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Samsung Galaxy S7 said to feature LTE Cat. 12 connectivity

It was reported that Samsung has sped up the development of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, and the company is expected to unveil the device sometime in February 2016. Now, it is being reported that the Galaxy S7 will feature faster cellular connectivity.

According to a new report from Samsung’s homeland, both variants of the device will feature LTE Cat. 12 connectivity. Theoretically, LTE Cat. 12 download speeds max out at 600Mbps, while the upload speeds can reach upto 100Mbps. In comparison, the Galaxy S6 features LTE Cat. 6 with maximum download speeds of upto 300Mbps. Obviously, real-life speeds would be slower and it is necessary for your carrier to support these faster standards to achieve mentioned speeds.

In other sea of rumors and reports, the devices are expected to come in three processor variants – Exynos 8890, Exynos 7422, and Snapdragon 820 – that will be released in different markets along with 4GB RAM. The Exynos 8890 features Samsung’s first ever custom CPU cores, the M1 (a.k.a Mongoose), which will compete with Qualcomm’s Kyro and Apple’s Twister cores.

Samsung is also said to be testing multiple camera sensors for the Galaxy S7 including a 1/2-inch BRITECELL sensor with dual-photodiode technology and Sony’s IMX300 sensor that is used in the Xperia Z5 trio. It might also feature a magnesium alloy body, improved sound quality, and a USB Type-C port. Are you guys excited after realising that we might be just 3-4 months away from Samsung’s most feature-packed smartphone ever?

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kronicle
kronicle

No contest…… Exynos SoC processors have been State of the ART longer than any ARMv8 based SoC Processor Designs. First ARM based chips to harness ARM’s Big/Little computing platform by using HSA’s (Started by AMD) Heterogeneous Computing Architecture. Which is the only set of embedded API’s capable of having many different chip cores, from synchronous (Little Cores) to streaming GPU cores to Asynchronous Big Cores……. all co-operating and playing nicely together in a homogenous, power efficient way. Therefore this is exactly why Exynos are the FIRST HMP Core Processors and although they are being used by Samsung in their finest… Read more »

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

Aha! so i could really expect a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Note 5 LTE-A in Korea before the Galaxy S7 will be released as Korean carriers tend to upgrade their speeds in LTE-A in a matter or months! but i’m not sure about this

melvarius
melvarius

If Samsung keep cutting functions from their flagship devices one day they just end up selling us a BT phonecard lol

coreburner
coreburner

I would easily give up an sdcard slot and replaceable battery for Water proof phone that was durable enough to use with out a case.

woody365
woody365

I cannot wait!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Am I excited? Yes but not really especially after I jus bought the S6 Edge+ last month

gtone339
gtone339

Just need Samsung to confirm whether their next-gen flagship may have the useful external storage slot, aka micro-sd card, restored back into their next big thing?

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

Not possible if UFS is there, unless Samsung will make a way for it