If the last year or two have taught us anything about the way Samsung operates, it’s that we can expect a new flagship device announcement around March or April, so we can expect plenty of leaks and insider information to surface for the next few months, one of the first of which suggests that Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy S7 in two sizes next year, much like Apple does with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
According to a report from ET News, a South Korean outlet, the regular Galaxy S7 will come with a 5.2-inch display, which will be flat. However, next year’s Galaxy Edge will come with a larger 5.5-inch display, which as the name suggests, will be curved slightly at the edges.
Previous rumours have suggested that the Galaxy S7 will be as big as 5.7-inches and while this may have been talked about internally, Samsung likely only recently set it in stone in order to gear up for mass production. The South Korean report also cites sources familiar with the matter claiming that Samsung will start off with an initial production run of five million units for the device.
Mass production is also currently tipped to begin in February, with the bulk of the focus being placed on the flat Galaxy S7. Samsung is apparently set to produce less of the Edge handsets in 2016.
KitGuru Says: I’m not a huge fan of large handsets, so I’d prefer a 4.7-inch Galaxy S7 myself. However, Samsung has had plenty of success with its larger displays in the past, so it makes sense. I do wonder if a larger Galaxy S7 Edge would interfere with sales of the Galaxy Note though. Are any of you currently using a Samsung smartphone? Are you planning on upgrading in the new year?