Samsung is due to announce its latest duo of flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress later this month, but exactly a week before the unveiling, alleged official photos of the Samsung Galaxy Edge have appeared online.
Evan Blass of @evleaks has done it again after he posted a set of gorgeous official renders of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Valentine’s Day.
The images show the upcoming flagship device with three classic colors: silver, black, and gold.
If these three will indeed be the only colors available for the S7 Edge, it means that the Korean manufacturer is veering from the multiple colors of its previous flagships. Other color options that Samsung offered in the past included blue, emerald green, and white.
Once again, @evleaks provided the first official images of the Galaxy S7 Edge, which it described in a Twitter post as “eye candy.”
Rumored Galaxy S7 Edge Specs
Aside from the color options that were revealed on Twitter, other details that were leaked over the past weeks include the smartphone’s internals as well as its display and size.
Alleged specs of the Galaxy S7 Edge include a 5.7-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, a whopping 4GB of RAM, and either a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 chipset, depending on the region where it will be released.
The smartphone is also expected to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and sport a bigger 3,600mAh battery for longer daytime use.
New post on my blog: Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S7 will have 3600 mAh battery! https://t.co/86QBN11x1p
— Kevin The Tech Ninja (@TechNinjaSpeaks) February 9, 2016
Samsung may also push and promote some features that will arrive at the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge for the first time, such as an “Always on Display” campaign that describes ambient light display.
This technology allows the device to display the time at all times, even if the user isn’t using the smartphone. However, the problem with ambient light display is that it is considered an old technology in the smartphone world.
— 9to5Google (@9to5Google) February 9, 2016
Other smartphone makers such as LG, Motorola, and Lenovo (Motorola) have been using this feature to allow their smartphones to display details even when the entire screen is inactive.
To give a more solid comparison, this technology has already appeared on Nokia’s N8 flagship phone, which was launched back in 2010.
When Will It Be Available?
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, together with its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S7, will be unveiled on February 21. The two devices will also be showcased in the upcoming MWC event in Barcelona in the following days.
Pre-orders for the two devices will kick off right after they are announced, and until supplies last in March 10. Those who plan to pre-order will reportedly receive Gear VR goggles for free. They will also receive their ordered smartphone as early as March 11.
So sick, Anyone who preorders the S7 gets a free GearVR – https://t.co/QVlvgMTANq
— theGunrun (@theGunrun) February 11, 2016
While it is impossible to know the exact price of the new Samsung flagships, a Slashgear report estimated that the Galaxy S7 could be priced at $650-700, while its bigger, edgier brother will cost around $750-800.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are Samsung’s answers to a mobile industry that is becoming more and more saturated with more affordable but good-quality devices. The Korean tech giant has decided to bring back some useful features that will definitely be a treat to the company’s loyal fan base.
Some of these details are the waterproof case and the removable SD card slot, which were both non-existent in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. In order for Samsung to continue competing with cheaper devices that offer similar functionality, it should bring back the simple, yet useful features for the average Android user.
Zauba lists a slew of waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7 parts, but it probably means water-resistant https://t.co/dRfvLGkmiR
— Pocketnow (@Pocketnow) February 9, 2016
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