Samsung Galaxy S6 is displayed in a store in India
Samsung Galaxy S6 is displayed in a store in IndiaIBTimes India

Samsung Galaxy S7 is the cynosure of all eyes of late as its release date is drawing close. Even as Samsung fans and gadget lovers are eagerly waiting for the announcement of the much-anticipated flagship device, a new report has claimed that it will house a powerful battery much superior to its predecessor.

The Galaxy S6, which was released last year, has a non-removable Li-Ion 2,550mAh battery with up to 17 hours (3G) of talk time and up to 49 hours on music play, which is impressive considering that it boasts of screen resolution (577 ppi pixel density). However, the Galaxy S7 may come with an even better battery if one is to go by the latest claim.

The upcoming next-generation smartphone will come with a powerful battery that can last for two days with LTE on and screen set at 75% brightness, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin claimed on his Twitter page (via BGR). He has also shared screenshots from a dual-SIM version of the alleged smartphone. 

The same source had earlier claimed that the Galaxy S7 battery can last for 17 hours while playing video at maximum brightness. However, these claims are not confirmed yet.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S7 along with the bigger version – Galaxy S7 edge -- at its scheduled "Unpacked" event on 21 February, a day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) kicks off.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a 5.1-inch QHD display with 2,560x1,440 pixels and a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 edge has a 5.5-inch screen with a 3,500mAh battery. However, both the devices are expected to share specifications. It is reported that the devices will have an Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (depending on region), Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 64GB inbuilt memory, a 4GB RAM, a 12MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper.