Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge said to feature bigger batteries, water resistance, and more

BY Evan Selleck

Published 4 Jan 2016


The Rumor Mill can’t seem to stop spitting out revelations about Samsung’s upcoming flagship device(s), and sure enough there’s a new report to sift through.

The latest information comes from a report published by VentureBeat, citing unnamed sources to a series of details that seem to point to a moderately upgraded Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While some rumors have suggested the display sizes for the Galaxy S7 and its edge counterpart will be staggered, this new information suggests the Galaxy S7’s display will measure in at 5.1 inches, while the Galaxy S7 edge will see a screen size of 5.5 inches. The displays will still hold a resolution of 1440×2560, but they’re said to feature Always-on Display (AOD) capabilities, which should mean being able to glance at the screen to see important information without turning it on.

The devices are said to also be water resistant, and hang onto the familiar design language that was introduced with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Support for microSD cards is mentioned in the article as well.

The batteries are reportedly bigger, too. They won’t be removable, though. According to the report, the Galaxy S7’s battery will be measured in at 3000mAh, and the Galaxy S7 edge’s battery will be 3600mAh. That’s up from 2550mAh and 2600mAh, respectively, from last year’s models.

The report echoes the previous rumors that Samsung would use a 12-megapixel camera on the back of both handsets, which is indeed down from the 16-megapixel camera utilized in the Galaxy S6 lineup. This new camera is said to have an aperture of f/1.7, though, rather than the f/1.9 used in the Galaxy S6, and is said to work better in low-light situations.

Based on all the rumors, what do you think of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge so far?

[via VentureBeat]