Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date, Specs: 20MP Camera; Design Same as S6?

A spate of new rumors and speculations may make fans question earlier details that have been thrown around about the much-awaited  Samsung Galaxy S7.

With recent predictions pouring in, it had become clear that Samsung may not be changing much the design aspect with the Galaxy S7. The new-gen device will be following in the footsteps of its predecessor, as far as the design is concerned. All won’t be the same though, fans can definitely expect upgraded quality in terms of the materials used.

According to Digital Trends, the 6013 aluminum used in Galaxy S6, may be replaced by magnesium alloy to built a much stronger and sturdier frame. The glass back will continue as one of the many design aspects, on this upcoming flagship.

Last month, predictions about the new Samsung Galaxy S7 hinted at a 12MP BRITECELL camera with a large ½-inch sensor as one of the features. A report by Weibo, contrary to these speculations, suggests that the upcoming Samsung device will boast of a 20MP Isocell camera. Besides the mean camera that may arrive on the Galaxy S7, another noteworthy feature expected on the device is the “quality audiophile-grade Stereo D/A converter from ESS Technology.” The Samsung flagships have never focused on delivering the best sound quality, but that will be another major add-on, if the upcoming handset does arrive supporting this latest audio technology.

It has also long been suggested that the Galaxy S7 might house the Snapdragon 820 processor. Reportedly, models with this Qualcomm chipset will only ship in China and US. Other regions may receive a variant with the Exynos 8890 chipset, which in a recently leaked benchmark report achieved an AnTuTu score that surpassed those of other processors.

The Exynos processor got the score of 103,692, which is quite high given that the new chipset from Huawei, the Kirin 950, sits at a score of 65,000. But, it remains to be seen which of these rumors hold water and fans may hear about the handset from the Korean tech company in the Q1 of 2016.

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