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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ names confirmed?

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ names confirmed?
Samsung is getting ready to host an Unpacked event on February 21 at MWC 21, and we're all expecting the company to unveil its new Galaxy S7 family of smartphones on that day.

Like the Galaxy S6 series from last year, the S7 lineup should include devices with flat displays, as well as with curved ones. An image posted today by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) suggests that Samsung is planning to launch three S7 models: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy S7 edge+. A Samsung Galaxy S7+ may also be in the making, but it's not mentioned here.

While the Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a flat, 5.1-inch Quad HD display, it's not clear what sizes the dual-curve screens of the Galaxy S7 edge and S7 edge+ should have. Anyway, Samsung could go with the same sizes that it used for the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+: 5.1 inches, and 5.7 inches, respectively.

As you can see in the image below, the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ logos are shown on a background that seems to include tiny water drops. Not long ago, we heard that the S7 series would be water-resistant (like the Galaxy S5 from 2014), so the background makes sense. Of course, anyone could make an image like this, pretending it to reveal the logos of these upcoming Samsung handsets. However, @evleaks usually posts genuine images and info, so, at the moment, we're inclined to believe that these are, indeed, the logos of Samsung's next-gen high-end smartphones.

Compared to the Galaxy S6 family, the Samsung Galaxy S7 series should bring notable changes. Besides water-resistance, the new smartphones may feature microSD card slots, always-on screen functionality, larger batteries, and 12 MP rear cameras with big sensors (these should be better than the 16 MP cameras of the S6 models). Stay tuned as we try to gather more details about this.

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ names confirmed?

source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:47 19

1. Emmanuelz (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Best phone of 2016! Game over

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:55 1

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 20630; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Till the Note 6, and possibly iPhone 7+ come out. It'll be a great phone, but the note is Samsungs true flagship.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:09 6

5. Emmanuelz (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Yeah, i have the note 5 and previously the note 4 the best in the business. All samsung flagships are great

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:13 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 20630; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes, they do make a mean phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:00

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Note is a beast. I've had one since the Note II and have no regrets.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:59

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well, at least until the Note comes out.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:51

37. pleezzzz (Posts: 30; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


the note us my favorite flagship

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:20

42. may_czos (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Till Note6/iP7. They will be the best until S8. That's natural.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 19:53 4

16. STech (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Nov 2015)


If it has multi-user mode and IR blaster.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 21:39 4

23. Hallyu (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Exactly. Samsung had already proved that its flagship Galaxy line from 2010 to 2015 are the best smartphone of those years. And this year, there's nothing different, Samsung owns the crown already.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:49 2

2. artificialintelligence (Posts: 154; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


Said no one ever

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:57 7

4. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2614; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Hope the rumors are wrong about them ditching the IR blaster...

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:49 2

14. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2358; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ikr I Don't Even Know Where My TV Remote Is, Been Lost For Over Year But Thx To My HTC One M8 And S6 It Didn't Matter. I Really Hope They Keep The IR Blaster, I Don't Want To Buy A Remote Just Because I Got A New Phone.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:17 4

7. artixine (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)


Who the f**k cares sooo much about that bloody ir blaster,seriously ? Stop already with this. As for the background of the logo, i'd be more inclined to think that it is in fact refering to some kind of metal, purportedly magnesium ?

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:02 4

12. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2614; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I do. I bought a Micro USB OTG one for my OnePlus One 'cause it's not built-in. Use it to control my theater system and TVs in different rooms in my home. Maybe we'll eventually see a USB Type C variant of it, but still nothing beats having it built-in.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:18

8. bur60 (Posts: 841; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Interesting.... If all rumours are true and if it's matte glass..

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 05:42

29. mimranmaan (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


This is a must, that shiny glass of S6 looks to toyish....

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 16:04

41. Lememurilo (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)


Matte glass looks like plastic, and does not match the front of the unit...

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:20 1

9. Raito (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Not really a great phone,same design,same features (add S touch,Apple Force Touch replica),Xperia Z6 series will crush them all...

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 19:41 2

15. talon95 (Posts: 514; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I don't mind Sony but you do realize they have like 2% market share. Not crushing anything. Which is too bad because they do a lot of things right. Somehow I have a hard time trusting them though.

I'm happy with the renders, they had a good thing in the S6 so there's no need to mess it up. And I actually prefer the IR blaster to the S pen after using them both for a while, I simply use the remote more.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 21:09 2

22. catze86 (Posts: 708; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Sony cant do anything...hehehe
I love their Walkman though.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:24

10. zeeBomb (Posts: 1978; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Ayyyyy

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:29

11. jeroome86 (Posts: 1001; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I bet the Note 6 won't have the S-Pen issue this time. Need to upgrade my Note 3. Maybe a discounted 5 would be the ticket. The S7 launch should give us some clues to what to expect.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:13

13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1966; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If they stop messing with the brightness output on the edge variants, I might buy it. Other than that, it's regular S7 all the for me otherwise.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 19:59 2

17. Chuck007 (Posts: 1090; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


S7 Edge+ shall be mine!

That 12mp camera will be a major risk though. In the sense iPhone 7 will most likely boast a higher pixel count and Apple fanboys will point this out every opportunity they have..

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:13 2

18. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


The same apple fanboys who for years boast that giga-pixels don't matter? Lmao.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:16

19. j2001m (Posts: 2886; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope. They never change the cam in a big way with an none s ver

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 10:29

32. Techist (Posts: 237; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


What would it matter if the S7 camera beats the iPhone 7 in image quality, as has been happening for the last 2 years or so? The whole point of a camera is pictures, not pixels. I'd take better pictures over more pixels any day.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 14:26

39. miket1737 (Posts: 2413; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


you do realize MP is just one part of overall image quality? if this camera is 12 MP with britecell tech RBW/rgbw (whatever it may be not 100% sure on the combination) and larger pixel size, alongside with a supposed f1.7 aperature and better lens cover, this thing will take virtually better photos then the s6 in all conditions. the ones who argue numbers on a spec sheet are idiots and don't really know what they are talking about.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:26

20. nodes (Posts: 696; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


no need official confirmation for the names.
there will be Samsung Galaxy Note 6 this year, can i become a magician now?
i can see the future!

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:28 1

44. Settings (Posts: 1530; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Sounds like, three name schemes with 1468 variants. Lels!

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:31 1

21. jeroome86 (Posts: 1001; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


What happens when Samsung makes a Note 8 considering theirs a tablet called that?

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 21:45

24. aegislash (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Technically it's called Galaxy Note 8.0, but yes I too am interested in how they'll do it. Google went the route of adding a letter to the Nexus 6 name most probably because they already have a Nexus 7 and didn't want to deal with possible confusion issues.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 22:31

25. BLSEOTB (Posts: 332; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


LG better price their G5 lower than the S7 because microsd is expected to make a return.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 23:29 1

26. vijay.alapati (Posts: 138; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


People who brought S6 Edge + few months back will now feel like.... O-o

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:04

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They will feel nothing. If I still had my Edge+ I woudlnt be mad.
I'm not all that interested in the S7. In fact I am considering buying the S6 Edge+ for the 3rd time since i had 2 other models.

I have Jump, so I can buy 2 phones every year for the cost of one.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 14:28

40. miket1737 (Posts: 2413; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


didnt you have a edge + and got a note 5 now? what makes you want to go back to the edge +. personally i am growing a little tired of the edged display on the edge + functionality wise. it is absolutely beautiful to look at but it does reflect quite a bit, i feel like having a flat screened device again. I also feel like i am getting a little tired from the very thin edges of the phone, note 5 feels much better in hand, etc

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 13:33

38. willard12 (Posts: 1624; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I have it. Since I'm perfectly fine with what I bought. And, what I bought still does exactly what I bought it for, I feel just fine.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 01:13

27. Modest_Moze (Posts: 113; Member since: 23 Mar 2015)


Names confirmed! Move on!

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 02:36

28. carlemillward (unregistered)


I wonder if they fixed the glass back, it picks up fingerprints and is very slippery. Though, DBrands skins do wonders.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 05:56

30. babyk (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S7+ better be in the making cuz not everyone wants these edge phones

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 11:08

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Except last year they did and JK Shin was skinned alive by Samsung for not being prepared for the demand on the Edge model becaus eit wasnt expected but still happened.

Also it appears according to numbers, the Edge model is the highest seller between the 2.

I think I've seen maybe 2 of the base S6 in the wild. I bought 3 total. I bought the 128GB S6 Edge and then I sold it for the S6 Edge+. I bought my mom the 32GB S6 Edge, but she said it had to many bells and whistles so she has an iPhone and is still complaining about usage issues. But hey, she's 80+ and not good with tech toys. I asked her if she wanted to go back to the old flipper...she said no. Go figure!

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 08:19 2

31. acruzlu (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


I am going to watch the event and check out the s7 edge plus, but may hold out until August for the note 6.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:21

43. may_czos (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


One thing Samsung - fix the RAM management!

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