Rumor: the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 edge might never see the light of day

Rumor: the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 edge might never see the light of day
According to a new report from Samsung's home market of South Korea, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will land in two versions. Allegedly, Samsung will launch a 5.2-inch flat-screen version as well as a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge version of the handset.

According to the report, the Galaxy S7 edge+ will be rebranded as the Galaxy S7 edge, while a 5.2-inch 'edge' version will never see the light of day.

The 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S6 edge was well received by both the tech media and the average consumer. In fact, PhoneArena readers found the S6 edge to be the best smartphone of 2015, which tells a great details regarding the phone's popularity. As such, it's interesting - and perhaps even a bit disappointing - to learn that Samsung is allegedly thinking of discontinuing its normal-sized curved-screen smartphone series.

The same report also claims that Samsung will ready up 3.3 million Galaxy S7 units and 1.6 million Galaxy S7 edge units at launch. Speaking of the launch, the report argues that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 series in February, which correlates well with previous reports on the topic. In the past few years, Galaxy S flagships were unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, and in 2016, the event will commence on February 22nd.

As with any rumor quoting unnamed insider sources, make sure to digest these details with a grain of salt. Oh, and if you're looking for every bit of unofficial information about the upcoming Samsung flagship, make sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor review.

source: ETNews

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29 Comments

1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not sure Samsung would do this?

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I support this , they alredy have bunch of devices, they should keep it simple. S7 and S7 edge. Bigger and smaller one and not make 10 versions of the phone .

15. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Note and note edge S and S edge A series 3, 5, 7... J series 3 ,5, 7... And thats it. No more sega mega grand core mumbo jumbo phones...

18. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Thing is - S6 edge is one of the best selling devices in the whole S6 lineup.

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Samsung should stick with making a S7 and S7 edge, and then a Note 6, and Note 6 Edge. Keep it simple. Why is there a need for a Edge+ at all? It's basically a Note with out the S-Pen. This way it's simpler, and should be financially better for Samsung. Have 2 models, with 2 variations each. Why complicate things? Don't even get me started with their A series, E series, and J series devices. Why the need for so many mid to low range devices?

6. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Agreed. Too much series will hold them back for fast Update. One of a few reasons to hate Samsung.

17. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Not everybody wants a high end phone and the low/mid range is where samsung makes most of its sales

22. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Not everybody wants a high end phone and the low/mid range is where samsung makes most of its sales

26. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

well.....i agree with u on the first point. but i think a series should remain be there.....i loved the a series 2016 lineup. dont know much about e & j series though

5. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Well because Samsung wants people to buy edge + , which will obviously cost more than a regular edge would, so you either buy the normal looking S7, or you go for the pretty one, the one that will make Samsung more money.

8. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Believe or not, most people love the Edge version. Yes, you can do it in the flat screen. But never feel the same. Me and a few friends who have Edge series, look akward if come back to flat screen. In my country the S6 Edge+ outsell Note5. 5 Edge+ for each one Note 5. The only big mistake is no S-Pen for Edge+.

19. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Regular S6 edge outsells the S6 edge+, Note5 and in some countries even the S6 flat. It's one of the Samsung's biggest hits.

2. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

i advise people no to make any comments about this lets wait till the phones are released or one day before the phone will be released that's the only time we are sure about what is and whats not we pay too much attention to stupid posts on PA

7. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Samsung enjoy to make people confuse. Or to avoid spy from LG and Chinese brands? It is just IMO

9. praveensingh569

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Acc. to a source and my personal experience Samsung is no.1 lazy oem to update their device to latest software update except the latest "S" and "NOTE"

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Indeed. I want to go to Sony Z series. But Sony have very bad bad Service Centre in my country. Samsung is one of best Service Centres. Never confusing me and make me angry

10. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'm taking a extra large grain of salt with this rumor. However, I do agree with the previous comments about keeping a 5.2 inch flat and curved and then just axing the plus version. People who want the bigger phone should just get a note. Provide the Note in a flat and curved.

11. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Indeed. I want to go to Sony Z series. But Sony have very bad bad Service Centre in my country. Samsung is one of best Service Centres. Never confusing me and make me angry

29. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

It's the same here in Australia. Sony's hardware is great, I don't mind their software either, but their service centres and customer support are the worst out of all the IT and CE companies I've had to deal with. As much as I'd like to change I'll be sticking with Samsung in the meantime 1. for their sweet oled displays and 2. for customer support that doesn't make me want to punch people.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Give us both versions Samsung.

14. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

In my opinion samsung would definitely launch 2 models 1st- A 5.2 incher 2nd- A 5.7 incher with edge srceen (curved display) variant Opting for other than a 5.2 or 5.3 inch will definitely affect their sales (not for the fanboys though)

20. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Thing is - S6 edge is one of the best selling variant in the S6 lineup. The lack of more compact and beautiful device is going to affect the sales for sure. Some people will choose older S6 edge.

23. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

They better add S-Pen to the 5,5" S7 Edge

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Give me 6.3'' note with physical camera button. F... the rest.

21. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

A camera button would be nice

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I still have my old Epic Galaxy S 4G in my drawer with that physical camera button. On my Note 4, you can designate the volume button as the camera button.

25. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I really want to buy the S6 edge. But with the new S7 about to hit. I'm trying to use the self control.

27. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

For someone like me with fairly small hands, 5.1 inches on the GS5 is probably the limit of one-handed usability (the next big screen size I have used regularly was the Note 5 which I used for a month, and was quite difficult using only one hand). Now for someone with larger hands (I am referring to those who can actually 'palm' a regulation-sized basketball), would they consider 5.1 inches too small (ego aside)? With the above mentioned, I doubt very much Samsung would go higher than a 5.2 inch screen (doubt the 0.1 inch increase would be noticible to users like me) with their next 'plus'-sized flagship. (And also I think Apple will increase their size from 4.7 to just about an even 5 inches.) Maybe such preferences / controversies can be put to rest one day with a handset that can be stretched from 4 to 6 or 7 (or greater) inches.

28. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

No problem, that's for the best! Edge is unique & glam but i rather pay the same price for Note variant. 5.5" probably the sweet spot when you use feature like multiwindows (which i use everyday). A small Galaxy won't be enough while for some people 5.7" was too large to fit into their pocket, you know for phablet size phone even few millimeters count (that's why i don't like 6 plus & 6P).

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