2016 will be a big bet for smartphone makers. Several leaks and rumors have already started about the upcoming smartphones of this year. The two big players: Apple and Samsung are on hot seat with their rumored smartphones: Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 respectively.
Well, both phones are yet released, but rumor mill is fill with the leaked specifications that are close to reality. The Samsung Galaxy S7 will arrive first of course, it is expected to come out in February, just ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Meanwhile, Apple's next possible iPhone - the iPhone 7 - will not arrive until the end of the year, but the rumor mill has not stopped leaking the specifications of the next iPhone. This post will talk about how each smartphone will be like, starting with the specs, based on leaks.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7: Key Specifications
The Galaxy S7 is rumored to sport a 5.1 inch display with a maximum resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. The design is expected to change but not as radical as form the S5 to S6. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and will have 32GB, 64GB and 128GB of internal storage.
On the other hand, the iPhone 7 is likely to have a display of 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch 3D Touch display with QHD resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. The phone is expected to have completely new design with thinner body and bezel. As per the rumors, the iPhone 7 will be powered by A10 processor with 3GB of RAM and will come in four storage models: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7: Design
The iPhone 7 will feature a radically different design. The next iPhone will have a thinner body, a thinner bezels and maybe an edge-to-edge display. There is also a strong rumor that Apple is working on physical home button with embedding a virtual home button and Touch ID in the screen itself.
On the other hand, The overall design of the Galaxy S7 variants will remain the same and the major changes will be under the hood. According to the rumored information, the Galaxy S7 will feature faster processor, a new DRAM chips with a microSD card slot.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7: Display
The Apple iPhone 7 will probably get a higher resolution display, specifically a QHD display with a resolution of 2560x1440, to compete the high-end Android smartphones, which comes with similar display resolution. Samsung rumored to add some kind of 3D Touch-like pressure sensing display to its next flagship. Further, the iPhone 7 should come in the standard 4.7 inch display and 5.5 inch for Plus model.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7: Camera
The camera for the iPhone 7 has been rumored for a quite long time. It is rumored to feature a dual-lens camera module in the iPhone 7 offering a DSLR like picture quality. While, Samsung Galaxy S7 will take the advantage of dual-camera setup, something like HTC One M8 and Huawei Honor 6 Plus. The AnTuTu benchmark shows that the next flagship will features a 16 megapixel rear camera with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7: Release Date
Samsung usually unveil its flagship smartphone at the MWC in Barcelona, but rumors suggest that the Galaxy S7 will be unveiled ahead of MWC just like the Galaxy Note 5. According to the new information, the Galaxy S7 will arrive in early-February . As per the Apple's launch pattern, the iPhone 7 will be released somewhere in September 2016.