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Alleged Samsung employee spills on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Assuming Evan Blass is again correct and Samsung releases its next flagship in the United States on March 11, we’re going to see the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge debut next month. The launch will likely come at MWC 2016 in February, but the leaks and rumors have been happening for months and will continue through the moment we actually see Samsung unveil new hardware. Over the weekend, Nader apparently gained information regarding the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from a person that claims to be an employee of Samsung.

This person is either a grand liar or an employee who really wants to grab headlines by spilling Samsung’s plans for its upcoming phones. Actually, both of those are possible. My point is that you should be cautious in believing what follows below. And, in all honestly, the source isn’t giving anything we’re too unfamiliar with.

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The display size for the two phones will be 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. The entire chassis (which we like to call the frame) is going to be black in order to provide an upscale, premium look and feel. On the backside will be a 12MP camera, down from the 16MP module that the company used in 2015. This is because Samsung wants to focus on the sensor being used rather than megapixels, allowing them to promote the phones as nighttime photography wizards. Changes to the camera are also making it possible for Samsung to have the component flush with the rest of the device. The self-proclaimed Samsung employee did not, however, mention the Live Photos competitor.

Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be sold in at least Black, White Silver, and Gold. Surprised by that, huh?

As stated in recent weeks, Samsung will be going back to including little things that made millions of people flock to their phones. Things like the microSD card slot, water resistance, and a beefy battery are all said to be returning for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Again, all of this could’ve been stated by anyone who has followed mobile news in the last two months. Whether Nader actually spoke to a Samsung employee or not doesn’t matter because the information provided was basically a summary of everything we’ve heard to date.

Samsung will apparently be holding an event at MWC 2016 on February 21 to unveil the latest and greatest; however, LG will also being doing the same on that date. So we’re looking at two of the top Android supporters facing off with new flagships debuting within hours of each other.

Source: Nader
Via: Phone Arena


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studying marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.