Jan 04 AT 2:44 PM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge tipped to feature larger batteries, microSD support, and more


The Samsung Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 edge, have been getting a lot of attention recently, which shouldn’t be too surprising considering the unveiling of both devices is (probably) quickly approaching. In fact, an earlier report from today suggested the device lineup could feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood and a 12-megapixel camera on the back.

Now, a new report from VentureBeat has articulated a few more points, echoing some early rumors and adding new fuel to the fire for those keeping tabs on all the expected features in Samsung’s upcoming flagship devices.

First up, the displays. According to the report, the Galaxy S7 will keep its flat display, with no curves, and still rock a 5.1-inch bullet point on the specifications sheet. The Galaxy S7 edge will have a curved display, as expected, and it’s now expected to see a screen size of 5.5 inches. This report suggests that while some rumors have pointed to a Galaxy S7 variant with a 5.7-inch display, that won’t be happening after all.

The batteries in the two devices are said to be getting a bump, too. According to VentureBeat‘s sources, the Galaxy S7′s battery will measure in at 3000mAh, up from the 2550mAh battery in the Galaxy S6. On top of that, the Galaxy S7 edge’s battery will bump up to 3600mAh, which means an increase from the 2600mAh battery found in the Galaxy S6 edge.

They won’t be removable, though. They’ll still feature wireless charging, with the Galaxy S7′s charge time reportedly at 2 hours and the Galaxy S7 edge’s charge time at 2.2 hours.

Samsung is said to be using an Exynos 8 8890 chipset under the hood for some, if not most, of its variants. However, in the United States, the report echoes earlier reports that Samsung will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor to run the show. It also indicates that the devices will boast 4GB of RAM, and that there will only be two storage options: 32GB and 64GB. However, a 128GB option could exist at some point in certain global channels.

Finally, this report also states that Samsung is opting to use a 12-megapixel camera in the Galaxy S7 lineup. That’s a drop in megapixel count from the Galaxy S6, which utilized a 16-megapixel shooter. This new camera is said to feature an aperture of f/1.7, which is a change from the Galaxy S6′s f/1.9. It is also said to be better in low-light scenarios as well.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are said to be retaining the design choices from their predecessors, but also offer some water resistance, too.

Are you getting excited for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?

Source: VentureBeat

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