Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7 Leaked Specs, Design, and Features Showdown!

For the past six years, Korean Giant Samsung and American electronics company Apple have been facing each other head-on, battling it out without reservations for leadership in the flagship-level handset category.

And this 2016, we can expect to witness the same spectacle from these two tech titans as they release what fans and insiders are already calling 'Samsung Galaxy S7' and 'iPhone 7', their respective latest generation top-of-the-line models.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Shown in the purported leaked shot above, Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to be announced later this much and to become available for purchase in key markets come March 2016.

According to a few 'serial leakers' and self-proclaimed 'insiders' online, SGS7 will flaunt a design language that's largely the same as that of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6. They say that the new model will also have front and back scratch-resistant glass panels and mid-frame crafted from aluminum. Earlier renders showed S7's camera module protruding more compared to that of S6 but newer ones like I posted here shows a more flat rear design, which I personally prefer.

Looking at the image, it appears that the Korean Giant will likewise launch the follow-up to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge alongside the version with flat display. What's interesting, though, is that SGS7 Edge appears to be bigger than the regular model - at least, in that shot - suggesting that it could come with a display size in between 5.1 and 5.7 inches.

As for the specs, various tech sites are saying that the 2016 Galaxy flagship will run on either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 or Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, will have 4GB of RAM, and come with up to 128GB of non-expandable storage. Other purported key features include a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, improved rear camera with ISOCELL sensor and Optical Image Stabilization, Force Touch display technology that senses and registers pressure, and a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery pack (info c/o Eldar Murtazin) delivering up to 48 hours of uptime with regular use.

Samsung Galaxy S7

On the other hand, Apple iPhone 7 - which is expected to supersede the best-selling Apple iPhone 6S - will most likely be announced in September 2016 alongside the latest iteration to the Apple iPhone 6S Plus phablet.

Based on how Apple crafted its previous iPhones, I guess it's fair to say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will have technical specifications that are largely the same as their powerhouse predecessors having the S-suffix -- including 4.7-inch HD and 5.5-inch Full HD Retina Display screens, Apple A9 processor, 12 MegaPixel main camera, 5 MegaPixel front cam, fingerprint sensor, and 3D Touch screen technology.

Whereas iPhone 6S looked exactly the same as iPhone 6, the Apple iPhone 7 - I'm sure - will feature an all-new design language. Like what's presented in the mock-up above, insiders say that the upcoming iPhone will ditch the rather annoying camera protrusion and will have less pronounced antenna bands or lines at the back.

For the past three years, Apple has been terrible at keeping the design of their yet-to-be-announced iDevices under wraps. That said, I bet it shouldn't take too long for us to see actual unit photos of the latest generation iPhone taken in the wild.

So which of these two 2016 models are you more excited to see and play with? Let me know your thoughts about each device in our comments section. Personally, I'm excited about both handsets. I'm expecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 to be the winner in terms of technical specifications as well as unique features and I'd love to see how Apple can further improve the already very attractive design and build of the current iPhone.

To wrap this up, let me say that we would all do well to take these images and other leaked information with a grain of salt. In fact, unless details about these new handsets come directly from Samsung and Apple, we shouldn't take them all too seriously. I join all of you in waiting patiently for either companies to release official word regarding these amazing products.