Galaxy S7 may come with a microSD slot, S7 edge with a top-to-bottom curved display

Galaxy S7 may come with a microSD slot, S7 edge with a top-to-bottom curved display
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has already begun to take shape, with numerous rumors pointing towards two versions being announced at once - a smaller one, and an S7 "edge" with a larger, flexible display. The rest of the specs are expected to be top-notch, such as an Exynos 8 Octa or Snapdragon 820 chipsets, depending on the region, 4 GB of RAM, and an eventual 20 MP BRITECELL camera on the back, as well as the inevitable for 2016 USB Type-C connector.

Today the Galaxy S7 variations got fleshed out a bit more, at least according to the rumor mill of "inside sources." The "regular" Galaxy S7 is alleged to come with a flat, 5.2" screen, while the larger S7 edge is tipped coming with a 5.7" flexible display, which will be only slightly curved at the sides, but will feature curves at the top and the bottom this time, too.

If this materializes, it will be quite the proof of concept for Samsung's YOUM display line of panels with flexible plastic substrate. It may also open the doors to intriguing interface possibilities, like having the dock or virtual navigational keys at the bottom of the curved screen, which would certainly look cool, regardless of the practicality. In fact, Samsung patented such a top-to-bottom curved display recently, so the rumor isn't entirely baseless. There are already renders out of this patent, so you can see how it might look like in the patent sketches and concept designs below. 

Still, we are more interested in the other tidbit that is spilled by the alleged "insider sources" - that the Galaxy S7 and its larger sidekick will reintroduce the microSD card slot back to the line, just as previously heard. The S6 doesn't have one, so adding an expandable storage option to what already seems like a great handset, would spice things up a little further for potential buyers, what do you think?


source: HDblog.it (translated) via SamMobile

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