That Samsung’s about to launch the Galaxy S7 is a bit of an open secret, if by “secret” we mean “something that’s painfully obvious to anyone paying attention to the smartphone market.” There’s been no shortage of leaks detailing what to expect from the upcoming flagship, with the most recent arrivals giving us a look what’s changing (or not) for the phone’s design with the publication of some possible renders. And for as likely as it’s looking that Samsung’s gearing up to announce the phone at an MWC 2016 Unpacked event, so far the handset remains unofficial and unconfirmed. Or at least, it had been, prior to Samsung outing the Galaxy S7 edge on the company’s own developer site.
In a developer resource highlighting a number of features unique to hardware like the edge screen and S Pen stylus, Samsung makes direct reference to the Galaxy S7 edge multiple times.
While there doesn’t appear to be similar mention of the flat-screened, expected-to-be-smaller Galaxy S7 proper, its existence is certainly implied by mention of an edge variant (to say nothing of the mountains of leaks we’ve seen to date).
In addition to this confirmation of the forthcoming Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung’s developer page makes a number of references to Google’s future Android N release, specifically in regards to deprecating certain older edge screen and S Pen features. Even a preview of Android N is likely still several months away, but between this and the mention of the GS7 edge, it’s clear that Samsung’s got its mind soundly on what’s to come.