Leaked image shows the Galaxy S7 with a 12.2 MP camera, 5.7-inch model

2016 has begun, and the launch of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will soon be upon us. The leaks are expected to start flowing in greater numbers over the next few weeks, and an image published on the web over the weekend has revealed a few specs of the 5.7-inch Snapdragon 820-powered variant of the Galaxy S7.

Let’s focus on the 5.7-inch part – rumors have said that Samsung could launch the Galaxy S7 in two different sizes. The last leak suggested a 5.5-inch version, but these specs suggest the Korean giant will stick to its traditional 5.7-inch displays. It has also been said that the company could launch three different models of the S7 with 5.1-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.7-inch displays, but we are inclined to believe there will only be two models upon launch. One could be a regular S7 with a 5.1-inch display, and the other an S7 edge with a screen that is 0.6 inches larger.

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As for the camera, the image shows a 12.2-megapixel sensor for the device, supporting a previous rumor. This sensor is expected to have a larger pixel size than Samsung’s current 16-megapixel cameras, which is something we hope is true if the megapixel count will be taking a dive. However, Samsung’s recently announced Britecell sensor has a smaller pixel size, so we will have to wait and see what specifications the Galaxy S7′s camera will carry. The front camera is listed as a 5-megapixel sensor; this will hopefully change to 8-megapixel on the final unit, similar to the recently launched Galaxy A9.

The image also lists specs that don’t surprise – 4GB of RAM, Quad HD display resolution, a fingerprint sensor, and the Snapdragon 820 CPU. At this point, there is just too much information on the S7 swirling around, but things should get clearer as we move closer to Samsung’s Unpacked event. The Galaxy lineup saw drastic changes in 2015, and it’s possible Samsung will be making things more interesting this year.

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Richard765
8 months 24 days ago

As is mentioned, fewer larger pixels in the same size sensor (12 v 16) can be an improvement in IQ if the sensor is well executed.

Still S7 not enough for me to upgrade. S6 nearly perfect for my needs.

hanumanbob
8 months 24 days ago

It’s really not so important. They all basically do the same stuff unless you are a serious gamer. There are $400 and less options out there now that work great. I’m much less interested in the yearly updates.

harinsheth
8 months 25 days ago

Will 5.7 inch model will come with s pen ? Or i should wait for note 6 … @sammobile ;)

gtone339
8 months 25 days ago

Just stick with the 5.2″ inch main-base model instead Samsung.

manojmcn
8 months 25 days ago

Unless there is considerable performance/features upgrade over a Note5/S6Edge plus, there is no reason to release an S7 Plus or S7 Edge Plus. The Note5/S6Edge Plus are still super performers. The only reason I see is to get a longer competition free period from Apple for the phablets. Also the use cases for the s-pen is becoming lesser important with nothing much to improve from the Note5 level.

courtneyw341
8 months 25 days ago

That’s a lie, because the galaxy s7 supposed to have 20 mega pixel cam..

herpherpherp
8 months 25 days ago

“Leaked image shows the Galaxy S7 with a 12.2 MP camera, 5.7-inch model” No >:(
“Leaked image shows the Galaxy S7 Edge with a 12.2 MP camera, 5.7-inch model” Yes

Some of us, DO NOT LIKE or want the Edge, don’t let us get our hopes up for a non Edge larger phone, if it’s not coming.

HFL087
8 months 25 days ago

They downgrade camera? From 16 megapixel to 12? Wtf

hot_spare
8 months 25 days ago

How is this a downgrade??

Phoenix2
8 months 25 days ago

If they have better camera tech though, this could still work in their favour. It’d be worth the MP downgrade if it means that you get things like amazing night shots and so on.

gtone339
8 months 25 days ago

Disappointing! If Samsung is heading towards this way, right after the S5 & S6′s 16MP camera, then I need a reason why.

evrisk
8 months 25 days ago

Galaxy S6/ S6 edge and Plus owners have nothing to be excited for. This is only a minor update of specs. The design is the same too if rumours are correct. I guess this is not a bad thing for those who spent quite a penny to get the S6.Let’s see if Samsung will delay and forget the software updates for the S6 family once S7 is out because the S5 was almost forgotten when the S6 was out. The updates for S5 are too slow even though it will get Marshmallow (with or without the new TW UI). Hope Samsung will focus more on software and updates from now on.

 
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