Samsung Galaxy S7 might not bring a revolutionary design

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are going to take inspiration from older flagships when it comes to their design, according to a new report from an an oft-right former leaker.

Samsung chose to keep the look of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge very close to last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, suggests a Twitter post from Evan Blass with an updated photo on VentureBeat.

Galaxy S7 renders from Evan Blass

If the images are real, and they do look like press renders, the new handsets won’t just look similar to the S6 – they’ll pretty much be exactly the same.

And if Samsung is taking inspiration from the S6, expect an all-metal band around a strong glass case, with rounded corners and a premium feel.

See it next month?

It’s not just looks where Samsung is borrowing from the past. The Galaxy S7 is also expected to bring back features from the Galaxy S5 that were missing in last year’s flagship, namely a microSD card slot and IP67 water resistance.

Rumors have pegged Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipsets for the new handsets, though the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 has also been previously part of the phones’ speculation in the past.

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Galaxy S7

Either way, 4GB RAM is said to help keep things running, as well as a larger battery, with 32GB and 64GB variants offered for both Galaxy S7 models.

The Galaxy S7 Edge may also come with a slightly larger display size at 5.5 inches, though both handsets will sport Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 QHD screens with always-on display tech.

Of course, we’ve been hearing a lot of conjecture surrounding the Galaxy S7 handsets for a few months now, so while this report does corroborate with a number of other rumors, we’re still a few weeks from Samsung’s expected announcement.

As for when that will be, Samsung has recently taken to unveiling its Galaxy S flagships at MWC, which will be held February 22 – February 25 this year.

It’s expected Samsung will continue the trend and announce the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on February 21 (the date on the leaked image above is February 21 – a clue?), with a roll out beginning soon after in March.

In-body image credit: Evan Blass/Twitter

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