Samsung Galaxy S7 may ship with unibody Magnesium alloy chassis
All major smartphone makers have at least one expensive flagship series to represent the company's pinnacle of design and hardware technology. Many of these models tend to carry elegant aluminum alloy cases as they are lightweight, more durable, and flashier compared to standard plastics.
According to media reports from South Korea, LG and Samsung are both gearing up for the next generation of flagship smartphones by utilizing a specific type of Magnesium alloy. Magnesium is one of the lightest common metals in the industry (Density: 1.74 kg/dm3) and its toughness and corrosion resistance can be improved with the addition of Zinc and Manganese, respectively.
The same reports have not made it clear if Samsung will introduce the new chassis as part of the Galaxy S7 or if it will come at a later date instead. The Galaxy S7 is rumored for two separate configurations later this year: One with a Snapdragon 820 SoC and the other with Samsung's own Exynos 8990 (Exynos M1) SoC. A supposed pre-production model was recently spotted on Geekbench as two separate entries with either 3 GB RAM or 4 GB RAM.
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