Samsung is almost certainly hard at work on its next set of flagships, and a new report claims to have information on what might be included in the company's next devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. One of the big claims is that both phones will have microSD card slots for storage expansion, which is something the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge lack.
VentureBeat's Evan Blass, better known as "@evleaks" of the well-known gadget-leaking Twitter account of that name, says that his unnamed sources also have information on the displays for both phones:
Whereas last year's pair of flagships had the same 5.1-inch display size, this year only the flat S7 variant will retain that screen diagonal. The S7 edge was said to offer a larger, curved display measuring 5.5 inches.
The fixed storage options for both phones are reportedly 32GB and 64GB, according to Blass' sources. He also reports that the battery size for Galaxy S7 will be 3000mAh, compared to 2550mAh for the S6, and 3600mAh for Galaxy S7 edge, a big bump from the 2600mAh on the S5 edge.
Finally, in a move that's bound to cause some marketing headaches, the main camera sensor is supposedly "just" 12 megapixels, down from the 16 megapixels found in the S6 generation. But resolution is not everything, of course, and the module — coupled with an f/1.7 lens aperture (compared to f/1.9 on S6) — was tipped as being especially capable in low light situations.
Current rumors claim Samsung will reveal these phones in a press event prior to the Mobile World Congress trade sho in mid-to-late February, followed by the official launch in March. As always with these kinds of unconfirmed rumors, take this new report with a grain or two of salt.
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