Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to pack a 12MP camera with a 1/2.5 sensor and a powerful loudspeaker

With the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge just around the corner, it’s pretty understandable that the rumor mill is spinning ten to the dozen. Earlier today we revealed that the Galaxy S7 edge would be slightly larger than its sibling, and now, if a listing on the Zauba import database is anything to go by, we have reason to believe that both devices will, in fact pack the brand new 12-megapixel camera module that we previously reported on.

That said, the component itself appears to be larger than we initially thought. The table within the listing suggests that the 12MP shooter will feature a whopping 1/2.5-inch sensor with an individual pixel size of at least 1.4-microns, which is bigger than the standard 1.12-microns pixel size that most mobile phones with an 8-megapixel camera pack. This is rather exciting news as it means the camera will be able to collect more light which should allow for higher-quality images to be captured.

The entry also disclosed that the duo will both have a couple of powerful speakers on board. The first – which we believe to be the earpiece – will have a strength of 1.2W, while the loudspeaker will have a total output of 1.5W. Software optimizations will enable the handsets to playback audio using both speakers in unison for an even louder experience.

On a related note, a leaked Samsung Pay promotional poster has also surfaced online, courtesy of Spanish bank La Caixa, corroborating everything we’ve heard about both handsets so far. It states that the Galaxy S7 will sport a 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on, pressure sensitive display and a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S7 edge will boast a 5.5-inch identical panel coupled with a 3,600mAh cell. Both devices will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and IP67 water protection under the hood.



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1 year 2 months ago

“With the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge just around the corner, it’s pretty understandable that the rumor mill is spinning ten to the dozen.” Are you saying then that the rumour mill is not spinning?
The original phrase to indicate excessive activity is “nineteen to the dozen”.

Maybe people aren’t excited about t then

1 year 2 months ago

Sorry maddkidd,… usb-c. Micro usb this time around. I can’t tell you how I know,….but trust me :)

1 year 2 months ago

@Sammobile…. I’m a little surprised you guys didn’t point out the biggest detail about this banks banner ad leak.

It confirms the March 11th release date. Even stories you guys wrote up after this leak, still speculate and link back to old rumors about the possible release date. This banner confirms it :)

1 year 2 months ago

I love my Note 5 so much, but reading all this specially about the camera it interesting, and the battery pack… 3600mah is not that much, they have A9 with 4000mah already…

Now let’s see what LG brings and then we decide.

1 year 2 months ago

It’s significantly better than Note 5. Note 5 is 5.7 inch, this is 5.5 inch display. That’s 7% more surface area in Note 5, with 17% less battery. Now consider that Exynos 7420 was manufactured with LPP, whereas 8890 is with LPE, much better. Batterylife in S7 Edge will be much better than Note 5, I would say 25-30% better, if not more.

A9 is 6 inch and uses antique 28nm SOC.

1 year 2 months ago

Yep i want the SD820 version mainly for the new Adreno, i hope they sell it here, tbh i’m very excited about the S7, it does seems to tickle all the right boxes.

1 year 2 months ago

I really hope that the rumors are true and there is a USB Type-C which would make it the phone to beat, Else Samsung would be behind all other top android vendors.

1 year 2 months ago

We don’t need USB-C yet. It’s not that important and just makes things easier to keep it Micro USB.

Faster charging speed is the only real benefit we’d see and with the quick charging of Samsung mobiles I don’t think it adds much benefit.

Maybe in a year or two yes, but not now. It’s still new and no need to rush out and implement it.

1 year 2 months ago

Damn, this is what the S6 should have been!! Good job Samsung. But with my edge+ I’m holding out for the Note 7 or S8 edge

1 year 2 months ago

If this is what the S6 should have been… What would the S7 have been?

Where would they have improved?

My S6 edge is amazing compared to the S5 so think they got it right with the S6 and this is a natural progression.

1 year 2 months ago

Very interesting indeed. Well done Josh.