Samsung Galaxy S7 specs, release date: Exynos and Snapdragon 820 processors to power upcoming device


It is only four months since the launch of the S6 and S6 Edge, but rumors are now spreading about the S6’s successor, the Galaxy S7.

Reports indicate that Samsung might release two versions of the S7 next year. One will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 while the other will run on Samsung’s own Exynos processor.

According to the Tech Times, the Snapdragon 820-powered units will be shipped to the North American and other Western markets, while the Exynos-powered S7s will likely be released to the Asian markets.

The rumor first broke after a report by South Korean media outfit Dreamx, which revealed that Samsung is now testing prototypes of a device code-named “Jungfrau,” allegedly the S7, with the Snapdragon 820 processor. This is reportedly to ensure that the S7 will not suffer the overheating problems suffered by other flagship devices that were attributed to the Snapdragon 810 processor.

This is supported by a report from G for Games, which stated that a leak at the Chinese website Weibo revealed a MSM8996 CPU is being tested on the Jungfrau device.

MSM8996 is the code name for the Snapgdragon 820.

Various reports on the S7’s alleged specifications have circulated as well.

The Venture Capital Post said that the S7 will possibly feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 4k resolution and 5G network support, as well as a 30-megapixel rear and 10-megapixel front camera. It will also reportedly use holographic technology.

Expert Reviews said that the S7 will be shipped with Android Marshmallow pre-installed, and with a 2,600 mAh non-replaceable battery powering the device. The new phone is also likely to feature fast-charging capabilities using either a USB-C port or a wireless mechanism.

The website also speculated that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S7 during the MWC event, which is scheduled to take place in February 22 until 25 next year.