Much ado about nothing. In a nutshell, that’s how we can label all the hoopla, controversy and turmoil recently surrounding Samsung’s rumored plans for its spring 2016 flagship(s).
The gossip bonanza started off reasonably enough, with word of standard Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sequels. But then, the number of expected Samsung Galaxy S7 derivations jumped to three, even four, including a non-curved S7 Plus that made absolutely no sense when the Note 5 is still young.
Ultimately, both the prospectively cannibalizing phablet and the GS7 Edge+ were canceled, delayed or never real in the first place, according to the most trusted tipster on Twitter. Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, says a single flat Galaxy S7 and an S7 Edge are slated for March 11 launches, with essentially all their specifications revealed in an early January report and “confirmed as 100% accurate.”
If all the intel is correct, you should gear up for 5.1 flat and 5.5-inch “edgy” high-enders, both capable of microSD storage expansion (likely, via a hybrid SIM tray), equipped with 4GB RAM (each), Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processors (depending on the region), Quad HD screen resolution, resistance to water, and large 3,000 and 3,600 mAh batteries respectively.
Their rear-facing cameras may oddly lose 4 megapixels rather than bump up the theoretical capabilities, considerably improving low-light performance via wider aperture though, and ditching physical protrusions.