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Galaxy S7 said to feature next-gen audio chip

by Jacob Kleinman | October 21, 2015October 21, 2015 6:30 am PDT

Samsung already puts a pretty big emphasis on sound quality with each flagship phone, but its next release could go even further. A new report claims the company is prepared to equip the upcoming Galaxy S7 with a high quality audio chip from ESS Technology.

According to Chinese site MyDrivers, Samsung is set to pack an ESS Sabre 9018AQ2M digital-to-analog converter into the Galaxy S7. The chip promises the best dynamic range in the industry with a 32-bit setup. It also boasts “unmatched audio clarity,” less distortion, better battery life and more.

Beyond a high-quality audio chip, the Galaxy S7 is expected to offer plenty of new high-end technology. Rumor has it the device will feature USB-C, a Snapdragon 820 chip in the U.S., and a ClearForce display to take on Apple’s 3D Touch. It may also come in premium and sub-premium variants, along with 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch size options.

Overall the Galaxy S7 is shaping up to be a pretty powerful phone. The device could make its debut as soon as January, though that still leaves a few more months before we get an official look at it.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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