Cases leaked for the Galaxy S7 — no USB Type-C in sight

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Rumors are abundant in regards to Samsung’s coming flagship Galaxy S7. Four different models are said to be arriving in March —  less than four months from now. It’s been speculated that the manufacturer will let their larger Galaxy Note series adopt the Plus name from their Edge counterparts. Instead of a Galaxy Note 6, we might see Galaxy S7 Plus. Today a leak of phone cases for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus further strengthens these rumors.

The purported picures of these cases have leaked out of China. It might not be a confirmation on the two phones’ final design, but it might indicate what to expect. Leaks like this one are commonplace for Samsung and other high-end manufacturers. Most noteable is the lack of a USB Type-C port at the bottom; instead we see a Micro USB port. One writer from the site says that the cases will be available for order in January. A USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 technology allows for both faster transfer speeds and charging.

Hardware specifications for the Galaxy S7 are rumored to come in two different versions: one with a Snapdragon 820 and another with Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor. Recent leaked benchmarks from the device suggests these rumors are true. Its GPU is supposedly an Adreno 530, supported by 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. Those same specifications suggested it sticks to the Galaxy S6’s 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.


The camera is a major point of discussion for the community. While the previously mentioned rumors give us an idea of what might come, other rumors are also circulating. One rumor from November says that the phone will either come equipped with a 12MP lens equipped with a more light sensitive sensor at 1/2.0” and dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology. This could be an indication towards a trademark filed by Samsung for something called Britecell. Considering the seeming play on words that are obviously reminiscent of “Bright cell,” it goes well with the rumor and brings some credibility.

Further murmurings suggests that Samsung wants to make use of both its own 20-megapixel sensor and Sony’s IMX300 at 23 megapixel. Finally, there’s a rumor that the Galaxy S7 will use a dual-camera array with two different sensors; one sensor for color and another for light.

Samsung’s latest model is also believed to be the first release in a yearly flagship release cycle for the manufacturer.

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