Samsung’s Galaxy S7 leaked: Images show two new flagship handsets set to be unveiled on February 20th

Pictures of Samsung’s new flagship handsets have leaked online weeks before they are introduced.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are set to be unveiled at Mobile World congress in Barcelona next month on February 20th.

The S7 will have a 5.1inch screen, and the S7 Edge a larger 5.5inch screen – the same size as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.

These images from @evleaks, a writer for for Venture Beat, confirm recent rumours surroundinf the different sized handsets.

‘Whereas last year’s pair of flagships had the same 5.1-inch display size, this year only the flat S7 variant will retain that screen diagonal.

‘The S7 edge was said to offer a larger, curved display measuring 5.5 inches.’

The handsets will also both feature microSD card slots and be waterproof, it is believed.

BGR claims ‘based on previous leaks, we believe the Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, although we don’t know if this is the baseline storage for the device.

‘The S7 edge will likely have most of the same hardware except it will also have a larger display.’

One model is said to use a Samsung-made processor and the other will use Qualcomm.

The images shows a cut out of the home button, with sensors on each side.

The Wall Street Journal has also reported that the new phone will include a pressure sensitive display, just like the iPhone.

And with the new USB Type-C technology, the smartphone will have high-speed charging capabilities.

The new device, which has not yet been officially announced, is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, next month.

It’s not secret that Samsung has been struggling and next year could either make or break the company, if comments made by the tech giant’s chief executive are anything to go by.

In a message to employees, Kwon Oh-hyun warned that growth in the company will continue to be slow over the next 12 months, and he blamed it on weak economies and growing competition.

The comments, which didn’t disclose specific forecasts, come amid growing concerns that Samsung’s results for October to December may be weaker than previously expected.

The warning was made as part of the chief executive’s New Year report to his staff.

 

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