – 16MP on the back and 5MP on the front. But, according to an AnTuTu benchmark, the flagship will have a dual-camera setup and a 20MP ISOCELL sensor (dubbed Britecell) with 1.0 micron pixels and 1/2.6″, which will use a new RWB color pattern and it won’t drain the battery very fast.