Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is the next big thing to look forward to from the company, and even though the handset isn’t set for launch until Spring of 2016, the rumor mills is turning and new reports about specs are emerging. The Galaxy S7 release date is pegged for February or March 2016, when Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 and its edge-counterpart, the Galaxy S7 Edge. Apparently, at least one of the variants of the flagship will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, further cementing the relationship between the chip maker and smartphone maker.
According to a report from China which was intercepted by Reuters, Samsung will be using the Snapdragon 820 CPU in at least one variant of the Galaxy S7. The company unveiled last Winter that it would not be using the Snapdragon 810 CPU in the Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues that the chipset was experiencing. The company continued to reinforce the fact that the relationship they have with Qualcomm should not be impacted by this decision in the long run.
Samsung is keeping that promise apparently, by using the Snapdragon 820 equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 in the Galaxy S7. The report suggest that the U.S. and Chinese variants of the phone will use Qualcomm’s chipset, while the rest of the available models will run on a new Exynos 8890 chip that the South Korean company has been working on.
Although there’s still a long time to wait before the Galaxy S7 is revealed, rumors and reports about its specs and features have already emerged. While the report picked up by Reuters is reliable, the rest of the specs should be taken with a grain of salt. It seems that the Galaxy S7 will be launched in two or more variants, one with a 5.2-inch display, one with a 5.8-inch display and another one with an edge display similar to that of the Galaxy Note Edge, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus.
The handset will most likely feature 3 GB and 4 GB RAM depending on storage configuration, which will range from 32 GB to 256 GB. Design-wise, the Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a metal unibody and a fingerprint sensor, but a new edge design is also anticipated for the Edge model of the handset. Until more information about the handset comes to light, fans can still enjoy the freshly released Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus.