Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935A) appears on AnTuTu benchmark with 12 MP camera, 5.1-inch display

Recent leaks have suggested that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be sporting a 12-megapixel camera instead of a 16-megapixel one as we have seen on Samsung flagships since 2014. If you were hoping that might not be the case, then you might need to be prepared to be disappointed, as the Galaxy S7 edge’s listing on the AnTuTu benchmark (model number SM-G935A for carrier AT&T) with a 12 MP sensor is yet another indication the megapixel count will be getting a downgrade.

Of course, just because the camera isn’t as high-resolution doesn’t mean it will be worse than what Samsung offered before. The new camera is said to have an aperture of f/1.7, which should make it even better for low-light photography, and Samsung’s excellent software processing means the end result in terms of image quality shouldn’t be affected. You might not be able to zoom in as much as you can on a 16-megapixel photo, but that shouldn’t exactly be a huge issue for most. Oh, and as we had reported, this also means the camera sensor will not protrude as much as it does on the Galaxy S6 family or the Note 5.

The benchmark listing also reveals something odd – the phone is listed with a 5.1-inch display instead of the 5.5-inch display that has been rumored for the Edge variant. This suggests the possibility that the 5.5-inch model will be the Galaxy S7 Plus, which a rumor said could launch alongside the S7 and S7 edge instead of later down the year with the Note 6. It could also be that there is no 5.5-inch variant in the works, or that the device in the benchmark is a prototype model that won’t be released as the retail unit.

Other specs in the benchmark thankfully match what we know until now – a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel front camera, 64GB of storage, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a display resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It will be very interesting to see what the actual devices will feature when they launch next month; benchmark listings are usually indicative of the final specs, and the 5.1-inch display in the AnTuTu listing is something that has us more confused than we were before.

Galaxy S7 edge appears on AnTuTu benchmark with 12 MP camera, 5.1-inch display

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anrameg
7 months 12 days ago

I’m really sad to see that Snapdragon . Samsung developed their Exynos to be more energy efficient and more powerful.

LeifS
7 months 12 days ago

Hopefully the camera sensor will have a 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio, otherwise it will just have about 8MP in a usable aspect ratio and that would be a bit too less in my opinion.

manojmcn
7 months 13 days ago

Looks like unlike previous years, most rumors are leaking out the details on different prototypes and has no concrete information on the final selection (Except Exynos 8 or SD820/4GB RAM/Quad HD display.. as these are a sort of norm to expect). For Samsung, its good news as more stories are getting published and discussed and causing a stronger buildup towards the release. Else this would have been a much silent release as S6 was a major change and they may keep it for another year with some small changes plus updated hardware. On the downside is expectation has been shot up by micro sd/big battery/waterproof claims and can make the release a damp squib if none of these make it to production. My request is if micro sd/big battery/waterproof are to make it to the final list, bring on both standard & plus versions of both. This should help to plug the leak of sales of flagship models. Note 6 can stand on its own later.

jnadke
7 months 12 days ago

If none of those “leaked” features make it to production, I’m fairly certain I’ll get the LG G5.

And I have 2 other lines that will probably do the same.

 
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