One of the biggest things to jump out at us is the display: it’s clocking in at 5.7 inches, which is typically what you’d find on a Samsung Galaxy Note device. This could be the plus-sized version of the Galaxy S7 we heard about yesterday, but there’s nothing definitive to confirm that. The resolution is showing as 2560 x 1440, though with Sony’s latest flagship sporting 4K resolution we wouldn’t be surprised to learn Samsung’s scrambling to get that upgraded.
Other specs revealed in the benchmark include a Snapdragon 820, which we’re sure Samsung is at least testing and considering. SamMobile says Samsung is still determining whether they will use their Exynos 8890 “Mongoose” SoC, though. It’s possible the company will use a dual-pronged model as they did on pre-Galaxy S6 smartphones, where they opted to use their own Exynos wares for some markets and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon for the rest.
Other interesting specs revealed include a 16 megapixel rear camera to go along with a 5 megapixel front camera. These are the same values you can find on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5, though actual sensor technology may get an upgrade (and SamMobile states Samsung is still testing a 20 megapixel ISOCELL camera that they’re working on).
The Antutu result is also showing 4GB of RAM, which is a big deal considering only the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has enjoyed that much to date. We might get even more than that if Samsung gets their way, but we aren’t holding our breath. Finally, storage should be UFS 2.0 as it was this generation, and we imagine there’ll be at least 3 different capacity options.
Although Samsung’s 2015 phones left a sour test in the mouths of many-a passionate fan, the sequel is still going to command a lot of respect and attention once it makes its way to market.