Jan 4th, 2016

You can’t blame a company for not being able to keep a tight lid on plans these days. Another series of Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks have turned up to help paint a more accurate picture of what to expect when the device arrives (which is said to be happening as soon as next month).

For starters, the front panel for the device seems to have leaked. If real, this component would look to confirm that Samsung is going with more of a rectangular shape for the home button than the oval we’re used to. It’s also a little wider while being a bit shorter than previous iterations.

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But that’s only if it’s real. One reason to take this leak with a huge grain of salt is that the Samsung Galaxy S6’s light and proximity sensors were on the opposite side of the speaker grill from the front-facing camera. This was also the case in the early leaked renders we saw based on CAD drawings. In this leak, they’re on the same side. We don’t know any good reason why Samsung would choose to change things up, especially since rumors have suggested that we’re getting a near-identical design.

Moving on, another leak purportedly gives us a look at the Samsung Galaxy S7’s specs. The image — originally posted by SamMobile — tells of a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 12.2 megapixel camera, QHD resolution, 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner. That all sounds pretty normal.

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One interesting bit is that this device is also showing a display size of 5.71 inches. We know Samsung is looking to bring out a phablet alternative for the Samsung Galaxy S7 around the same time that the normal variant launches, but we’d heard it wouldn’t stretch beyond 5.5 inches. Using a 5.7-inch panel does seem to make sense, though, as Samsung is likely already mass producing a ton of these for use in the Galaxy Note line. also seem to be lining up with what we’re hearing.

We know Samsung is looking to bring out a phablet alternative for the Samsung Galaxy S7 around the same time that the normal variant launches, but we’d heard it wouldn’t stretch beyond 5.5 inches. Using a 5.7-inch panel does seem to make sense, though, as Samsung is likely already mass producing a ton of these for use in the Galaxy Note line. also seem to be lining up with what we’re hearing.

That said, rumors are rumors, and we always advise you not to put too much stock into them until we hear from Samsung themselves. How are you feeling about the way this thing is shaping up to be?

[via NWE]

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