Claimed Galaxy S7 Plus CAD renders leak, feature a rectangular home key again (video)

Claimed Galaxy S7 Plus CAD renders leak, feature a rectangular home key again (video)
The grand Samsung Galaxy S7 unveiling is fast approaching, it seems, as more and more specifics are trickling down the rumor pipe, some believable, some not so much. In between these categories is sandwiched this latest render, allegedly based on tipped CAD drawings of the eventual larger Galaxy S7 Plus that is said to be unveiled together with the standard S7. These types of CAD schematics are often obtained by connected case makers (or so they say) so that they are out with their wares as soon as the phone hits the shelves.

A claimed 3D render of the S7 leaked from such a second tier case maker not long ago, pegging its dimensions as 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94 mm, which makes it slightly thicker than the S6. So far so good, pretty believable size and shape, given the rumor that the S7's exterior will stay largely the same as the S6's, with the exception of a more rectangular home button. 

There was another part of that render rumor, however, that tipped a Galaxy S7 Plus to be announced alongside the S7, and be as large as 163.32 x 82.01 x 7.82 mm, hinting at a giant 6" display. Today's CAD-based renders are said to be precisely of that large S7 Plus, keeping Samsung's design language, but adding a rectangular, instead of an elliptic home key at the front. The source now claims that the new home button in the S7 Plus is 18mm x 5mm in size, whereas the one on the Galaxy S6 comes at 16mm x 6.7mm, though that might be simply because the S6 is much smaller than the S7 Plus phablet's dimensions claimed here.

This gigantic size smells a bit fishy, though, as even the S6 edge+ and Note 5 are 5.7-inchers, so it's hard to fathom why would Samsung release its most popular line in a niche 6" version, too. Alternatively, this could be the rumored Galaxy A9, which is said to arrive with a 6" display, and that makes more sense. Samsung trademarked Galaxy A9 back in the spring, along with an A6 moniker, so it might have plans to introduce new screen sizes in the 2016 A-series, of which three handsets already got announced last week. The new series doesn't sport a rectangular home key, though, so go figure. Whatever the story turns out to be, check out the alleged Galaxy S7 Plus renders here, and tell us what you think about them.

source: USwitch via OnLeaks



1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

a year in making for project 0 for Samsung and the final product was a S6 which Samsung was already looking for an successor 3 months after release. Now here comes the S7 looking like an iphone 6 with a rectangular home buttom-even copying the antennae lines that were so downplayed by Samsung fans when the iphone first displayed them

4. banglazbless

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

You mean the same antenna lines that apple copied from the htc m7, m8 and m9? Plus there's no way that Samsung slick antenna lines looks like those hideous crap on the back of the icrap.

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I dont remember the iphone 6 having a square home button, and main camera in the middle with the long rectangle flash next to it?

12. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1-The Galaxy Alpha had exactly the same antenna bands as these, and was released 2 months before the Apple iPhone 6. 2-This is the ativ S, a Samsung phone that looks like a complete rip off from the iPhone 6, and the scary part is that Samsung copied that design 2 years before Apple announced the iPhone 6. So not only Samsung are copycats, but they can predict the future as well.​ew1.jpg

22. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I don't think we all should try to be reasonable with the isheeps. Every phones that have antenna line and home button are viewed as iPoop by those blind ifans.

34. FluffyBled unregistered

It's pointless to tell these guys about the Ativ S ... they appear to weaken their memory when the new Galaxy is about to get released!

44. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

But the iPhone 6 looks like the slimmer version of the original iPhone

18. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

protruding fingerprint sensor!

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

dont like it its done that the s and note liine look needs to change and needs a usb type c

41. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Doesn't samsung own the patent to switching antennae? I remember seeing an article with an interview from the guy that came up with it and questioned apple for using that design

46. engineer-1701d unregistered just found this gs7 different look same rectangle home key

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Great. S7 Plus will be a little bit uglier than S6.

3. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Come on Samsung the hinge butto, need to be flush or lower than the screen. The phone get hot in my pocket because the phone wake up so long from home button.

32. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I have the same problem with mine, wish they would make the home button like the oneplus 2 (below screen & capacitive)

5. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

if this is anything like the final one I will skipp the S7 altogether..the "square" is not harmonic to the design of the phone what so ever. don`t think the S7 will look like this( and I sertantly hope not!)

6. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

i'm baffled as to why samsung hasn't adopted a non-physical clicking home button ala OnePlus 2. you would think that less mechanical parts would mean savings. regardless, looks just like an S6 sans the rectangular home button. i like that they're keeping the design mostly.

10. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I personally like the physical home button instead of software buttons. There's more room for activities!

26. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

ummm no, not on screen nav buttons. there is a non-physical home button that is also a fingerprint reader on the OnePlus 2. i never said anything about on screen navigation buttons lol

30. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Ohhhh I see what you were getting at...the actual clicking part of the button versus the OnePlus 2 that doesn't move. Thinking about it, that would still be satisfying to just touch the home button instead of having to push it in to get to the home screen. That might take a while for me to get used to, though, since every phone I've ever owned has a clickable home button. First world problems.

27. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Except for when you use PIE controls. It's truly the best of both worlds.

15. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because that's one of the main selling points for both Apple and Samsung. You might like it, but the regular costumer still finds it a lot easier and less complicated to use compared to the on screen buttons. Plus it is a waste of space of you ask me.

28. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

same as above, ummm no, not on screen nav buttons. there is a non-physical home button that is also a fingerprint reader on the OnePlus 2. i never said anything about on screen navigation buttons lol

29. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If that's the case, then you can easily download an app that makes the home button on the S6 and Note 5 act in the same manner as the one on the OP2.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Maybe the MicroSD is in the simslot

8. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

So the earpiece design will be the same forever?

17. WPX00

Posts: 512; Member since: Aug 15, 2015


9. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Looks like the IR blaster and SD card slot is back. Good job, Samsung. You were dumb for removing them in the first place but this will be well received for most of us geeks. I'm guessing one of the reasons they're keeping the same footprint so it can be used with the Gear VR (which is flipping awesome btw).

31. artixine

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Where do you see a sd slot ??

33. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

no micro sd slot and No replaceable battery! ! again. They do not care for our customers, they care only for profit

35. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

There's a SIM card slot on the top (there are two for a SIM slot and one for an IR blaster) and also a visually similar slot on the right side of the phone when you play the video. A non-removable battery will pretty much be the norm for Samsung's flagship phones.

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