Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal has posted a detailed report on the new features that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with.
The report claims that Samsung will be offering the Galaxy S7 in a premium curved-variant version dubbed the Galaxy S7 edge just like it did with the Galaxy S6. The new Galaxies, however, will be “less striking” than their predecessor and retain largely the same design as them.
One of the new features on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be a press sensitive touchscreen that will work similar to how 3D Touch on the new iPhones work.
Keeping up with the Nexus lineup, the Galaxy S7 will come with a USB Type-C port with fast charging technology. Compared to the fast charging technology found on the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7 will be able to charge even faster. The report claims that the handset would be able to have a “full day’s charge in under 30 minutes and in some cases significantly faster than that.”
Surprisingly, as per the report the Galaxy S7 will come with a microSD card slot, with the edge variant missing it for some reason. Interestingly, the report claims that Samsung is also mulling on using a retina scanner on some variants of the Galaxy S7. However, the feature is still not confirmed whether it will be present in the final variant of the handset or not.
Samsung will also be optimising the camera performance of Galaxy S7 especially in low-light. The Galaxy S6 already offered a massive improvement in terms of camera performance over the Galaxy S5, so it will be interesting to see how Samsung improves it even further. The device will not feature any camera hump on the back, unlike the Galaxy S6.
Lastly, the report claims that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge will go on sale in the United States in mid-March, and will be announced at the Mobile World Congress that will be held between Feb-22-7 next year.
[Via Wall Street Journal]