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Galaxy S7 design may not get major overhaul

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge early next year, many are counting on the company to dazzle fans like it did with the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, but if a new report out of Korea is believed then there may not be a major overhaul in store as far as the Galaxy S7 design goes. Samsung will apparently keep the design similar to the existing flagship in favor of significant improvements where they count the most: under the hood.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge in particular received a major design upgrade as opposed to previous Galaxy S handsets, and while they did contribute to the popularity of these handsets, Samsung needs to get creative as margins get thinner in the high-end segment. A source cited in the report claims that the Galaxy S7 will bring major improvements in areas like performance and picture quality, some new software features will be present as well, but don’t expect a surface overhaul for the next flagship. One can draw a comparison with Apple which has kept the fundamental design of the iPhone quite the same over the years while every iteration adds powerful hardware to the mix which creates a combination that’s almost always an instant global hit.

From this point of view it makes sense for Samsung to try and increase its margins by keeping the design similar to the Galaxy S6 but adding the latest processors, DRAM, display and camera technology under the hood for a truly improved user experience. Whether or not this turns out to be true, or proves to be a hit with customers, remains to be seen.

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kokar212
kokar212

very good

kiril4o1
kiril4o1

I just hope that Samsung won’t forget that theres an s6(other galaxy phones to) which deserve to have the new UI,UX (Touchwiz and features) which will come with the S7. People would love that and аppreciate it… 🙂 I really hope Samsung will learn from the mistakes they did in the past… The new Galaxy Series S and Note (2015) are so gorgeous and they should get the new touchwiz and features from the newer S and Note series (soon or later) which will come in 2016… I hope they won’t forget us…

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Another glassy year… That doesn’t bode well for the Note 6.

preime101
preime101

ditch the glass back and switch to something more durable and interesting like carbon fibre or bamboo. That would look amazing!

nvigplx
nvigplx

what about the magnesium build material. glass on the back again this year will be disappointing as it feels really weird in the hand

yamish23
yamish23

Please bring back the s5 features like ir blaster with offline remote control app and water and dust proof and add a fast solar charging.add also a flash on a front cam like the j5…increase the battery up to 4000 mah or up because highend device like s7 with big screen consumes more power so it needs more batt..add also an option to disable some bloatwares..optimized your software..and most likely this is my favorite”make s7 like a laptop, u can use it even if u have no battery”..also increase the ram to 6 gb..upgrade screen rotation to 360 degrees..

STSW
STSW

Just don’t remove multi-user this time.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Since getting and using the fast wireless charger, I can’t imagine not having it! I’m glad they’re trying to make it a new standard. Keep the glass back, everyone jus puts a case or skin over it anyway, the added benefit of wireless charging outweighs the fingerprint magnet glass. There’s only a 10 min difference between wireless and wired charging. It’s also good coz it kinda makes me take a break from my phone jus to set it down, instead of being constantly glued to it. Sleeping better on a night etc. Definitely recommend keeping the same design!

gtone339
gtone339

Focus on that 10% price reduction for flagships thanks.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

I will predict Samsung s7 will be a flop if they keep the same design. Simple fact is that they are not apple with crazy idiot fanboys. Look what happened to the HTC m9 when it just looked like the m8 with internal updates.

They need to innovate with new designs and look else people will get board of the old looks!

That said, I love my s6 but if they do include SD card with 64 or 128gb internal. Better battery and a metal back then I would be happy to upgrade easy!

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

This makes sense. I just hope they won’t over do it like Sony does with the Xperia Z series.

tagont
tagont

I hope they really really improve battery life.
P.S Get rid of the glass on the back.

golem1102
golem1102

just bring back the ir blaster!!

brane871
brane871

are you stupid, the s6 has a IR blaster :D:D what do you own a nokia ? :D:D they need to bring back the sd card slot ! That means using another slower chip besides the one they have now and that will slow the device down

golem1102
golem1102

i have note 4. wanted to move on to note 5 but didn’t because of the missing ir blaster.
i know it was on the s6 but it seems like samsung don’t think it necessary any more.
i hope it not true.

for3st
for3st

the new is about s7 and s7 edge. ir blaster was never gone on s6 and edge…so i am not sure what are you talking about…

gtone339
gtone339

And micro-sd card support as well. While at it, reduce the price down to 10% as well.

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