The Galaxy S6 was announced six months ago, which means that, in another six months, the Galaxy S7 will be on its way. Already, we’re starting to see some interesting information pop up on “the next Galaxy,” courtesy of AnTuTu.
First, the Galaxy S7 looks to have a Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440p) display, matching that of the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5, not to mention that of the Galaxy Note 4 from last year. The display size at 5.7 inches looks to make a return as well, so Samsung seems keen on preserving the “edge Plus” moniker in its lineup. If you remember, the Galaxy S6 edge Plus (officially written “S6 edge+”) has a 5.7-inch display – and it’s the only Galaxy S phone featuring the same size display as the Galaxy Note lineup. The 16MP back camera and 5MP front camera seem to make a return to the lineup, too, if the latest leaked benchmarks and phone information are correct. 4GB of RAM will return, which isn’t surprising, but here, we see a 64GB device being tested instead of a 32GB model – which could imply that Samsung may double the device storage when it announces the next-generation Galaxy.
The codename for the project is “Lucky,” and, as the word implies, makes the number “7” the perfect number (which explains why the Galaxy S7 is declared “Project Lucky”). Both handsets are running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but, in contrast to before, whereas the Galaxy S6 and Note5 run octa-core processors with 2.1Ghz high-power cores and 1.5Ghz low-power cores, the new handsets are running with clocked speeds of 1.4Ghz (a major drop in clocked speeds). One device, codenamed “Samsung LUCKY-LTE,” has eight cores as opposed to the four cores of the other device containing a processor with the label “MSM8996.” The “MSM” labeling matches that of other Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, so we assume that Samsung is testing out the processor on a Galaxy S7 prototype.
While we cannot assume that these specs will be the final specs for the Galaxy S7, we’ve often seen tested benchmarks that eventually arrive under a new name. So, with that said, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this become the Galaxy S7.
What it means for many, though, is that you may not need to worry about getting the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, or even Note5, since the Galaxy S7 will sport many of the same specs. This is just a rumor, but it seems as though Samsung is looking to release 5.8-inch and 5.1-inch variants of the device, while leaving us to wonder if both display sizes indicate Samsung’s decision to ditch the regular Galaxy S model and make the “edge” the only trademark design for its 2016 flagship.