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Samsung allegedly working on two Galaxy S7 versions with 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch displays

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Samsung allegedly working on two Galaxy S7 versions with 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch displays
According to a new report from Samsung's home country of South Korea, the company's upcoming Galaxy S7 will be offered in two sizes. Note that this rumor is a bit on the wild side, meaning that you might want to have a grain of salt in your proximity just in case.

If the source of this report is to be believed, the standard version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with a 5.2-inch display, but Samsung is also said to launch a 5.8-inch version of the Galaxy S7. Although this seems like a long stretch, bear in mind that Samsung's current-gen smartphone line-up includes two smartphones that are almost identical in terms of design and specs, with the only differentiating factor being the display size. We're obviously talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

The report also notes that the Galaxy S7 will come with a 4K display, but the source does not mention if this will be the resolution of the 5.8-inch display, or for the 5.2-inch version as well. The Samsung Galaxy S6 already comes with an amazingly sharp 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD) at a PPI of 577, and going any further than QHD at 5.2 inches across the diagonal might be considered a bit of overkill. Note that the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first smartphone with a 4K display comes with a 5.5-inch panel running a 4K resolution at 808 PPI.

Allegedly, the Galaxy S7 will come with 4GB of RAM, which would mean that Samsung's newfound capabilities of fitting 6GB of RAM inside a smartphone will be postponed until the Galaxy Note 6 rears its head.

The oddball information provided by the report is that both Samsung Galaxy S7 versions will be released by the end of 2015. This obviously seems very unlikely, although it should be noted that previous reports claimed that the manufacturer aims to have the Galaxy S7 ready by the end of the year, which could be the source of any potential confusion.

source: AsiaToday via GforGames

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posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:45 14

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Please no 4k resolution. QHD is more than enough.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:49 4

4. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Yep! Stupid marketing teams.
QHD is more than anything anyone would ever need on a 5-inch display.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:51 13

7. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


And you would say otherwise is Samsung make a 4K one. Typical Samsung fanboy.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:56 6

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nope, unlike your fangirls I don't like wasting resources on useless stuffs.

That's I said even QHD **is more than anything** one needs. FHD is good enough for 99% of people. I have barely seen anyone saying they could notice individual pizels even on a FHD display. On a QHD it's even tougher.

Learn to read first before commenting with your useless brain.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:02 2

11. SamDH1 (Posts: 412; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Look at the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6 next to each other. You can't pick out the pixels, but you can certainly tell one is a hell of a lot sharper than the other. 4K might be too much, but I'd love to have the choice if it doesn't hurt the performance

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:08 8

13. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


"if"(sorry i made a typo) Samsung make a 4K one, would you still call it a stupid marketing?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:21 7

21. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Yes, why not?

Who on right mind can justify a 4K display on a 5inch display??

I am more than happy with a FHD display on mobile. The argument of VR is redundant currently. How many VR sets sell? And if that's required, better create a seperate phone to use for VR.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:32 3

24. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Sorry for misjudging you. But you should keep your words, dude.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:43 4

26. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Keeping my word?? Companies don't run according to my wish. If they left it to me, I would have 3500mAh battery in every phone and with a 1/2-inch sensor, FHD Super AMOLED display and Exynos 7420. I don't worry about microSD,but no harm if we have that as well.

Unfortunately I don't control any of them. So, I use whatever they make!

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:46 1

37. Trex95 (Posts: 879; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Full HD Super Amoled not that good 2K Super Amoled a lot better especially with white point.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:44 3

27. Kumar123 (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


You didn't misjudge him. He is die hard Samsung fan. If you remember the way rd_nest and this so called "unbiased" TyrionLannister dude's commented and behave during the S6 launch event then it will become crystal clear that both are s-heep. I clearly remember rd_nest said Antutu benchmark are crap because that time S6 didn't score the highest mark but after S6 broked the antutu record you forgot to mention that antutu is a crap benchmark. He is super butthurt about Sony releasing the first 4K display.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:51 4

30. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Antutu benchmark is always crap. It was crap then, it is crap now. You don't have to look in past. I will say it even now.

There is a reason why Anandtech never uses that, just talk to Andreilux if you have any doubt. But I doubt if you even have a clue who Andrei is, so pointless talking to a 'Kumar'.

BTW, I make a living by benchmarking and analyzing enterprise devices. Be it storage, networking or hypervisors. I deal with benchmarking critical data center solutions everyday in my job. So, I do have a fair idea which benchmark is useful, and what is crap. If I say you don't measure latency in a backup/archive profile, I doubt it makes any sense to you. So, next time when debate with me about benchmark, get your basics done properly.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:02 3

31. Ordinary (Posts: 2178; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Exactly, this Kumar doesnt have a clue what he is talking about just hurt about everything that Apple doesnt release lol.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:05 1

32. Kumar123 (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Antutu benchmark is a piece of trash benchmark everyone knows that. But you conveniently forgot to tell people or should I say you never bother to mention that AFTER S6 scored record high score. But I continuously told people that when Samsung failed to a achieve highest score. This is the same thing, you and "unbiased" Tyrion would have said nothing if Samsung release the first 4K display.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:17

33. Kumar123 (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


*But you

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 10:04

44. Loveneesh (Posts: 142; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


some times we think that what we think is more than anything but not more than 1or2 years it become normal and it not all on upper range categories .
so we should go with innovation because one day you think that you are totally wrong.(if you dont think it then think about your needs in 2010,11,12..)

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:29 1

34. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 275; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


They wont do 4k the battery life on S6 is bad enough with 2k screen. 4K would kill it.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:50 4

38. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The battery life is pretty good for me. I get 5 to 5.5 hours screen on time on 5.1.1 and battery on 5.0.2 was even better.

Also it did pretty great on PA, GSMArena's and anandtech's professional battery tests.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet from haters.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:39

41. Cicero (Posts: 856; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I get 4,5h onscreen time on S4 mostly browsing. Only 5h on S6?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:57

42. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


My usage is heavier. On similar usage, I got about 3 hour SoT on S4.

If I browse, I can go 8-9 hours SoT easily. Maybe even more. Browsing is a much lighter activity compared to playing games that constantly sync with the server. If I watch videos, I can go higher than 10 hours SoT.

Also, there is an issue. Clash of clans doesn't work on my university's WiFi. So I have to use a VPN application which drains even more battery.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:22

50. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


You've got s6 or s6 edge? I'm considering getting s6 edge this year. Probably a 128GB variant.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:34

52. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


S6. But both have pretty similar battery life.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 12:10

53. UglyFrank (Posts: 1583; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


4K in the same vein as Z5 Premium (running in 4K in specific apps) would be great because it would scale 4:1 and the power drain wouldn't change due to it being AMOLED

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 12:37

54. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Yeah, but 1080p would be less sharp compared to the QHD in S6. That isn't good.

What's wrong with QHD. It's way more than you need for sharpness. It's even overkill for majority of the population. Why go with 4k then.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 17:26

56. Diezparda (Posts: 845; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


if it's come with 4k i'll skip that, S6 is more than enough
wish it has bigger battery life with more eficient cpu & slightly bigger battery would be perfect

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:46 9

2. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


LMAOOO Samsung now copying Sony... i bet they're butt hurt they didnt release the 4K display first

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:52

8. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What is there to laugh about? You think even an eagle could recognize individual pixels in a 500PPI display?

A 500PPI display is same as 1000PPI display for humans.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:16 6

18. RajRicardo (Posts: 384; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Z5 only plays media at 4K. rest all is stll fhd.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:17 3

19. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Its really important to these guys who comes out with what first. These what they call "innovations" give them cred as they are the ones who released them first. Kinda gives them notoriety.
First waterproof smartphone
First 41MP camera
First to have heart rate monitor
First retina phone
First game centric phone
First edge screen
First to go out in space
First long lasting battery

Guess what belongs to each OEMs?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:48 3

29. Kumar123 (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Ha ha ha. I'm super glad that other android company beat Samsung in their own game. Look at their butthurt fans. These guys were always vocal about how Higher resolution is better during the S6 launch after the Z5 premium the are saying the opposite. I'm 100% sure they would have said the opposite if Samsung released note 5 with 4K screen.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:10 2

39. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


And you were the one saying QHD is a gimmick just because Samsung did it, now your praising Sony with 4k hey?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 10:04 2

43. Kumar123 (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Since when I praised Sony for their 4K display? Show it to me.
I never said QHD is a gimmick, I said, because of Samsung crap pentile layout their QHD has the same sharpness of other RGB layout. So Samsung QHD is essentially equivalent to other RGB FHD display.

But hey, I understand that you have very small brain and low reading comprehension ability otherwise you wouldn't mix up such a simple thing. NO wonder you are a sam - worshiper.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:49 1

3. Switch00 (Posts: 406; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


5.8'' - yes! Even though slightly over 6'' would be even better.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:49 1

5. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


S7 & S7+?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:18 1

20. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


wow you are so smart

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 10:33

46. Techist (Posts: 227; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


S7 Edge and S7 Edge+. It makes perfect sense. I think it is better to release the Edge in 2 sizes at the same time than do one with the non-edge in March and then the other with the Note later in the year. Plus I agree with the various reviewers who opined that instead of releasing both the standard S6 and the S6 Edge in March this year, Samsung should only have released the S6 Edge. .

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 13:56

55. Switch00 (Posts: 406; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Forget edge. Edge is dead. Useless so people wont buy it they realize it.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:50

6. amanjain1 (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Apr 2015)


Finally I'I'll get a bigger s series phone..yeah!Was thinking to buy s6edge+.Will hold on to my A5 and iphone6

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 06:58 11

10. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


S7
S7+
S7 edge
S7 edge+
S7 mini
S7 mini+
S7 Grand
S7 Grand+
S7 not gonna stop Edition
S7 not gonna stop Edition +

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:08 5

14. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


S7 Active
S7 Dual Sim with MicroSD
S7 with removable battery edition
S7 with Anti-hoe edition
S7 triple edges edition

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 10:10

45. Super.Vegito (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Aug 2015)


You forgot S7 neo and S7 neo prime.
Maybe still missing many.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:10 3

15. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Well, that's not gonna happen. Judging from the S6 that only have 2 other variants (with addition of the Note 5 because it's basically an enlarged S6 with S-Pen features).

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:30 2

23. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


and the funny thing is they all will flop

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:05

12. chetangrandhe (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Sep 2015)


gud move but release it at the end of 2015..it doesnt sound good...samsung u hav already got 4 flagships in tow this yr...plzz dnt release it by the end of 2015...release compact phones instead...like alpha2..

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:13

16. Gemmol (Posts: 788; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


They might as well, since the galaxy note had same specs as galaxy 6. This will help them save money since they been losing money for a while, the losing money even made them change the natural date the galaxy note come out by making it come out earlier in August instead of October like in the past. It makes no sense to make people wait for same phone with a bigger screen if they planning to use same spec again as this year with galaxy 6 and note 5. I say go ahead, it's a smart plan, one release for the year, one thing to focus on for the rest of the year.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:15 4

17. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


We need 6GB ram, 4k screen, 6000mAh battery, dual retina scanner, DSLR camera, geforce gtx980 graphics. Or else fail.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:22

22. kamejoko (Posts: 192; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


"Note that the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first smartphone with a 4K display comes with a 5.5-inch panel running a 4K resolution at 808 PPI."

But z5 premium only run with FHD. 4k for AD. Bad sony. Hope ss doesn't stupid like sony make 4k display. now only need 2k for smooth and battery life.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:41 2

25. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


As a Galaxy S6 owner if Samsung releases Galaxy S7 by the end of this year then I will never again buy a Samsung device!

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 07:45 1

28. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


They won't. Just too early for that.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:41

36. Trex95 (Posts: 879; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


They will release it in end of Feb 2016 or March.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 09:12

40. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


be glad its not like Sony, 6 months now 3 months.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 10:42

47. Techist (Posts: 227; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Samsung may be changing their product release cycle. They already released the Note 5 earlier than usual so it's possible they may release the S7 earlier than usual. It makes sense for them to do it so as to have their better selling flagships - the S# series, as opposed to the Note# series - fresh for the holiday selling season.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:39

35. Trex95 (Posts: 879; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Now that's we talking about it Samsung. Finally what I'm wating for it bigger regular S flagship since I don't use Spen or S edge, hope there's only one variant that comes with Exyonse or SD 820 and no need for 4K Samsung just 2K with higher ppi like S6 on the 5.8 inch (540 ppi).

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:14

48. mariow2015 (Posts: 39; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I swear, if there's not an IR blaster, then I will not buy the s7.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:21

49. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Mistake on all fronts if any of this is true. 5.1 but in a smaller footprint is the perfect size. No need to go 5.2 unless you switch to onscreen buttons, which I hope they don't.

4k is fine because the SOC will be more than powerful enough for it.

No way they should release it in November or December. Lol that's straight out bs though.

They might want to consolidate the GS7/edge and Note 6/GS7 edge + release dates though. One they can claim ridiculous numbers. GS7 plus Note 6 combine should come out with some fancy looking marketing numbers for bragging Apple style. Two, they save money from logistics and marketing by marketing both of them at once.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 11:23

51. ReticentHamster (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


It seems to me that Samsung may be moving away from their "Note" line of devices... A bigger galaxy S7 with a 5.8" display? Sounds a lot like the Note5 to me. They'll probably call it the "S7 Plus" to align more closely with Apple's naming and release methodology.

'Course, this is all conjecture. We shall see, but I'm very excited for a > 5.7" display from Samsung. We need a Galaxy S7 Mega with 6.1" display!

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 00:18

57. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 438; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I personally don't see the benefit in having a 4K display on such a small screen. The bottom line is if Samsung decides they want to sport a 4K resolution screen on the S7, then so be it. Nobody is forcing anybody else to purchase Samsung products. I don't foresee that hurting Samsung sales because the display has too many pixels if they can manage to maintain a similar battery life per charge to todays current Galaxy devices.

I would just hope that we don't see the S7 until March of next year because that will hurt the sales of their current devices.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 07:06

58. CptPwn (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Mar 2015)


Someone I know that lives in NYC got a S6 Edge this week, upgraded from a Moto G. First thing I hear, "yeah it's fast! But it eats batteries fast" :-/

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