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Galaxy S7 rumors are likely based on different prototypes and maybe not everything is true

The way the rumor mill has been running recently, you would think the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are set to be the most perfect smartphones Samsung will ever churn out. Water-resistance, a microSD slot, extra large batteries (especially for a 5.1-inch phone), the latest processors, Samsung’s perfect displays, 4GB of RAM, fast and optimized software, brilliant cameras with great low-light performance – everything is said to be part of the S7 and S7 edge for the same price as previous flagships. 2015’s Galaxy flagships neared perfection in many ways, and all the leaks would make you believe Samsung will be fixing all the shortcomings this year.

But before we get all excited (okay, so most of us are already too excited), we should keep in mind that Samsung (and other manufacturers) goes through many prototypes of a flagship before the final product comes out, and even during development, work goes on on different prototypes at all times. All these rumors that have been floating around? It’s likely some of the stuff mentioned in these reports will not make it through to the end of the development cycle.

Samsung has gotten a bit laxed in recent times when it comes to hiding its upcoming devices, but nothing is ever certain until the company makes an official announcement at its Unpacked events, or until people get access to these devices just a day before announcement and decide to reveal everything. For the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, there’s just too much information that seems too good to be true and it’s highly likely some of it is based off prototypes that won’t be the device that will go on sale in the coming month or so.

Our sources often come through with all the titbits they offer us, but at this point even we are not ready to believe that the avalanche of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge information might be spot on. It’s only a few weeks before the two devices are supposedly set to go official, and we should all be prepared for the fact that the S7 and S7 edge might not be the smartphones these rumors are making them out to be.

What do you think? Are you taking all the reports coming out about the S7 and S7 edge seriously, or are you surrounding yourself with salt containers as each new day brings us more details on the devices?

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billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Note sure if its wise to lauch so many devices at once.

The target audience will be the s5 users. If they do bring back SD card, waterproof and bigger battery they could have a fighting chance for success.

Personally as a s6 owner, I will wait and see this time. A testemant on how good the s6 is, normally I m the type who will upgrade my phone every year

cloud1
cloud1
gtone339
gtone339

This rumour mill fiasco needs to end next month! đŸ™‚

yousef jaber
yousef jaber

I receved january securty update on my s6 today and it was 101 mb

sammay69
sammay69

The regular being 5.1 and the edge 5.5 just seems like the perfect sizes and a micro add card slot seems like a true flagship

manojmcn
manojmcn

Well, by the time I read this article another leak springs up. And this may confirm the four variants to be released soon. Since the source is Spigen & Amazon we can safely assume the variants are finalized – S7 & plus, S7 Edge & Plus. And this makes me believe micro SD card, water proof and bigger batteries to be sure and thats why they are releasing the plus variants along the standard. Guess the lack of micro sd/removable battery has badly affected the sales of Note5/S6 edge and they do not have time to leave it to Q3… Read more »

Dennis Furlan
Dennis Furlan

I agree. S7 will be 5.1 inches, S7 edge will be 5.5 inches, S7+ will be 5.7 inches, and S7 edge+ will be 6 inches.

manojmcn
manojmcn

Exactly, if ever the plus versions are released they should be 5.7 inches standard & 6 inches edge one.

madennique
madennique

I agree with you Manojmcn. Samsung has not been listening to the public & buyers as they including myself have emailed Samsung Head Office regarding these vary same issues long before the S6, S6 Edge and S6 + as well as the Note 5 Edge was to be released to the public.

ahmedk
ahmedk

I am excited about the S7. If I am not entirely satisfied with it, then I might just buy an S6.

I’m sticking with Samsung never the less!

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