Without further ado, here’s what I’m hoping for from the Galaxy S7.
1. Much longer battery life
The biggest complaint I have with the Galaxy S6 is its battery life. It’s just part of the problem that you face when you have a smaller device without as much room for a large battery. If Samsung can fix this, I’d happily carry the Galaxy S6 as my daily driver instead of something bigger like the Galaxy Note 5 or another phablet, which I need simply for the battery life.
Last year Samsung put a focus on fast charging and wireless charging, so you at least could juice the phone up quickly when you needed to. However, probably the new Exynos processor paired with power enhancements in Marshmallow will help the Galaxy S7 last a bit longer.
Just get me through a real full day of use and I’m happy.
2. Faster charging
I love what Samsung is doing with Adaptive Fast Charging and I hope it’s going to push the envelope again this year.
Adaptive Fast Charging on the Galaxy S6 gets you to about 50 percent charge in 30 minutes, which is great, but it seems plausible that Samsung has been working to improve this even more. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, which actually might be supported by rumored Snapdragon 820 Galaxy S7 models, is more power efficient and faster than current technology. It also might open the door for USB-C on the Galaxy S7, which could provide even faster data transfer rates.
Don’t forget that Samsung also improved wireless charging with the Galaxy Note 5, and I suspect we’ll see that transferred here as well.
3. More colors!
Samsung released the Galaxy S6 in silver, black, gold and, eventually, topaz blue in the United States. Topaz came later and, of the bunch, is by far my favorite color option. I’d love to see it continue with more options this year, possibly with a deep red option or something more eye-grabbing.
This might be important if Samsung continues to keep the same design, since it will help distinguish the new options from the old. It’s sort of like what Apple did with the new rose gold options for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year. I’m not counting on this happening, yet it’s something I’d like to see.
We don’t really know a whole lot about the Galaxy S7 just yet, which I actually kind of like. The surprise is usually long ruined before an OEM takes the stage to unveil its new flagship but, if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll still be in the dark when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S7.
Some things I didn’t add to this list, basically since I deem they’re givens, are more RAM, a faster processor, an upgraded camera and Android Marshmallow. I’d be surprised if Samsung didn’t work on all of those new features. Oh, and as for TouchWiz, well… I’d like to see it go, but I’m afraid it’s probably going to stick around.
What would you like to see on the Galaxy S7?