Samsung Galaxy S7, S7+ Release Date & Specs: New Flagship Coming in February 2016?
A new rumor has cropped up suggesting Samsung is currently developing not one but two Galaxy S7 devices.
According to sources from Neuro Gadget, the next-generation Samsung flagships will be called the Galaxy S7 and S7+.
The latest tip indicated that the upcoming Galaxy S7 will have a 5.2-inch display while the aptly named S7+ will come with a bigger 5.8-inch display. If true, the latter will presumably be a phablet. Furthermore, both devices are said to tow 4 GB of RAM. This ran in contrast with earlier rumors claiming that Samsung will continue with their 6 GB flagship offerings.
The contradictions don't end there. The new rumor speculated that the South Korean-based mobile manufacturer is leaning towards using a new Exynos processor to power the Galaxy S7 devices. However, the Galaxy S7 was seen sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor in a prior benchmark listing.
The Galaxy S7 prototype had 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage capacity while running on the latest Android software.
GforGames previously reported that although the Galaxy S7 prototype had the Snapdragon 820 chipset, Samsung is considering using two different processors for the Galaxy S7. This has since been supported by the latest report.
If Samsung does, in fact, push through with their plan, it is highly likely that the North American and European versions of the Galaxy S7 will use the Qualcomm processor while its Asian counterpart will sport a new Exynos processor, Neuro Gadget stated.
Another possibility being considered is that one of the hotly debated processors will end up with the Galaxy S7 while the other will be used to power the S7+.
It can be recalled that News Dreamx, with English translation per Sam Mobile, reported a month ago that Samsung was intensively testing out the Snapdragon 820. Yet, the company wasn't sure whether or not to use it on the Galaxy S7 next year.
Not much is still known regarding the S7+, although specs of the Galaxy S7 have been heavily speculated for the past couple of weeks.
The smaller flagship might have a 20-megapixel ISOCELL camera and the ultrafast UFS 2.0, GSM Arena speculated.
Mass production of the Galaxy S7 devices is said to commence in January 2016. If Samsung stays true to their manufacturing schedule, both flagship devices might be unveiled in February 2016 and presumably released thereafter.
This latest report, as well as prior ones regarding the pair of upcoming Galaxy S7 devices, should be taken with a grain of salt as Samsung has yet to announce any word on their future flagship offerings.
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