Galaxy S7 Release Rumors Take Another Turn

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are at an all-time high, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, this week even more Galaxy S7 news and leaks have surfaced and are taking a turn in a different direction. Suggesting only two phones will be released instead of three, or even four. Here’s the latest information.

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In April of last year, the Galaxy S6 was released after being announced at Mobile World Congress. Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and a Galaxy S6 Edge. Both with the same screen size, identical features, but one had a curved display. This year we’re hearing something different will happen.

Read: Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Early Comparison Based on Rumors

Rumors have been back and forth for months, and actually started back in September. Suggesting we’d see four smartphones announces in February, then three, and now they’ve slimmed down to just two. Retired leakster Evan Blass, known as @evleaks shared more information recently and claims to have the final details.

Fan-made Concept Image

Fan-made Concept Image

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At the beginning of January his sources shared some key details about the Galaxy S7 and its release date, and today he further commented on those by claiming they’ve been 100% confirmed. So what was “confirmed” exactly?

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Apparently all the reports and rumors about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are somewhat accurate, and Samsung will only be releasing two phones. Not three, and not four. There will be no Galaxy S6 Edge+, and no Galaxy S7 Plus with a big 6-inch screen.

According to Evan, Samsung plans to unveil a regular 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 with a very similar overall look and feel as last year, which we’ve heard time and time again. It will have a micro-SD card, be IP67 dust and water-resistant, have a 12 megapixel camera that will be better than last year, which leaves room for a larger 3,000 mAh battery. However, Samsung will not release a regular Galaxy S7 Edge with the same screen size like in 2015.

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Instead, Samsung will reportedly release the 5.1-inch regular Galaxy S7, then a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge. It may or may not have the “Plus” branding, which could vary by region. There will be no 5.1-inch Edge model, and no bigger 5.7-inch Edge model, at least not yet. The bigger screen size will likely be reserved for the Galaxy Note 6 in the fall, which is where we could see another Edge+ model like Samsung did in August of 2015 with the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

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This is very similar to many reports we’ve heard over the past few weeks, but also somewhat different. As we’ve heard there could be a regular small Edge, a bigger Edge, a Galaxy S7 Plus, and all types of crazy stuff. Samsung doesn’t want to flood the market, and is reserving the Galaxy S7 name to two flagship smartphones, one with a curved display and one without. Then bigger flagships will come later like past years. Here’s the full specs, if rumors are to be believed.

Galaxy S7 Specs (Rumored)

  • 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display (5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • 8-Core Snapdragon 820 Processor with 4GB of RAM (Samsung Exynos outside the US)
  • 32 and 64GB storage options (Micro-SD reportedly confirmed)
  • New 12.3 Megapixel Rear Camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and more
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging (3,600 on Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
  • Fingerprint and (maybe) an Iris Eye Scanner
  • IP67 Dust & Water Resistance (rumors say confirmed)
  • Flat Design (no camera bulge)
  • more

The Galaxy S7 could have a pressure sensitive display to rival Apple’s 3D Touch, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, as well as many other impressive features we’ve outlined above.

If all of this is accurate Samsung could be poised to have another successful launch. Building on the premium and award-winning design delivered last year, while improving everything else and adding even more features to gain back some fans that left after the Galaxy S6 was released with many missing.

If so, come late February the company will unveil these two new phones, and potentially share a release date. We’re hearing between March 4th and 11th is when they could be released in the United States. Thoughts?

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