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

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