Rendered time and time again, and even pictured in the flesh less than 24 hours ago, Samsung’s “next big thing” seems more focused than ever on actual photography performance, not camera humps, as well as battery capacity and ensuing long running times between charges.
But there’s only so much an OEM can do with the on-board cell of a sub-10mm 5.1-inch smartphone, so unless you’re sure a power outlet will be within reach every single day of Galaxy S7’s life, an external battery becomes a must-buy.
The third-party choices are practically unlimited, including power banks that double as protective covers, but if you want to remain faithful to Samsung all the way, the good news is you’ll be able to do that soon.
A proprietary Galaxy S7 “backpack case with 2,700 mAh auxiliary battery” is coming, according to a leaked inventory of first-party accessories, and best of all, it’s set to be bundled with a wireless charging kit.
The whole affair’s supposed to cost €90 ($100) on the old continent, which isn’t exactly affordable, but it’s better and hopefully prettier than the $99 iPhone 6s “Smart Battery Case.” The same “auxiliary battery” is tipped to hit the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus as well, but as far as we know, that derivation has been canceled or at the very least delayed.
It’s possible therefore the document references the looming 5.5-inch S7 Edge, though considering its purported 3,500 mAh juicer, a 2,700 mAh backup cell sounds a little underwhelming.
Also “confirmed” are €70 keyboard cases that we sure hope will look and behave better than similar Note 5 and S6 Edge+ accessories, as well as your typical full selection of straightforward covers, ranging from S Views to LED Views to Wallet Flips to Clearviews and Guards.