Samsung Galaxy S7 tipped for dual camera, February launch

09/24/2015 19:07

A new batch of rumours reach the web over the weekend, giving us a few more pieces of the Samsung Galaxy S7 jigsaw puzzle. Quite quite a few them support details we've already heard on the grapevine.

Korean media outlets are reporting that Samsung is testing a dual camera system (such as the one in the HTC One M8) - one camera takes the picture and also the other scans for depth and other information. It lets you change the point of focus on the fly and offers a few other tricks too.

Then there is the screen size: the new speculation has this pegged at 5.7-inches (a huge jump from the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6), partially in response to the success of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 series.

An earlier escape suggested that we could see two sizes one fitting a bigger one and also last year's version, of the  Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge .

Internal specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Plus

Moving on to the bowels of the telephone, it seems like Samsung is planning models powered by the Snapdragon 820 and its own Exynos M1. Apparently the latter will get the "lion's share" of the line-up.

Eventually there's word that the telephone is going to appear in February, way ahead of the MWC event in March when we generally see new Samsung hardware. That will fit in with earlier reports of the S7 being ahead of schedule - Samsung obviously needs to crush the iPhone 6S as soon as possible.

As the months go by, rumours and flows will continue to drip down the supply chain, and by the time 2016 rolls around we should have a pretty good concept of what the Galaxy S7 is going to look like.