Samsung Galaxy S7: Rumours Decoded

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 21 Oct 2015
Samsung Galaxy S7: Rumours Decoded
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The device may also have a glass back and could come with ESS’ SABRE 9018AQ2M audio chip for improved audio

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Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 may come with a magnesium alloy build. The phone may still have a glass back, but the frame could be metal. The combination of glass and metal should not only help make the device feel more premium, but also make the device more sturdy. 

Rumours also suggest that the the device may feature a SABRE 9018AQ2M audio chip by ESS for improved sound quality. The chip features a 129 dB signal-to-noise ratio and supports PCM up to 32-bit and 384KHz. It also has DSD 11.2MHz sampling. The chip only uses 1mW of power in standby which should help improve the battery life as well.

Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung has possibly preponed the launch of the Galaxy S7 to January next year. It is possible that the launch was preponed in order to better compete with the Apple iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has also been tipped to be available in premium and sub-premium variants. 

Rumours have suggested that the upcoming device may be powered by three different processors. The phone has been previously tipped to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Samsung may also be testing the next generation of Exynos chipsets as the benchmark scores of a device called Lucky-LTE with an Exynos 8890 chipset were leaked. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has also been tipped to come with a USB Type-C port and maybe even a dual-camera setup with a 20MP primary camera. Samsung has also filed a patent for a pressure sensitive display, similar to 3D Touch that is found on the Apple iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus. The company has been working on the technology since April 2014. The patent describes the way in which a software will react based on the pressure that is applied to the phone’s display. The amount of pressure being applied to the display will be measured through the corresponding voltage. It is possible that this new technology may feature on the upcoming flagship device, especially considering that its competitors like Apple and Huawei have already introduced pressure sensitive displays on their smartphones.

Source: Sammobile

Samsung Galaxy S6 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price:
Release Date: 27 Mar 2015
Variant: 32GB
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    5.1" (1440 x 2560)
  • Camera Camera
    16 | 5 MP
  • Memory Memory
    32 GB/3 GB
  • Battery Battery
    2550 mAh
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Shrey Pacheco

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