Ahead of Samsung's special media event on 21 February 2016, the first in hand images and confirmed information about the upcoming Galaxy S7 range have started to come to light. We've had some predictions running for a little while, and it looks like we might have been on the money. Here's what we know — for sure — so far.
This image of the back of the upcoming S7 was obtained by ReviewDao, and although the picture quality isn't amazing, it has revealed a few hints about what features the new model may contain.
Another image reveals what is believed to be the Galaxy S7 Edge, courtesy of Weibo user JKwan. Further proof of its legitimacy lies in the picture showing the device running a benchmarking app that reveals the model number SM-G9350, which was tied to the S7 Edge when it passed through China's Compulsory Certification organisation.
So what do these images reveal about the design direction Samsung are taking?
The focus appears to be on a curved, streamlined design — almost harking back to the S6. The slightly bulged back may indicate a larger battery capacity, and the Edge version appears to be boating a bigger screen.
It's got to be said though — those fingerprints. Ouch. It seems the new model will be just as hard to keep looking clean than previous versions. I just want to buff it with a soft cloth. Great for crime scene detectives, I suppose?