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Exclusive: Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Diagram leak Shai Mizrachi

With CES and MWC coming up in the next few months, we’re starting to hear more about the new flagships for the early part of the year. Recent leaks suggest the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will have different sized displays and now – thanks to Shai Mizrachi, who accurately leaked the diagram for the S6 Edge Plus last year – we can confirm some of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge specs.

First, we can confirm that Samsung has decided the Galaxy S7 Edge should have a larger 5.5 inch screen, compared with the Galaxy S7, which will sport a 5.2-inch screen. This is in stark contrast to last year where both phones had 5.1-inch displays and makes sense as the S6 Edge Plus – and even more so, the BlackBerry Priv – show a larger screen works better for the Edge screen.

Second, we can also reveal that the back of each handset should also be similar to the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, where the former features a flat display and curved rear and the latter has the opposite. It’s likely that Samsung will keep to the metal and glass build used in this year’s handsets and this should mean the curved rear on the Galaxy S7 will make it easier to hold.

The bottom half of the images also throws up something pretty interesting; Samsung looks set to drop the IR blaster from – at least – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It’s not overly surprising given that other OEMs have also dropped IR blasters this year and it seems that the days of the IR blaster are numbered, yet again.

What about the rest of the specs? Through the few leaks and reports we’ve had so far, these are the possible specs for Samsung’s next flagships. It’s worth remembering that these are unconfirmed.

Galaxy S7 Specs
  • 5.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 820 CPU (USA, China) / Exynos 8890 (Europe, Asia)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB, expandable storage on Galaxy S7 only.
  • 20MP Sony IMX300 camera with OIS, phase detection auto focus, 1µm pixel size
  • LTE Cat 12 (600Mbps downlink)
Galaxy S7 Edge Specs
  • 5.5-inch dual-curved Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 820 CPU (USA, China) / Exynos 8890 (Europe, Asia)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB, no expandable storage.
  • 20MP Sony IMX300 camera with OIS, phase detection auto focus, 1µm pixel size
  • LTE Cat 12 (600Mbps downlink)

Both handsets are expected to make an appearance at MWC – which begins on February 22 in Barcelona – with a release expected shortly after. This would be the same as this year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and it’s likely both should be available in a lot of markets pretty quickly.

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The decision to go with a larger display in the S7 Edge makes sense as the recent Marshmallow leak – along with the BlackBerry Priv – shows that a larger curved display can actually be useful. Bringing back the microSD card slot in the Galaxy S7 should appease quite a few people but it remains to be seen whether the lack of this in the S7 Edge impacts on sales.

Want more info? Head over to our Galaxy S7 rumor roundup and let us know what you think of the two rumoured handsets – along with anything you’d like Samsung to add in the phones – in the comments below!

Nirave Gondhia
Nirave is one of the Managing Editors and a fan of travel. He's worked in technology for over ten years (including stints at two carriers in the UK) and reported on it for nearly nine years. In my spare time, A big football (soccer to those over the pond) fan and avid supporter of Man United for over 20 years, he reads a lot, loves a cocktails and blogs about travel.
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