With Mobile World Congress just over a month away, rumors regarding upcoming smartphones are circulating at a feverish pace. One of the most anticipated phones of the year, Samsung's Galaxy S7, is the subject of a new report from PhoneArena.
The publication recently caught wind of an AnTuTu benchmark result purportedly run on the Galaxy S7 (or at least, one of multiple expected variants).
The handset, codenamed SM-G930F, is said to include a 5.1-inch display operating at 2,560 x 1,440 that's powered by Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC alongside a hearty 4GB of RAM and 64GB of local storage.
The Galaxy S7 in question is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, somewhat of a surprise since Samsung has been willing to participate in the megapixel race for so long (the Galaxy S6, for example, utilizes a 16-megapixel sensor). Fewer (but larger) pixels allow the camera to collect more light, thus improving low-light image quality.
Serial leaker Evan Blass recently said on Twitter that Samsung will release three variants of its new flagship: the standard Galaxy S7, an S7 Edge and an S7 Edge+. The Exynos 8890 is likely to ship with international models while Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is expected to power devices sold in the US.
We've also heard over the past several months that the Galaxy S7 may have a pressure-sensitive display that would function similar to Apple's 3D Touch panel found in current generation iPhones. Other rumors suggest the phone will feature a magnesium alloy body with a glass back and a high-end audio chip.