Not a day goes by lately that Samsung’s next big thing (s) aren’t in the spotlight, with the rumor mill shifting its focus from processors and other internal components to release timelines and now prospective screen diagonals.
It remains unclear whether we’ll be seeing two or four Samsung Galaxy S7 models debut at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with various flat and edge panels speculated, but this week’s trend appears to favor a two-version 5.2/5.5-inch theory.
That would be an interesting change of pace after all the confusion generated by last year’s GS6 and S6 Edge both measuring 5.1 inches, which caused sales cannibalism and forced Samsung to also roll out a 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 Edge+ alongside the S Pen-enabled Note 5.
If real, the 2016 5.5-inch S7 Edge could well stand for the Plus derivation too, while the flat 5.2-inch GS7 looks to further slim down bezels. At least that’s what Android Authority believes following a confidential discussion with a trusted tipster, who supplies the public with a neat dimension comparison between the two upcoming phones and the now passé Galaxy S6.
Though allegedly capable of offering a smidge of extra screen real estate, the S7 sizes up at the same 143 x 70.5 mm as its predecessor. Meanwhile, the GS7 Edge (or Plus) should measure 151 mm in height and 73 in width, which suggests a 5.5-inch or so display is indeed in tow.
The unverified, unconfirmed but credible schematics also reveal Samsung could discard IR blaster functionality from the S7 and S7 Edge’s bags of tricks, previously rumored to include Quad HD screen resolution, Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 power, 4GB RAM, expandable storage, 20MP cameras, and 3D Touch-like enhanced gesture support.
Source: Android Authority