[dropcap]S[/dropcap]EOUL – Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 specs and details leaked online about the flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy S7 will be available in the United States on Friday March 11th 2016, serial leaker Evan Blass has posted on Twitter.
Samsung is expected to unveil the smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2016, dubbed MWC, next month in Barcelona.
An employee for the hugely-popular South Korean firm has revealed that the next-generation handset will feature a black chassis, to build-on its premium feel.
The smartphone will also reportedly feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and will sit flush with the body of the phone, unlike the bulkier 16-megapixel rear camera shipped with the Galaxy S6.
Samsung is also believed to be focusing on low-light performance with a number of lens improvements and a larger sensor.
Speaking to a Korean publication, the alleged employee claims the Galaxy S7 will be dust and water resistant and will also reintroduce the microSD card slot to the flagship smartphone range.
Black, White, Silver and Gold will be the available colours at launch, the employee added.
Leaked renders of the Galaxy S7 previously revealed the smartphone will use microUSB rather than USB-Type C for syncing and fast-charging.
Wireless charging via the Qi standard will also be supported. The flagship smartphone will be one of the first mainstream Android smartphones to ship with a pressure-sensitive display.
Synaptics is believed to be developing the pressure sensitive display and technology that will power the new smartphone.
Similar to Apple’s 3D Touch, the Synaptics’ technology, dubbed ClearForce responds to different levels of pressure applied to the multi touch glass display.
The pressure sensitive technology will allow Samsung to add more options to the display than the traditional swipe, pinch and tap used on multi-touch smartphones.
Apple introduced pressure sensitive displays to its product line with the Apple Watch.
None of this is confirmed, so we’ll have to wait until March to see what Samsung has planned for its next flagship smartphone.