If you're expecting Samsung to come out with a major redesign of its flagship phone next year, you might end up disappointed. According to a report published today in Korea, Samsung is planning on keeping the design of the Samsung Galaxy S7 the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6. That doesn't mean that there won't be any changes, as the manufacturer is said to be looking at improving the overall performance of the phone, along with the quality of the display and the camera. "The S7 will get a little change," says one source.
With the Samsung Galaxy J series providing most of Samsung's market share gains this year, the company is realizing that a combination of good pricing and hardware is more important to the consumer than a glitzy design. As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S7 should end up looking like its predecessor, although it will be faster and more powerful. The Exynos 8890 SoC which is expected to power the handset everywhere but the U.S. and China, recently scored an AnTuTu benchmark score above 100,000. U.S. and Chinese versions of the phone will reportedly feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset inside.
Despite rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled next month, the last two models have been introduced the day before the MWC starts its annual show in Barcelona. Considering that Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event for February 21st, the day before MWC opens its doors next year, the odds favor that this will be the date when the Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially announced.