Soon after leaking images of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge front panels, reliable tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has now posted an image claimed to be of the back panels of the two smartphones.
The image posted by @evleaks on Twitter on Monday shows the Black colour variants. The rear camera is seen placed at the centre with LED flash and sensors besides it. The company logo and the handsets names are seen at the middle and at the bottom respectively. Like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge also appear to sport glass on their rear panels.
The new image comes soon after the tipster posted two images showing the front panels of the smartphone. According to the leaked images, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge look to retain the same design language as their predecessors.
In a separate report, the tipster added that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will be featuring microSD card expansion support with a capacity of up to 200GB. Also tipped is that is year Samsung may use the always-on display (AOD) functionality on both the handsets. The feature however is said to consume around one percent battery every hour. In addition, the duo is said to get a bump in the battery capacities and will feature 3000mAh (Galaxy S7) and 3600mAh (Galaxy S7 Edge) batteries.
The Galaxy S7 is likely to sport a 5.1-inch screen while the Galaxy S7 Edge is said to come with a 5.5-inch screen. Both the handsets are said to sport QHD (1440x2560 pixels) screen resolution. Samsung will reportedly use its new Exynos 8890 SoC on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge phones, with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores at 1.6GHz. The company is also expected to unveil a different model featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor in some regions. All the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge variants are said to pack 4GB of RAM and are expected to come in 32GB and 64GB storage options.
For the camera, Samsung is said to have downgraded from the 16-megapixel rear camera seen on the Galaxy S6 to a 12-megapixel camera sensor on the Galaxy S7. The company is also rumoured to get rid of the camera bump which was present on the Galaxy S6. The rear camera module is said to gain f/1.7 lens aperture, a bump from last generation. The front camera is said to remain unchanged from the Galaxy S6, which sport a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The company on Monday confirmed its pre-MWC "Galaxy Unpacked 2016" event for February 21 in Barcelona.