Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S7, is due to be released in the next three months, so it’s no surprise to see it leak again. What is surprising is that the handset could drop down to a 12-megapixel camera, if the leak is correct. That would be down from the 16-megapixel snapper on the Galaxy S6.
So what’s going on?
First of all, it’s important to note that these aren’t official specs. They come from Chinese social networking site Weibo by AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmarking platforms. (Benchmarking is when a tester puts phones through their paces to gauge exact specs like how fast they are, in order to compare them against each other.)
Secondly, a 12-megapixel camera isn’t necessarily any worse than a 16-megapixel one. There’s a lot more to image quality than mere megapixels. The iPhone 6S sports a 12-megapixel snapper, after all, and it gives some of the best photos of any phone.
The S7′s other leaked specs include a 5.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
We could see the S7 as soon as Mobile World Congress, which kicks off on February 22nd. Expect more leaks before then.