Samsung’s next-gen flagship Galaxy S7 is expected to arrive in early 2016, and the device has been spotted on several benchmarks in the past few weeks. Now reports coming out of South Korea claim that the new phone from Samsung’s stable will be sturdier than previous Galaxy phones. According to Kbench, Samsung has filed a trademark request for Turtle glass.
Turtle to replace Corning Gorilla glass in Galaxy S7
The report says that Turtle glass is stronger than Corning Gorilla glass used in Samsung’s flagship phones. Samsung developed this super-strong display protection technology in-house. Note that the company has not officially confirmed whether it will appear in the Galaxy S7. Another report from iNews24 claims that Samsung is planning to use a magnesium alloy chassis and unibody design in Galaxy S7.
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The magnesium alloy rumored to be used in Galaxy S7 is 2.8 times stronger than aluminum, but weighs 65% less. The new phone will be lighter than previous versions. What’s more, magnesium gets less hot compared to aluminum. High-end smartphones with powerful processors usually face overheating issues, and magnesium can resolve that problem to a certain extent.
Galaxy S7 to be launched in two versions
Apple’s brand new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus use Series 7000 aluminum that makes the new phones up to 60% stronger than last year’s iPhone 6. Samsung is going to up the ante with magnesium chassis in Galaxy S7. Recent leaks suggest that Samsung would launch Galaxy S7 in two variants, one running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and another with Exynos chipset. Qualcomm claims its new Snapdragon 820 SoC offers 35% performance improvement over Snapdragon 810, and is 25% more power efficient.
The Galaxy S7 is believed to feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 3GB RAM, 16-megapixel main camera, 5MP front snapper, and 64GB of onboard storage. The device is likely to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to SamMobile, it will also have a UFS 2.0 storage and a microSD card slot.