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Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date, Specs and Rumors

( [email protected] ) Nov 20, 2015 04:53 PM EST
Samsung always makes a splash every year with its flagship phone, the Galaxy S series.  This year, there was an S6 edition with a little Edge to it, not to mention an Edge +.  Everyone is wondering what the Galaxy S7 will have to offer its new users, and this is what is known about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date, Specs, and Rumors.
What the Samsung Galaxy S7 could look like. Tech Radar

Samsung always makes a splash every year with its flagship phone, the Galaxy S series.  This year, there was an S6 edition with a little Edge to it, not to mention an Edge +.  Everyone is wondering what the Galaxy S7 will have to offer its new users, and this is what is known about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date, Specs, and Rumors. 

So far, what we know of the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7, according to Tech Radar.  It looks like the screen will be redesigned to compensate for an 8K world, which is going to be very important if Samsung expects the Gear VR to work with this.  Yes, we could be headed for a VR age, and Samsung wants to be ready for it. 

From the proposed picture from Tech Rader shown here, it looks like the Galaxy S7 will be a little bit wider than the dimension ratios used on other smartphones.    There is also talk that the screen will go to the edge, both of them.  Sure, the S6 Edge has that decorative curve, but some real developments are going to happen with it now.  There have been rumors that it could have a 5.7-inch screen, which would be very large.  Others have said it will come in two sizes, a 5.2-inch screen, and a 5.8-inch screen, with at least one of them having a 4K display. 

There will also be some serious iris scanning technology to replace the fingerprint scanners that have quickly become a standard for smartphones.  This means that it will have dual hi-res scanning cameras on the front, with enhanced aperture, meaning that just turning on the phone screen will be enough to ID the user. 

There are also talks of improving the speakers with bass-rich ones on the top and bottom to use Samsung's omni-sound technology.  As far as the camera is concerned, Samsung might actually downgrade the number of pixels just to improve on the camera's sensor and how it deals with light. 

As for the operating system, of course, it will come out of the box with Marshmallow, which still probably won't be on most Samsung's devices by the time it is released.  On board should be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is expected to be one of the biggest on phones in 2016. 

According to Gotta Be Mobile, there were unconfirmed reports that Samsung wanted to fast-track the release date to January, rather than release and launch its new phone in March or April 2015.  There will always be "early release" rumors when it comes to smartphones, tablets, laptops, or any other electronic device. 

If these rumors were true, then this would mean that the Galaxy S7 could show up at CES 2016.  The same rumors happened with the S6 at CES 2015, but it didn't show up until Mobile World Congress (MWC).  I think it is safe to assume that the Galaxy S7 won't show up until March of 2016, around the time of MWC held annually in Barcelona.