The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be announced soon and Samsung’s flagship smartphones are expected to fix a few major concerns that users have voiced over the last several years.
Veteran phone news leaker Evan Blass is suggesting that the new phones will have better battery life and they will actually be water-resistant (but not waterproof).
The S6 model featured a 2,550 mAh battery, while the S6 Edge offered a slightly more robust 2,600 mAh. When the S7 devices arrive they are expected to offer 3,000 mAh for the S7 and 3,600 mAh for the S7 Edge.
Just to put that into perspective, the iPhone 6s has a 1,715 mAh battery and the larger 6s Plus features a 2,750 mAh option.
Water resistance is something Samsung accomplished with the Galaxy S5 but then dropped with the S6 lineup.
According to Blass, the new devices will have an IP67 rating. That rating means the devices are “totally protected” against dust and “protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.”
As an added bonus, Blass also reports that the phones will be able to accept microSD cards with a capacity of up to 200GB.
These are just rumors for the time being but if proven true Samsung could start giving Apple a run for its iPhone money once again.