Samsung is set to release the Galaxy S7 next year, while the predecessor to this device, the Galaxy S6, is still available in the market, ranked amid the best selling smartphones of the year.
The question that remains is should you wait for the Galaxy S7 or should you buy the Galaxy S6? Here is a short comparison of the specifications of the two handsets, which may help you in taking a decision.
Not much is known about the design of the Galaxy S7, but according to the latest listing of a case by DHGate, the design will be based off the predecessor of the S7, the Galaxy S6. Besides that, not much is known about the Galaxy S7, other than the fact that it will be launched as two devices, the flat model and the dual edge round device.
As for the Galaxy S6, the very basic design that is seen in the modern flagship Samsung has been added into it. Samsung dumped the trend of plastic devices in this release and then following the trend set by its competitors, it finally started to incorporate glass and metal in their design, offering a handset that surely looks and feels premium.
Dimensionally, the device is 6.8mm thick and measures 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches, weighing 138g.
Not much is known about the display of the S7, however, it is rumored that the Galaxy S7 will be available in two sizes, 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch wide. When it comes to resolution, a possible AnTuTu testing of an unknown device, hints at a res of 2560X1440 pixels.
In addition to various screen scenarios, we think that to stay afloat with the present competition, Samsung will have to introduce a 4K resolution display. There have also been rumors of curved or a foldable display to be introduced in the next Samsung flagship device.
As for the S6, it features a 5.1-inch wide 2560X1440 resolution display that has a pixel density of 577 ppi, protected by scratch and shatter proof Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Samsung has been testing dual camera setup for quite some time now. So, there is a chance that this setup may make an appearance in the S7. This can be backed by the Duo Pixel patent that has been filed by Samsung.
However, other speculations indicate that the camera may not change in the S7 but, on the contrary, shoot at 16MP from the rear and 5MP from the front, just like the Galaxy S6.
Rumors indicate the use of two different processors in the flat and dual edge rounded design variants of the Galaxy S6.
The flat version may feature an Exynos 8890 processor, whereas the rounded version could sport a pair of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC’s. As for the RAM, the non-LTE version is rumored to pack 3GB, while the LTE edition will have 4GB RAM.
It is also to be kept in consideration that Samsung has just launched a DRAM chip that could support 6GB of RAM. So, it may not be a bad time for them to release a flagship device with this feature included in the spec sheet.
As for the S6, it is powered by an Exynos 7420 chip, coupled with 3 gigs of RAM.
The information regarding the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will surely have to tout an enhanced lifetime compared to the S6. However, at this moment, not much is known regarding this feature. The S6 supports a 2,550 mAh battery that is quite less as compared to other flagship devices. The performance it gives is also not very satisfactory.
Considering all the rumors regarding the S7 and looking at the overall performance of the S6, we would certainly advise you to wait for the S7. There is still a lot of things that you can expect from the forthcoming smartphone which should definitely make it worth your wait.