New details regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge continue to leak ahead of the company's Feb. 21 Unpacked event. A new report from a reliable source reveals pricing, screen sizes, and the return of a microSD slot.
When Samsung unveiled last year's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the company received rave reviews for its new design aesthetic. The move to a premium glass and metal build pleased Android smartphone fans that craved top of the line specs and a design that would be able to go head to head with Apple's metal-clad iPhone lineup.
While Samsung was praised for its new design prowess, it came with two significant drawbacks the company had long criticized Apple for. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge no longer featured a removable batteries or allowed users to expand internal storage via the standard microSD expansion slot that appeared on all of their predecessors. These two omissions caused some backlash but it looks like the company is ready to bring back one of those features.
SamMobile is reporting that one of its trusted sources, who has offered the site solid information in the past, has revealed a few new details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The pair will continue to use a premium glass and metal build and also include the much-loved microSD expansion slot, which will certainly come in handy when using the rumored high-end 12-megapixel rear camera coupled with the company's new Britecell camera sensor and 4K video recording support.
The site's source claims Samsung will ship the Galaxy S7 with a 5.1-inch display, like last year's S6, while the Galaxy S7 edge will adopt a larger 5.5-inch screen. Recent reports have claimed the Galaxy S7 would actually use a 5.2-inch display.
When it comes to pricing for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the source claims that the 32 GB Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be priced at around 699 and 799 EUR, or $752 and $859 in the U.S. The smarpthones are expected to be released shortly after their Feb. 21 event.
We should file this in the rumor category for now, considering that new details about both devices have been leaking on an almost daily basis. We'll keep you posted as always whenever we hear any new information.