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Fresh Galaxy S7 details leak out, including the first purported photos

Galaxy S7 Photo Camera microSD

After a report revealed over the weekend that the Galaxy S7 will launch on March 11th, more Galaxy S7 details have arrived, including first purported images of the device, from various sources.

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Even though Samsung desperately tries every year to keep its flagship handsets from being photographed in the wild ahead of their official announcements, it consistently fails, as leaks still find their way online.

This year, GSM Arena scored images of what seem to be the front panel and front-facing camera module of the Galaxy S7. There’s no distinctive branding to suggest the front panel belongs to the next Samsung flagship, but the home button and capacitive buttons are clear signals that this is a component made for a Samsung device.

As for the camera, this part is clearly identified as belonging to the SM-G930F, which is supposed to be the model number of the Galaxy S7.

Moving on to inside info on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, a person who claims to be a Samsung employee passed along information about the phones to South Korean site Naver.

The devices should have a black chassis and will lack the camera protrusion on the back. The new phones will be dust and waterproof, just like the Galaxy S5, and they will support microSD memory expansion. Apparently, Samsung will use a particular dual SIM slot that will accommodate microSD cards.

According to the unnamed person, the primary feature of the Galaxy S7 will be the new main camera. Rather than increasing megapixels count, Samsung is going to have a 12-meapixel shooter with an aperture of f/1.7 that should further improve camera performance at night. The camera will reportedly have a dual pixel autofocus system similar to what Canon uses on its DLSR cameras.

Finally, the battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 will also be bigger than its predecessors’ batteries.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.