The Samsung Galaxy S7 should be at least half a year away, if not more, seeing as the South Korean company has just launched a pretty extensive portfolio of devices: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy A line-up, Galaxy E line-up, Galaxy J line-up and Galaxy Z line-up. With so many choices already available, people are a bit skeptical about the future of Samsung and the Galaxy S7, as the smartphone market becomes oversaturated. It looks like Samsung doesn’t care about the market too much, as the Galaxy S7 release date is said to be set for earlier than anyone could expect.
In a report from reputable SamMobile, with sources said to be insiders as well as GeekBench benchmarks, the Galaxy S7 is mentioned as Project Lucky (the Galaxy S6 was Project Zero) and its specs and features are detailed. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S7 release date should be expected earlier, maybe in February or even January, as the rapid release of smartphones from the company doesn’t seem to stop. We don’t know who is going to buy all these expensive phones, but hey, Samsung thinks it’s profitable, so there must be something to it.
In the report, the Galaxy S7 appears as a massive handset when it comes to performance and with multiple different variants available. Apparently, the company will be using both the Snapdragon 820 SoC and the Exynos 8890 SoC from its own manufacturing line. With those specs, either one, RAM amount should be at 4 GB and internal storage should be between 32 GB and 128 GB, or even more.
The Galaxy S7 display will most likely stay at 5.1 or 5.2 inches, but sources say the handset will sport 4K resolution no matter what. With Sony launching the first 4K smartphone in the form of the Xperia Z5 Premium, we’re sure Samsung is feeling a bit left behind and is definitely working on implementing 4K in its next flagship. While there aren’t many uses for 4K resolution on a smartphone right now, things could change very rapidly in the world of tech.
The Galaxy S7 might even see the return of an important feature that many people have been craving for ever since it was taken away: microSD slot. According to SamMobile, Samsung is trying to bring back microSD, but the challenge is difficult and we might not see it in the end, due to the advanced storage tech that the company uses and is not compatible with microSD storage. A removable battery is out of the question, but at least we’re positive wireless- and fast charging will be part of the configuration.
Samsung is appreciated for their high-end camera sensors, and the company will most likely once again tout that ability in the Galaxy S7 camera, which is supposedly going to measure 20 MP and features interesting new tools like an “all lens cover”, which could translate to numerous new things. Optical image stabilization and laser autofocus have also been dropped as tips in our mailbox, and they sound pretty plausible. As usual, heart rate sensor and fingerprint sensor will be crucial parts of the design of the phone, but when it comes to the actual appearance of the Galaxy S7. we don’t know anything.
With the Galaxy S7 release date uncertain, but apparently close, we can’t help but wonder if this is a bubble as with stocks. Samsung is releasing too many handsets in too short of an amount of time, and they’re not the only one. We know there are about 8 billion people in the world, but most of them already have smartphones, a large portion of them having bought theirs this year. I don’t know who has the cash and the patience to upgrade their smartphone each and every year, but I find it pointless. Regardless, we’re curious to see what Samsung is planning with Project Lucky aka the Galaxy S7, but we hope to wait at least 8 months to find out.