Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has managed to steal the show for quite some time now, the waves of the brewing Samsung Galaxy S7 storm can still be felt from afar with some bits of knowledge about it already making rounds. However, one thing that has managed to be perfectly concealed from the reach of the hawk-eyed is the date of the device’s release. One thing that many are sure of is that the device is most likely to cost a fortune, just like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6. Other form of hulla-baloo making rounds is the possibility of the device coming equipped with 6GB of RAM.
With the original sources kept anonymous, it has been alleged that Samsung may have engaged Qualcomm in their new big thing, by their Snapdragon 820 chips for the new Galaxy S7. However, this will be for units that will be sold in the USA and China only. In all the other regions, Samsung will be using its Exynos processor. If this reports are indeed true, this could be quite a shot in the arm for Qualcomm since the companies have not been on the same page before for quite some time now since when the Snapdragon 810 chip was ousted out of Galaxy S6 with preference to the Exynos processors from Samsung in 2015. Rumour had it that the fall out was due to issues of overheating with the 810 processor though no confirmation was ever made on that. All in all, the 2 former buddies now seem to be back together with the Weibo, a Chinese site, recently posting benchmarks of two Snapdragon versions, 820-A and 820-B against the ancient 810.
The results indicate that Snapdragon 820-B is a better performer compared to the Snapdragon 810. The Snapdragon 820-B model seems to be the latest version of the Snapdragon 820 variants.
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Other results from Geekbench show the possibility of two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 , one LTE version with 4GB of RAM and the other with 3GB of RAM. The 2 devices have been presented under the codename Project Lucky.
In September, however, Samsung introduced the first DRAM chip from the industry that would give smartphones the advantage of running 6GB of RAM. Samsung reported that it will appear in the next generation forerunners. This new chip is reported to be a better performer by 30% and also consumes less energy by 20%, rated against Samsung’s previous module, LPDDR4.
It’s also expected that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 might come with advanced screen technology, better than the Galaxy Note 5, whose screen technology record was broken by the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Adding on these, Samsung is rumoured to be coming up with an alternative to the Corning’s Gorilla Glass screen protection with new invention going by the title ‘Turtle Glass’, which is most likely to be introduced with the Galaxy S7. With no grain of doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagships will come running the new OS, Android Marshmallow.
Despite concealed details of the new device’s date of release, it’s quite predictable, relating to the launch of Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015, and Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014. Therefore, it is quite easy to predict that the Galaxy S7 launch must coincide with MWC 2016, thus the date falls perfectly in between the 22nd to the 25th of February, 2016.
Among other rumoured features of the Galaxy S7 is its price,which will be definitely pretty high, with regards to Galaxy S6. However, this depends on whether the new device will present itself with a 4K screen technology and whether its internal storage will increase.
Another one of the rumours is that the Galaxy S7 will come with a dual camera and a 5.7-inch display, different from the Galaxy S6 5.1-inch display.
With all the rumours, one can only hope that only the good ones turn out to be true. But what’s worth doing at the moment is to wait and see.
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March 25 2016