Latest Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Appears In Live Video Ahead Of Official Announcement

Android fans who are looking for the latest Samsung Galaxy phones have only a week more to wait as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are on their way.

As Samsung’s Unpacked press conference and the Mobile World Congress (MWC) draw near, people are getting more excited about what the Korean tech giant has in store for its fans.

Just a few days away from the official announcement, Android Authority managed to get its hands on a short video showcasing the Galaxy S7. In the clip, the maker of the video confirmed the rumors that the upcoming Samsung flagships would bring back the microSD card slot.

Check Out the Leaked Video of the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7

In addition to the card slot, the video also showed the bottom portion of the device, which displayed the microUSB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and some other sensors to keep the device running at tiptop shape.

There were previous rumors claiming that the upcoming Android flagship may take the USB Type-C route because a lot of other manufacturers have decided to leave microUSB ports behind.

If the video indeed showed a Galaxy S7, then that means Samsung has decided to stick to the more popular port.

A few years back, the Korean manufacturer jumped on to the USB 3.0 port ship too early, and was surprised to see that no other major smartphone maker adopted it. The company may have learned its lesson and is now waiting until USB Type-C becomes the norm.

The video also shows that there won’t be any front-mounted speakers on the Galaxy S7, and possibly even the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Overall, the alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 that appears in the video looks pretty much like the Galaxy S6. It has glass panels to cover the front and back of the smartphone, while a metal frame surrounds it for added protection.

As far as the phone’s internals are concerned, the Samsung flagships would come in two variants – one that is powered by an Exynos 8890 chipset that the Korean tech giant made itself, or the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to boast a 5.1-inch display with a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, while the S7 Edge will feature the same dual-edge 5.7-inch display with the same resolution.

The microSD card slot, which the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge did not have, will make a comeback this year, to expand the 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage of the new latest Samsung Galaxy phones.

The two flagship smartphones will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, reportedly with a lighter version of TouchWiz UI.

In the camera department, Samsung has opted for a slightly lower resolution camera with a better sensor. The two Galaxy S7 phones will allegedly have a 12MP BRITCELL snapper with f/1.7 aperture, while a 5MP front-facing camera will enable users to capture wide-angle selfies.

Finally, the last set of rumored specs includes dual-SIM compatibility and a bigger 3,600mAh battery, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documents.

As far as features, Samsung is rumored to bring back water and dust resistance to its upcoming flagships. The tight competition in the Android market is slowly pushing Samsung, and other manufacturers for that matter, to include as many helpful features as possible in their phones.

The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are set to be announced on Feb. 21, and would be showcased next week during the MWC event in Barcelona.

Three weeks after their announcement, both Samsung Galaxy devices are set to make their market debuts on March 11 for consumers who have pre-ordered.

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