Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are set for a February 21 release date at the company’s Unpacked 2016 event. Although the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has not yet confirmed the phones, the Android community has got its hands on quite a few leaks about the new arrivals. Although most of the info you can find about these phones right now should be taken with a grain of salt, there are a few rumors out there that seem to corroborate each other. Today, we’ve come across a couple of new leaks that not only show off the design of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but also detail a few of its features. Most notably, it looks like the two new handsets will feature 4K displays, an always-on feature and bigger, better, curvier batteries.
According to FCC documentation and trademark filings belonging to the Galaxy S7 Edge, the new curvy handset will not only feature an always-on display, but it will also house the big 3600 mAh battery mentioned earlier to support the power consumption of the 4K screen the teasers Samsung published suggest. This information leads us to believe that Samsung, while focusing on providing cool VR experiences with the help of their new flagships, has not forgotten about battery life and its importance. Besides including fast wireless charging, akin to the Note 5, the company will also include large batteries that might even be curved in construction to fit the new handsets, to maximize power efficiency.
The company has been making quite the headway in the battery life department and rumors are that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be the forerunners of a new standard. While nowadays the average battery life for Android phones in the flagship category is about a day and a half, roughly estimated, rumors claim that with the bigger battery and more efficient technology, Samsung will manage to bring the average battery life for the S7 family up to at least 2 days. Couple that with their fast charging wireless standards and we might finally be able to unanimously say that progress has been made.
Although the leaked information about battery size only concerns the Galaxy S7 Edge, it is expected of its more traditional sibling to feature a battery of at least 3000 mAh, which should still be enough for respectable, even admirable battery life standards. With only a few weeks left until the launch event, we’re definitely curious about early reviews and impressions of both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, to see how well Samsung managed to couple a high-resolution, always-on display with battery technology to provide a user experience that won’t end its days with frustration.
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