Samsung Galaxy S7 Leaks BIG TIME, Looks IDENTICAL To Galaxy S6

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There’s been a bunch of leaks concerning the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 EDGE in recent months. Specs. Hardware. Images — we’ve seen them all. But today, a video has leaked showing off the handset in full. And that, ladies and gents, is about as good as leaks can get. 

It also makes sense too: Samsung held “secret” pre-briefings in London today for the Galaxy S7 where select journalists were given early access to the handset ahead of its official unveiling on February 21. Our invite must have got lost in the post, though, because this the first time we’ve clapped eyes on Samsung’s 2016 flagship handset. 

As you can see in the video, the Galaxy S7 looks identical to last year’s Galaxy S6 — but this was expected. Samsung altered the design pretty radically last year, completely overhauling the look and feel of the device, as well as its build materials, so no one was really expecting anything too radical this time around. 

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According to the leaker, the Galaxy S7 DOES feature microSD-support as expected, although the battery isn’t quite as big as we’d hoped — the Galaxy S7 will use a 3000mAh setup (the Galaxy S6 had a 2800mAh). 

“According to our source,” says Android Authority, the source of the leak, “the Samsung Galaxy S7 is to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Other specs include an IP68 (or IP67) rating, a 12 MP camera, a 2800 mAh battery, and microSD support.”

The LG G5, by comparison, couldn’t be more different. A recent leak of the handset, again, snagged by Android Authority, shows the handset’s rumoured “Magic Slot” — a place where users will be apparently able to stick modules, similar to what Google is attempting with its Project Ara, just on a smaller, more focussed scale. 

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The G5’s module sits at the base of the handset, as you can see below, which Android Authority reckons is a camera module: “while this module clearly has no camera lens, it’s possible it adds additional features to the G5’s existing camera lens, along with a bigger battery. That would mean the dial might be a control dial or zoom, the button to the right of the dial could be a power button and the larger button to the left of the dial definitely looks like a shutter button to me.”

The handset won’t support USB Type-C, either, apparently. The source did not say why, however. Perhaps Samsung isn’t quite conceived by the present utility offered by the new charging standard. As a Nexus 6P user I do understand this somewhat after leaving my USB TYPE C cable at home and then traveling to a friend’s for the weekend. Hello, no phone ALL WEEKEND!

Anyway, that’s enough from us: here’s the Galaxy S7 IN THE FLESH! Enjoy: 

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