The anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship due next year will reportedly feature a microSD card slot, something that was missing with the company’s flagships this year.
Notably, Samsung for the first time ditched microSD card support in this year’s flagship handsets – theGalaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. This resulted in a backlash from many loyal Samsung users, who had come to expect storage expandability support from its previous generation flagship models, and likened the new models to Apple’s iPhone models. Notably, all of this year’s Samsug flagships came with 32GB of inbuilt storage.
The report coming from Samsung HD Blog website also talks about the upcoming flagship smartphone’s display. As per the report, the rumoured Galaxy S7 will house a 5.2-inch display. It adds that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will also launch alongside the Galaxy S7. The Edge variant will include a larger 5.7-inch curved edge display. It adds that the display will be curved from the top and bottom as well, and not just on either side as seen in current ‘Edge’ models from the company.
From the past leaks and rumours, Samsung Galaxy S7 will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC under-the-hood in some markets, and the newly unveiled Exynos 8890 SoC in other markets. It is also rumoured to sport 3D Touch-like pressure sensitive display, similar to what we have seen in Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
A magnesium alloy build for the smartphone is also rumoured. The build is said to make the smartphone sturdier than before and carry a more premium feel. The glass back panel would stay the same as seen with Galaxy S6 and other high-end Samsung handsets this year.
The recently announced Britecell camera sensor, with enhanced low light capabilities, is also rumoured to ship first with the Galaxy S7.