A Samsung employee disclosed more details regarding the much-rumored and highly anticipated Galaxy S7, revealing a hybrid dual SIM slot and a waterproof design, to name a few.
First things first, a slew of rumors have been making rounds on the Internet for quite a while now, suggesting that the upcoming Samsung flagship will have a microSD slot and will house the impressive home-built Exynos 8890.
This time, the news came about courtesy of Naver (translated), an Internet content service provider based in South Korea, which the aforementioned employee reportedly informed regarding the upcoming Samsung flagship.
Here's a short list of what the Samsung employee divulged:
To sport a premium look, all variations of the Galaxy S7 are said to use a black chassis. According to Naver, it's apparently marketed as All Black.
Dust And Waterproof
A quick history about the Galaxy S series: The dust- and water-resistant design started with the Galaxy S5, and it had an IP67 certification, making it capable of withstanding sweat, sand and dust. When the S6 came along, the idea was dropped, notably along with the removable battery and microSD slot.
Now, it looks like Samsung is taking things up a notch, as the Galaxy S7 is allegedly going to be dust and waterproof.
The camera on the Galaxy S7 is purportedly going to be downsized from 16 MP to 12 MP with an f/1.7 aperture, where Samsung appears to be focusing on sensor size and capacity instead of cramming in as much megapixels as possible.
Also, it seems that the smartphone maker is using the slogan "On the Night" to appeal to potential customers, suggesting that the S7 will be able to take clear and vivid photos even at night or in low-light conditions.
Similar to Canon DSLR cameras, it will be fitted with a dual-pixel AF function, which can considerably improve the colors of photos and reduce noise. To top them all off, the camera hump will be bidding adieu.
Hybrid Dual SIM Slot
It seems that the rumors about a microSD slot just got another layer to back up their claims, but it's in the form of a hybrid dual SIM slot. As mentioned earlier, Samsung removed expandable storage support from the S6 and other models in the same range, so this is definitely big news to a lot of Samsung flagship owners.
The Samsung employee didn't go into details regarding the battery, but there's a pretty good chance that it will have a longer-lasting pack. It's said to be a bit thicker and heavier compared to the S6, but the weight difference will be unnoticeable.
The smartphone will be available in black, silver, white or gold, and the informant notes that more colors could possibly roll out in the future.
The Internet is starting to become a trove of Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors. Some even suggest that it will come in 5.1-inch, 5.5-inch and 6-inch flat and curved variants. At any rate, these are all rumors, and what do we do with them? We take them with the proverbial grain of salt.
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