With the advent of MWC 2016, we are coming across leaks consistently and the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been the star of our leaks many times. In today’s leak we come across some valuable insights into one of the many variants of the flagship that Samsung has to offer.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will indefinitely come in many variants including the premium “Edge” edition and the one leaked today is codenamed as SM-G930F. Anututu points out that this version (and presumably all versions) of the Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1 inch Quad HD display which is probably Super AMOLED (that should be treated as a positive). It also lists the handset to be powered by Samsung’s home-brewed chipset, the Exynos 8890.
Samsung’s Exynos has Come a Long Way
Certainly, the Exynos series has come a long way and for Qualcomm to outsource its own Snapdragon 820 chipset to be produced under Samsung’s FinFet production facility is a testament to that. But that’s not to say that this will be the only chipset powering the Galaxy S7 and it’s highly probably that the Snapdragon 820 variant will be offered as the standard model in some parts of the world which is a testament to Qualcomm’s connectivity and network prowess.
The RAM on the S7 is listed to be 4 GB, which is quite expected as the 2 GB has become a basic offering now. But what surprised us was the generous amount of internal memory which is listed to be 64 GB. We feel the model specified here could be a mid-range variant rather than a base line model.
While everything on this leaked spec list may sound like “more” compared to the previous Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S6, the camera, however, is not and that’s a good thing. The rear camera on the S7 is a 12 MP shooter.
It appears as though the leading brands have started realizing that more pixels do not mean better performance and if Samsung could pull out something the Nexus line up did with its 12-megapixel camera, then paint us impressed. However, Samsung has decided to stick with the 5 mp unit for the front facing camera.
Where is the Antutu Score?
If you have made it this far, then we are sure the facts and the details would have smudged your expectation of the Antutu score, but if you have just skipped the entire write up and jumped to the bottom (and we don’t blame you for that, we can understand how occupied people can be) then we are sure you expect to see a score. Well, unfortunately, there were no scores posted on Weibo, only the information about the handset was outed.
MWC is just a couple of days away, we guess we can all suppress our anticipation till that. We will update this site with more information as it flows in, so don’t forget to subscribe.