With MWC just two weeks away, we’re getting into the home stretch for leaks and rumors focusing on the crop of new smartphone flagships expected to make their debut at the show. We’ve already seen the LG G5 reveal many of its secrets, and we’ve been waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy S7 to do the same. And while that’s brought us a couple of detailed renders of the phone, as well as a possible shot of the actual hardware, so far the leaks have been coming up short in one key area: we’d yet to get a good look at a real pic of the phone’s backside, confirming rumors about a seriously slimmed down camera bump. Now a new leak arrives to help us out with just that.
Sure enough, that there looks to be one pretty minor camera bump, especially compared to the protrusion we got on the Galaxy S6. Leaks had already described this as a 0.8mm bump, down from the Galaxy S6’s 1.7mm, and while we don’t have any scale to work with here, the camera’s noticeably petite.
We also get a closer look at the phone’s flash/pulse package, and it similarly shows its support for recent leaks, here appearing to verify details we first noticed in a render of changes to the sensor packaging.
The source behind this image goes on to comment on several other recent GS7 rumors, mentioning the 12MP f/1.7 camera, the presence of water resistance, and magnesium frame. We even get word of possible retail plans for the Vietnamese market, with the start of sales rumored for March 18.
For users expecting a big change, we can understand how leaks like this might seem a little underwhelming. But to those of you looking forward to a direct successor to the Galaxy S6 that attempts to further refine a design that was already working well, this GS7 might just hit all the right buttons.
Update: And now with a hands-on shot of the Galaxy S7 edge, to boot: