Samsung appears to uncharacteristically keep its next flagship phone under wraps, despite every tipster and their mother going the extra mile in trying to solve the Galaxy S7 design, processor, release timeframe, screen size, and configuration scheme puzzles.
Essentially nothing’s certain yet, as several reports continue to conflict on crucial facts like the number of major GS7 variants in the pipeline. Granted, it’s pretty much set in stone some regions will get Snapdragon 820 models, while others probably have no overheating concerns, thanks to the Exynos 8890 SoC.
Korea’s ET News today suggests Samsung merely has two Galaxy S7 versions in the works, a flat 5.2-incher and a curved 5.5-inch S6 Edge sequel. The latter might be called S7 Edge or S7 Plus, and in spite of its predecessor’s mainstream success, it’s still set to play second fiddle in terms of mass-production capacity.
Development should wrap up in January, with actual manufacturing and a limited commercial first run rumored to follow in February. Initial production could circle a grand total of 5 million units, 3.3 mil of which will be standard, non-edgy and relatively easy to handle, with the curvy, jumbo-sized S7 Edge purportedly accounting for the rest.
Now, opinions may vary, but a “two-track strategy” sounds a little more sensible to us than a convoluted “four-track” game plan, while a small footprint gap should help you tell the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge or S7 Plus with extra ease.
Source: ET News