Samsung Galaxy S7 is just a few days away from its official unveiling at an Unpacked Samsung event in Barcelona, Spain.
The phone will be announced on February 21 alongside the S7 Edge. But just a few days before this date arrives, numerous renders have already been leaked to the public regarding this upcoming phone. Ranging from Evan Blass, South Korean media houses and speculations from renowned tech sites, a lot has been said about the S7. But we now have an accidental leak of the Galaxy S7 coming from Samsung Indonesia branch – about a week before the phone is officially announced.
As mentioned earlier, leaks have already been doing rounds, with renowned leaker @evleaks leading the way with quite a number of renders. However, the latest reports come from a YouTube ad by the overzealous Samsung Indonesia branch and they provide all details we need to know about this device.
The Unlisted YouTube ad is obviously meant for a select few, but the intention is the same no matter what. Even if the company’s Indonesia branch wants to remain private about the matter, it has already found a way to the public.
The ad features Indonesian archer Dellie Threesyadinda and it confirms earlier speculations about the phone that it will come with waterproof capabilities. In addition to this, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will also feature wireless charging, a fingerprint scanner as well as other extra security features. Samsung had dropped the waterproof feature from its Galaxy S6 flagship thanks to the fact that the phone came in with a premium all-metal body as opposed to 2014’s plastic-designed Galaxy S5.
Speaking of design, the new Galaxy S7 seems to be sticking to last year’s design language. However, given that last year’s S6 was hailed as one of the best-designed smartphones of the year, carrying on this design to the new phone may not be an issue for Samsung. But will it be for some users? This will, of course, depend on personal preferences.
It has also been confirmed that Samsung will unveil two variants of the Galaxy S7 – coming in with a normal, flat version (Samsung Galaxy S7) and a curved screen edge version (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge). However, rumors of Samsung planning on releasing a third and larger Galaxy S7 Edge+ cannot be taken for granted.
There is no word on the pricing matters of this phone. But since Samsung wants to make the most out of this year’s flagship in terms of taking its revenue books back to where they were, there is word that the S7 might cost a little cheaper than what the S6 cost on release date. However, this is highly unlikely, as recent reports suggest that the 32GB version will be priced at about $790 and the S7 Edge to cost $890.