+ Thursday January 23rd, 2020

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Samsung has traditionally launched their Galaxy S flagship just prior to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February/early March. If that pattern continues, we’re likely only a month away from finding out officially what this years Galaxy S handset has inside, but an entry on benchmarking site Antutu may have given us our first good look.

The appearance of what’s claimed to be the Galaxy S7, was advertised by Antutu themselves via their Weibo social networking account.

The device listed in Antutu has the model # SM-G930F, which SamMobile has previously listed as a Galaxy S7 model #, with the F being a designation for a particular market.

According to the Weibo posting, the Galaxy S7 will come with a 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560) resolution display, and will have 4GB of RAM under the hood to complement the 8890 Exynos processor. The phone tested on Antutu apparently had 64GB of storage (no mention of microSD card, though it is rumoured to have one) and a 12MP rear camera with 5MP front-facing camera.

While no other details such as battery, IR sensor etc. was listed, the phone will launch with Android 6.0.1 with Samsung’s Touchwiz overlay on top.

While there’s no link to the actual database entry at this stage, the hopes are that the Exynos 8890 processor will match up to the Snapdragon 820 which is apparently quite the performer. Samsung had a great year last year with the Exynos 7420 powering their Galaxy S and Note range last year, the phone performed well and the Exynos 8890 has the distinction of being an Octa-Core processor vs the Quad-Core of the Snapdragon 820 – though how this will turn out in real world tests remains to be seen.

Samsung has not yet announced any events for February, so the question of when we will see the Galaxy S7 is still unanswered. If Samsung decides to do something at MWC, Chris will be in Barcelona and will hopefully get some hands-on time with the phone.

Source: Weibo.
Via: GforGames.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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Mike Stevens
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If they shoehorned an i7 into it, it’d still be the laggiest piece of junk on the market.

Could not be happier that I traded my S6 for a 5X last week (6P is too big for my stupid stumpy fingers). A less powerful fun, yet so much sweeter. Bless you, Nexus, bless you.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

Still the best optimized software compared to Stock. I hardly find lag on my wife’s S6 edge. May be you are a heavy user.

Andrew
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Andrew

You serious? The laggy software experience was the reason why I got rid of my Galaxy S6.

Motorola, HTC, Sony and LG all make faster, smoother UI’s.

I stupidly bought into the hype last year when I had heard they revamped touchwiz and streamlined it and made it faster. I bought the device and was very disappointed with it.

As the other poster said they could throw in whatever processor they wanted ion there, it’s still going to be a slow, laggy piece of crap as long as touchwiz is on it. I’m convinced Samsung don’t know how to code good software.

altechi
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altechi

I had no issues with lag on the Samsung S6, in fact I had more stutters on the Sony Z5. I haven’t got the LG, but from trying it out, I don’t like LG’s version of touchwiz

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