Samsung and Apple are both going to release new flagships this year, namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7. Despite the emergence of new players, there is the long standing rivalry between the two companies and now new documents reportedly say that Samsung Galaxy S7 shames Apple in one particular metric. Can Samsung finally get a new one up against Apple?
Several leaks have already cropped up about the Galaxy S7 including the design to be similar to the present Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones – consequently the same units that are alike to Apple’s form factor. Samsung has not yet disclosed the full details of the phone but documents from FCC suggests that it may be able to trounce Apple at least in one aspect – battery life.
According to The Motley Fool, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge will come with a 3,600 mAh battery which is larger than previous Galaxy S6 Edge models featuring 2,600 mAh battery. The latter already beat Apple in terms of battery life – imagine how much more the Galaxy S7’s battery life will be able to. Apple’s iPhone 6 comes with a 1715 mAh battery. This means Samsung will release a device that potentially offers twice the battery life of Apple’s iPhone 6. Nonetheless, all details must be taken with grain of salt until the Korean tech giant gives the final details.
Another report from Android Authority gives a closer look on what people can expect from Samsung’s upcoming device. According to the publication’s source, the new flagship should run with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Other features that people can expect include IP68 (or IP67) rating, a 12 MP camera, a 2800 mAh battery, and microSD support. More importantly, the source also reportedly assured that the device will now come with a USB Type-C. While the camera will only supposedly have 12MP, Samsung will be offering larger pixels – in the same way as the Nexus 6P/5X cameras.