We are just under a week to the official unveiling of Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone family. As such, it is only natural that as we enter the homestretch we get to know almost every tiny details about the device(s). The rumour mill has lived up to its billing and thanks to the usual faces, we at least, know how much the Galaxy S7 and its curved screen sibling, the Galaxy S7 Edge, will look like and even cost.
Serial leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) took to Twitter [1, 2] to share the colours of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Both devices will come in at least 3 colour variations at launch: gold, silver/grey and black. As is always the case with Samsung, additional colour options should be expected to become available later on.
An earlier report on German site Tweakers.net [requires translation] had put the price of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at €700 and €800 respectively.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to pack a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, 32 GB internal storage, 4 GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 processor, a 3,000mAh battery and run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to feature similar specifications with the only difference being a larger 5.5-inch display and a beefier 3,600mAh battery. Both devices will have a 12-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor on the front for selfies. The ability to expand memory using a microSD card will be making a comeback after being abandoned last year. Galaxy S7/S7 Edge users will be able to expand memory up to a theoretical 200 gigabytes. Ingress Protection (IP) for water and dust resistance is also making a comeback to the Galaxy S lineup for the first time since 2014.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to go on sale in March in various markets around the world.