Report: Galaxy S7 to feature 5.2-inch display, Galaxy S7 Edge 5.5-inch

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 28, 2015
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The Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge will launch in different sizes, according to a report from Korea’s ETNews cited by Reuters.

The reports claims Samsung will increase the display size of the Galaxy S7 to 5.2-inch, up from 5.1-inch on the S6. There won’t be a similar-sized curved version, however; the Galaxy S7 Edge will measure 5.5 inches, which is slightly smaller than the S6 Edge Plus model that arrived alongside the Note 5 this fall.

Citing anonymous industry sources, ETNews reports that Samsung is preparing an initial production run of 5 million units, split between the two models at a 2:1 ratio: 3.3 million Galaxy S7 units and 1.6 million Galaxy S7 Edge units.

For comparison, unofficial sources said the initial production run for the S6 comprised four Galaxy S6 units for every S6 Edge unit. After consumers reacted surprisingly well to the S6 Edge, Samsung scrambled to manufacture more units, eventually approaching a 1:1 ratio. It looks like Samsung is expecting a milder reaction to the Galaxy S7 Edge, possibly due to its larger size.

The report goes on to say that Samsung will finalize the development of the S7 and S7 Edge in January and kick off manufacturing in February. The announcement of the device is expected the same month, claim the sources. The WSJ recently reported that Samsung will likely unveil the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge around MWC 2016, which starts on February 22.

Today’s report clears up some of the confusion surrounding the size versions that the S7 will be released in. Some rumors have previously pointed towards a Plus version of the S7, but it looks now that said Plus model is actually the S7 Edge.

It’s all but certain that the S7 and S7 Edge will feature AMOLED displays of Quad HD resolution. The devices will be powered by Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 processors (depending on the market) and will come with improved cameras. The Galaxy S7 will also come with a microSD slot. For more details, read our Galaxy S7 rumor roundup.

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Thoughts on this report?

  • Javid Nazim Mammadov

    Finally! A 5.5″ flagship. Thank you Samsung, I am definitely buying it!

  • mahsa

    Samsung Nice Mobile

  • V-Phuc

    This is what a lot of people hate about Samsung. Flooding the market with a zillion phones, making it so hard to the customer to decide which one to get. The specs of one to another is so minimal, 5.1 vs 5.2 vs 5.5 vs.5.7 vs 6, so on so forth. After that they complain they don’t make enough money? Cry me a river.
    They should go back to keep distinct the S and Note series. Size-wise, keep the S around 5.1 whereas the Note should stick to 5.7, no bigger. A lot of people just want a “decent” size phone, thus 5.1 is very manageable. Those who don’t care or want bigger screen estate have the Note to play with.

    • Kiss my Asthma

      Could not have said it better myself. However I disagree with some minor points, and they mainly concern the plus variants, I mean I am all for Samsung releasing a plus variant of it’s S line mainly to give users a choice of screen size (6″ is a nice spot in my opinion, though others may disagree.) Then release the Note line independently in the second quarter. However, the current decision to have a 5.2″ normal S7 and another 5.5″ edge variant and finally a 6″ plus, is a complete mess in my opinion, which will completely confuse the customers as someone might like an edge with a smaller display or even a larger display and will be forced to buy the normal variant just to get the preferred screen size.
      I know this was a long rant, but I seriously think Samsung’s lack of attempt to streamline their flagships may backfire in it’s face very soon, especially with Huwaei starting a bigger push next year and other OEMs really stepping up their game.

    • Sherpa

      What Samsung should do is stick to three levels: a budget phone, an S-series, and a Note series, and support them really well for at least 3-4 years. With the current trend, they are going to cover all letters of the alphabet.

  • HeatFan786

    Cmon Samsung, make the changes the hardcore Android fans ask for so that way your software is critically acclaimed and not polarizing.

  • nikolas ostropolskiy

    If they don’t release an exynos version in the U.S. I’m not buying it at all. Period. I don’t like snapdragon processors, they do not work right with samsung software. Why would you ever put something in your phones that was not built around your software in the first place?

  • J G

    and just how big will the note 6 be? 6+ inches? wow

    • saksham

      ??

  • Guys there at Samsung, if you read this message: Upgrade the freaking OS to Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and so many other devices! Don’t leave so many people having the same firmware forever…I know you maybe plan to keep it stable but…Omg, We still are on Kit Kat. The Android technology goes front while our budget goes thin..