As it’s happened numerous times in the past, Samsung’s “next big thing” is no mystery anymore, despite likely needing another month or so before it can formally break cover. We know the Galaxy S7 looks awfully similar to its predecessor on the outside, we’re pretty sure the rear camera’s megapixel count will be weirdly downgraded, and odds are the microSD slot and water protection you’ve been badly craving for shall make a comeback.
What’s not yet guaranteed is the number of “edgy” and jumbo-sized derivations in the pipeline, though an S7 Plus is less and less likely by the day, and the S7 Edge Plus is also starting to appear a distant prospect.
Back to the standard, flat Samsung Galaxy S7, this follows in the footsteps of the 5.1-inch S7 Edge with an early reported visit at AnTuTu, the benchmarking authority essentially revealing features we already heard about.
You know what we mean, a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, 12 and 5MP snappers, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software goodies, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space, those kinds of things. Unlike the AT&T-bound SM-G935A version of the S7 Edge though, this SM-G930F model apparently packs an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor.
The homebrewed 14nm-based silicon was once rumored to power all GS7 flavors aside from those headed for the US and China, and this fresh piece of the puzzle perfectly fits in, as the SM-G930F is most likely the “open Europe”, non-curved configuration.
Unfortunately, AnTuTu’s Weibo handlers claim the phone is still in testing phases, and they’d rather wait a little while longer before publishing performance scores, and how they size up against Snapdragon 820 variants.