An internal source has revealed that Samsung’s 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones have newer and enlarged features when compared to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge rolled out last year, and this includes microSD slots and IP67 dust-and-water-resistance certifications among other things.
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Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had 5.1 inch display size, but S7 is said to also have that same display size while S7 Edge will have 5.5 inch display size. The resolutions of these phones will be 1440 x 2560 quad HD with Super AMOLED screens, but it is revealed that the flagships for 2016 will have the always-on display (AOD) function.
The source revealed that S7 will have a 3000mAh battery size while the S7 Edge has a 3600mAh battery, although the batteries for the 2015’s S6 and S6 Edge were 2550mAh and 2600mAh respectively. It is also added that it will take 2 hours of wireless charging to fully empower the S7 and 2.2 hours to energize the S7 Edge.
It is rumored that the new flagships will be powered by a Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chip.
According to the source, the camera of the new S7 and S7 Edge will be 12 megapixels against the 16 megapixels featured in the S6 and S6 Edge smartphones for last year, but it revealed that the f/1.7 lens aperture of the new phones is very excellent in low light situations. The front camera remains unchanged at 5 megapixel resolution.
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It is expected that the new smartphones will be released shortly before the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2016; and it will be rolled out to all markets in March. The colors are said to be gold, white, and black.