The Samsung Galaxy S7: Hitchhiker’s Guide To Your Galaxy

The S6 made it’s way onto our shelves on march 2015 and sold around 45 million of its kind around the world, and only a few months later there has been some speculation as to how or what Samsung are going to be doing with their latest addition to the Galaxy family – The Samsung Galaxy S7. The cover image is a Galaxy S7 concept created by igalaxys7.com to give you an idea of how it may look like.

Much like Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this will be your complete guide to the S7 where we will be focusing on numerous aspects: Estimated Release Date, Cost, Camera, Design and Build, Software, Processor, Memory, and Storage. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the ‘Galaxy.’

Release Date

Normally with Samsung it is quite easy to predict the release dates. Samsung tends to announce the phone very close to MWC, the smartphone & tablet focused tech show in Barcelona which takes place every year in March. some people are speculating that we could have it as early as January 2016, but can a phone that’s meant to surpass its predecessor and the new iPhone S6 be made in a matter of a few months? The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are set for a mid-March US release after an announcement timed for Mobile World Congress in late February.

Cost

Unlike the release date, the cost of the newest smartphone is hardly ever leaked, with this is mind, let us go back and take a look at the S6 which was a staggering £599 when it first was introduced leaving us little question as to how much the s7 will actually be, if like the S6 Edge (with the covered screen) an estimate would be £649. However, we’ll just have to wait and see if we’re correct.

Camera

As for the Camera, it is strange to hear that it might consist of a 12.2 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. Considering the S6 has a 16 megapixel rear camera, it sounds like a downgrade. However, it can be that the camera on the S7 comes with a higher quality sensor and larger pixels.

Design and Build

With the Release of the Galaxy s6 we feel like Samsung had finally got the design right, by moving to a combination of metal and glass resulting in a device that really feels premium, and with cost of nearly £600 do you really want something made out of plastic?

There have been leaked images of the S7, Showing a similar design as the S6 and with some very detailed Dimensions – 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94mm – which is basically identical to the S6. However, another model found looks set to eclipse all other smartphones on the market with Dimensions of – 163.32 x 82.01 x 7.82mm. In addition, new rumors are suggesting that the screen will be a 5.7 inch 2560×1440 display.

Instead of Samsung having their usual circular button, they have gone with a square home button instead. Also, rather than the expected reversible USB, Samsung are going with a micro-USB port. So, some big changes are coming with the S7.

Software

There is nothing to say yet about the software the s7 will be using when it is launched, however is fair to say that it will come pre-loaded  with Android M. Google will be launching there newest mobile operating system, which we assume will be on the S7.

Processor, Memory, and Storage

There is some speculation as to what processor the S7 will have, be it Samsung’s very own processor or move back to Qualcomm. Although Samsung are using their very own Exynos chip in the Galaxy S6, returning back to SnapDragon is an option. Samsung is thought to be working with Qualcomm on manufacturing the SnapDragon 820 with 3GHz Kyro CPU cores so it could be a joint effort on this one.

Some sources say that Samsung is already testing SnapDragon 820 for the s7. Comparing this with SnapDragon 810, 820 has 35 percent over the old Processor, so high hopes for the s7. Moreover, the S7 will benefit from Adreno 530 graphics and LP-DDR4 RAM support with this chip inside.

Again, there have been rumors filling the air that the S7 will have 6GB of RAM, However whether this is true or not, we do not know, it will probably be more like 4GB of RAM. Storage space will most likely be around 32GB just like the Galaxy S6.

Final Thoughts

So, that’s it, we’ve looked at many of the things that may or may not come with the S7, the only thing to say is it looks like a promising phone. Whether you’re an Android or an iOS fan, it’s clear to see that Samsung has finally put the nail in the coffin and is making a phone they can be proud to call their own. The only question is, Will it end the war between Android and iOS, only time will tell.