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