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First detailed Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors tackle codename, SoCs, camera

Allegedly dubbed “Lucky” or “Project Lucky” on the inside, the next-gen flagship Android is currently being tested with both Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips.


Given the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have barely been out in stores for five months, and the S6 Edge+ is slowly making its way around the world as we speak, it’s safe to presume not much about the GS7 is settled at the moment.

And a lot could still change until the eleventh hour of R&D, courtesy of a modular methodology called “Agile” reportedly adopted in lieu of the dated “Waterfall” model. Credible sources tell us 5.2 and 5.8-inch footprints are in the running for final Galaxy S7 designs, and while an early prototype with a 2K display seemingly visited AnTuTu recently, a future boost to 4K resolution is clearly possible.

The same goes for the RAM count, filed at 4 GB, the current mobile world record, but likely to leap to a new high of 6 gigs after the announcement of 12Gb LPDDR4 technology from the Korean device and component manufacturer.

Galaxy S7 benchmark

Meanwhile, we already informed you Sammy was probing a homebrewed Exynos silicon, as well as Qualcomm’s SD810 do-over effort, and the SoCs remain on the table. It’s possible we’ll go back to a separation of targeted markets for a couple of distinct high-end Galaxy S variants, with the Snapdragon 820 flavor due out stateside, and the Exynos 8890 iteration headed to Asia and Europe.

Project Lucky, aka Lucky-LTE, or simply Lucky is apparently S7’s internal codename, justified by the prosperity and good fortune normally associated with the number 7 in many cultures.

Now, we tend to believe you make your own luck, and if the Galaxy S7 indeed graduates to a 20 MP rear-facing camera, with something juicy called an “all-lens cover” in tow, it sounds like Samsung agrees. More so if super-fast UFS 2.0 storage is somehow paired with microSD support, which is allegedly not out of the question for the time being.

Sources: Sam Mobile, G for Games, Weibo

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