January 20th, 2016, 20:52 PM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs Leak Online
Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 have been circulating for months, but a new report reveals spec details about the handset, which is expected to make its debut next month at Mobile World Congress.
PhoneArena recently spotted a post from the popular benchmark app AnTuTu on the Chinese social media site Weibo revealing specs for the Galaxy S7. Sporting a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor, the handset — codenamed SM-G930F — will reportedly have a 5.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front shooter, and 4GB of RAM, according to the report.
"Since this is reportedly the Exynos 8890 version, it would be great to know the final benchmark tally, but AnTuTu is warning that the phone is currently still in the testing phase, so they might report the specific test run scores later on," PhoneArena reported.
In the U.S., the Galaxy S7 will reportedly run the new Snapdragon 820 from Qualcomm; look for the Exynos in the international versions.
As for the rear camera, that 12-megapixel claim may seem low (especially given that the Galaxy S6 (pictured) has a 16-megapixel main shooter), but it corroborates a November PhoneArena report saying that Samsung may change up its phone camera strategy to focus on "larger sensors with smaller resolution" instead of just trying to up its megapixel count every year.
Other rumors, however, indicate that the Galaxy S7 will have a 20-megapixel rear camera, so we'll just have until MWC for final details.
As for what else we can expect from the Galaxy S7, rumors suggest that it will offer a force-touch feature like that on the iPhone 6s . The handset will also reportedly mark the return of the microSD slot after it was nixed in this year's Galaxy S6 and Note 5.