We have already heard rumors that Samsung has fast-tracked the development of Galaxy S7. The Korean company aims to develop the device by the end of this year and launch it in early 2016. Samsung has been testing the Galaxy S7 with both Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and its own Exynos 8890 chipsets. A few days ago, “Samsung Lucky LTE” debuted on Geekbench with 4GB RAM and a clock speed of 1.38GHz.
These phones are still testing prototypes
And now a device called “Samsung Project Lucky” with 3GB RAM and 1.5GHz clock speed has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark. These devices are still testing prototypes, and far from the final iteration. So, we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions yet about the retail version. Anyway, both these devices garnered high scores in benchmark tests.
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The Korean company was rigorously testing Snapdragon 820 SoC for its next flagship to make sure that it doesn’t have any overheating issues like Snapdragon 810. Phone Arena reports that Samsung may launch the Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 in the U.S. market. Another Galaxy S7 variant featuring Exynos 8890 may arrive in Asian markets.
Galaxy S7 to arrive in two screen sizes
Samsung will reportedly launch Galaxy S7 in two screen sizes: 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch. Notably, the version powered by Snapdragon 820 that appeared on AnTuTu benchmark last week had a 5.7-inch display. So, it’s possible that the 5.7-inch model could be the premium version while 5.2-inch Galaxy S7 with Exynos could be the regular model.
The Galaxy S7 is code named ‘Project Lucky’ because the number 7 is considered lucky in some cultures. According to SamMobile, Samsung’s next-gen flagship will feature 20-megapixel ISOCELL main camera, 5MP front camera, a UFS 2.0 storage, and a microSD slot for storage expansion.
Though Samsung has historically unveiled its Galaxy S line devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 could arrive earlier as Samsung struggles to revive its falling smartphone sales.