More leaked schematics for the Galaxy S7 show us a gargantuan Galaxy S7 Plus model

More leaked schematics for the Galaxy S7 show us a gargantuan Galaxy S7 Plus model

Just a few hours ago, an alleged leaked schematic revealed to us the form and size factor of Samsung's upcoming duo of flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Rumors have been flying about, claiming that the regular S7 will sport a 5.2-inch display, while the Edge variant would only be available in a large, 5.5-inch size. The aforementioned schematic confirmed said rumors, showing us a Galaxy S7 with a similar body to that of the S6, but with a much more generous screen-to-body ratio, which could be the reason for the 0.1-inch increase in display diagonal. Next to it, we have the slightly larger Galaxy S7 edge.

Now, another source has leaked a similar schematic. Reportedly coming from case-maker ITSKINS, the pictures depict a Galaxy S7 with a 5.1-inch display, an S7 edge with a 5.5-inch one, and a Galaxy S7 Plus with a ginormous 6-inch screen.

So, a slight conflict here with the previous leaks, as the Galaxy S7's display diagonal got knocked down back to 5.1 inches. However, we do get a re-affirmation of a rumor that we first heard in the beginning of December. Serial leakster @evleaks posted what seems to be the full lineup of upcoming Galaxy S7 handsets and the list consisted of a Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S7 Edge Plus, and Galaxy S7 plus.

What's going on here, one may wonder. Is Samsung really about to launch four different top-tier handsets, two of which would just be inflated versions of the “regular-sized” models? Didn't the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge cannibalize each other? Or, is it just a case of too many leaksters pulling our proverbial leg? Interestingly, just a few days ago, a report from an alleged Samsung insider claimed that the company will be focusing on budget smartphones in 2016, and has planned for a probable drop in shipped devices throughout next year. What we are seeing from these latest rumors — a possible production of 4 very similar high-end smartphones — seems to clash with such plans. Last, but certainly not least – what would the existence of two different S7 phablets mean for the future of the Galaxy Note line?

Well, hopefully, we will start getting answers to those questions in the next couple of months. The new Galaxy S7 line is supposedly going to be announced in February, with a possible launch in the same month, as per various rumors out there.


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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just S7 5.2, S7 Edge 5.5, And Note6 5.7 Is Enough. That Way They Cover The Most Popular Android Screen Sizes.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What if someone wants the edge screen, but in a more compact unit?

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ummmm they'll just have to wait till apple adds it to their devices lol, joking aside i don't see samsung making a high-end device under 5in, unless they plan on bring the galaxy alpha back next year and adding an edge variant. I wish sam would, cause my mom has the galaxy alpha and its a great device that deserves a successor.

27. dazed1

Posts: 789; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

This..

31. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

You're right, apart optimize that software seamlessly with faster updates and Samsung will have my money.

37. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I'm agree. I think it's quite rare to see someone want S6 edge over the regular S6, since both are the same on the inside & you'll have to pay more not to mention S6 is more comfy to hold. With 5.5" & 5.2" at least it gives more option to them who prefer larger device (like me). Keep it compact with nice screen to body ratio.

46. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

NO, I WANT 5.5 or 6in S7, F the stupid gimmicky edge crap.

47. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Gimmicky? lol.... only because no other phone maker can successfully copy it! haha...... Samsung's competition that is so far behind the #1 smartphone maker on the planet now 5 model years in a row, that Apple even in it's best sales year remains around at least 100 Million behind them in 2nd place again! Which means that it would take 4 of their top competitors to even equal the sales numbers of Samsung alone. AND... Gear Edge's dual screen edge phones require a custom ARM chip with multiple i/O to run even run it. Besides Touchwiz being based on a Full Linux GUI Desktop Environment and Window Manager. Instead of a dumbed down mobile UX without it's various other features! :D Yeah..... Touchwiz is based on the Open Source Enlightenment SDK.... as is Tizen OS Touchwiz!!! hahaha..... xD ...and S7 Plus or Mega is what you're looking for dumbshizzzt!

4. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

SD Card slot ?? If that is a no... !!! LG G5 or LG V10 here i come ... !!

42. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Bye mate.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

What concerns me at 6" is that Samsung is maintaining the same form factor, bezel and big chunks of waisted space above and below the screen. I need the increase in display size, but I also need the increase in display to body ratio. Something like Huawei Mate 8 (78% ratio) would be nice or maybe more, we're talking about Samsung!

36. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It will definitely be a very high ratio, the note 5 already has a ratio of 76%

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

all we need is s7 5.5 inch simple as that and regular s7 5.1

7. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

From the leaks read so far, I think Samsung is going for full portfolio of flagship S - standard & edge - both big and small - release by March. The reason may be to get a long period of sales before iphone range (esp in 2016 is the new design iphone 7) comes out in late September. The only version that can stand against it is Note series which they may leave it for the usual late Q3 release.

9. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Fake. It's not that easy to leak a design from Samsung, especially when it's still 2 months to go.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

no need for a leak--you will get the same old design and form factor phone after phone from A-Z in all of the sammy line-up.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7027; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just like you do with icrap

39. PARADA

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The Galaxy phones are getting ugly year-by-year, after the S2.

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I can only imagine that some of these will be region exclusive. Canadian carriers, for example, wouldn't carry so many models that directly compete against one another.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

More leaked schematics for the Galaxy S7 show us a gargantuan Galaxy S7 Plus model. The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan. You know, I've always liked that word... 'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence.

35. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

In fact, you are so gargantuan my dear friend. Lol

12. combatmedic870

Posts: 983; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Hope they keep the S7 with the same footprint as the S6.

13. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

It's so hard to tell if any of these "leaks" are true or not. Like Tyrion said, anybody with skill making schematics could whip one of these up and push it out to tech sites claiming to have 'unnamed insider sources' Also, remember that frame leak from a little while back? http://m.gsmarena.com/alleged_leaks_of_galaxy_s7_hardware_chassis-news-15478.php None of these CAD drawings match the corner radius of that one. Some might say that it was the A9 frame, but the headphone port is in the top instead of the bottom. Anyway, hopefully the phone will be up to the hype when it finally is unveiled.

14. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

PhoneArena and it so called leaksters aren't to be blame. We are readers are the problem because we tend to respond and comment to every s**t of info in the name of article. I advice we should disregard clicking such articles and wait until first to second week of February. That's when leaks will tend to be somewhat reliable.

15. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

PhoneArena and it so called leaksters aren't to be blame. We the readers are the problem because we tend to respond and comment to every s**t of info ( in the name of article.) I advice we should disregard clicking such articles and wait until first to second week of February. That's when leaks will tend to be somewhat reliable

16. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow. change the home button and it looks or is trying to look just like an iphone

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A squared cornered home button, looks like a "round" iPhone home button? Seriously? I bet you are one of those fools who can actually get a square block to fall into a circle cutout. Right?

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why are you in a Samsung article trolling your iPhone bullcrap? You got nerve to bring up my name? If I ever see my name in ANY of your post I am go to blast every single one.

22. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

Design can't be more &^&%&* than these. Wait! Is there any designer in Samsung?

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are CAD drawings showing dimensions, not the exact look of the device.

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