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Galaxy S7 leaked benchmark teases a new Samsung powerhouse

by Jacob Kleinman | January 11, 2016January 11, 2016 8:30 am PST

The Galaxy S7 recently passed through AnTuTu’s benchmarking site, revealing a list of possible hardware specs for the upcoming flagship phone. The leak was posted on Chinese social network Weibo where it was spotted by French blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer. Unfortunately, a benchmark score doesn’t seem to be included with the screenshot.

The device packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, suggesting this is the U.S.-bound version of the Galaxy S7. It also appears to sport a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It’s running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, likely with some additional Samsung software.

Overall, the Galaxy S7 looks like a pretty nice upgrade over last year’s model. The cameras are actually a small downgrade when it comes to the number of megapixels, though Samsung is expected to introduce a new and improved camera module that should make up for the difference. The company may also add USB-C, a water-resistant design and expandable storage.

The Galaxy S7 will allegedly debut in February at Mobile World Congress, and it may even hit stores before March. Samsung is expected to charge at least 699 Euros for the baseline smartphone, though it may also offer several more expensive models with bigger screens and curved displays.

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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...