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Galaxy S7: Leaked Samsung docs give our first hint of what’s to come

Published Aug 10th, 2015 12:36PM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S7 Leaked Specs Rumor
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The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were both amazing devices… but they still were apparently sales disappointments for Samsung. No matter, because Samsung is already looking forward to its next big thing that will release in 2016: The Galaxy S7.

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PhoneArena draws our attention to some leaked internal Samsung documents that show us Samsung is testing out a version of the Galaxy S7 right now that’s running with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. This is interesting because Samsung went with its own chipset for the Galaxy S6 instead of one of Qualcomm’s — a wise choice, it turned out, because Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 was notorious in early versions for having major overheating problems. That Samsung is testing out the 820 on the S7, however, suggests the company is at least thinking of giving Qualcomm another shot.

PhoneArena also notes that Samsung has launched a new production initiative called “Agile” that aims to speed up how quickly new phones are released. This means that we might get to see the Galaxy S7 earlier in 2016 than we expected, as Samsung seems determined to have a new phone out before the start of Mobile World Congress next year.

To check out the leaked Galaxy S7 documents for yourself, check out PhoneArena’s full gallery here.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.