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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specifications confirm waterproofing and 5.5-inch screen

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Samsung's Mobile World Congress press event is an hour away, but a new leak has confirmed some of the rumored specifications for the company's new flagship phone. An image of what purports to be the official retail box for the Galaxy S7 Edge features a fairly complete specifications list, apparently confirming that the device will have a 5.5-inch, curved AMOLED screen in qHD resolution. The leak doesn't contain any information on the rumored standard Galaxy S7, which is expected to come in a smaller, 5.1-inch size.

The box also touts that the S7 Edge will have "Dual Pixel" front and rear cameras, coming in at 5 and 12 megapixels, respectively. That represents a slight drop from the Galaxy S6, but it's likely that Samsung will focus on the improved low-light capabilites afforded by having fewer, but larger, pixels. The packaging also confirms the return of waterproofing — a key feature from the Galaxy S5 that was missing on last year's model. There's also 4GB of RAM and an unspecified octa-core processor on board. The particular variant pictured has 32GB of storage — mostly likely the minimum available — and comes in a "Gold Platinum" color, whatever that means.


All of these leaks leave little to the imagination, but we'll be covering Samsung's Unpacked event live from Barcelona starting at 1PM ET. Be sure to tune in then for more.

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