Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ names confirmed?

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ names confirmed?
Samsung is getting ready to host an Unpacked event on February 21 at MWC 21, and we're all expecting the company to unveil its new Galaxy S7 family of smartphones on that day.

Like the Galaxy S6 series from last year, the S7 lineup should include devices with flat displays, as well as with curved ones. An image posted today by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) suggests that Samsung is planning to launch three S7 models: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy S7 edge+. A Samsung Galaxy S7+ may also be in the making, but it's not mentioned here.

While the Galaxy S7 is expected to sport a flat, 5.1-inch Quad HD display, it's not clear what sizes the dual-curve screens of the Galaxy S7 edge and S7 edge+ should have. Anyway, Samsung could go with the same sizes that it used for the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+: 5.1 inches, and 5.7 inches, respectively.

As you can see in the image below, the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ logos are shown on a background that seems to include tiny water drops. Not long ago, we heard that the S7 series would be water-resistant (like the Galaxy S5 from 2014), so the background makes sense. Of course, anyone could make an image like this, pretending it to reveal the logos of these upcoming Samsung handsets. However, @evleaks usually posts genuine images and info, so, at the moment, we're inclined to believe that these are, indeed, the logos of Samsung's next-gen high-end smartphones.

Compared to the Galaxy S6 family, the Samsung Galaxy S7 series should bring notable changes. Besides water-resistance, the new smartphones may feature microSD card slots, always-on screen functionality, larger batteries, and 12 MP rear cameras with big sensors (these should be better than the 16 MP cameras of the S6 models). Stay tuned as we try to gather more details about this.


source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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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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42 Comments

1. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Best phone of 2016! Game over

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Till the Note 6, and possibly iPhone 7+ come out. It'll be a great phone, but the note is Samsungs true flagship.

5. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Yeah, i have the note 5 and previously the note 4 the best in the business. All samsung flagships are great

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, they do make a mean phone.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note is a beast. I've had one since the Note II and have no regrets.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well, at least until the Note comes out.

37. pleezzzz

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

the note us my favorite flagship

42. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Till Note6/iP7. They will be the best until S8. That's natural.

16. STech

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 11, 2015

If it has multi-user mode and IR blaster.

23. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Exactly. Samsung had already proved that its flagship Galaxy line from 2010 to 2015 are the best smartphone of those years. And this year, there's nothing different, Samsung owns the crown already.

2. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Said no one ever

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hope the rumors are wrong about them ditching the IR blaster...

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ikr I Don't Even Know Where My TV Remote Is, Been Lost For Over Year But Thx To My HTC One M8 And S6 It Didn't Matter. I Really Hope They Keep The IR Blaster, I Don't Want To Buy A Remote Just Because I Got A New Phone.

7. artixine

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Who the f**k cares sooo much about that bloody ir blaster,seriously ? Stop already with this. As for the background of the logo, i'd be more inclined to think that it is in fact refering to some kind of metal, purportedly magnesium ?

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I do. I bought a Micro USB OTG one for my OnePlus One 'cause it's not built-in. Use it to control my theater system and TVs in different rooms in my home. Maybe we'll eventually see a USB Type C variant of it, but still nothing beats having it built-in.

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Interesting.... If all rumours are true and if it's matte glass..

29. mimranmaan

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

This is a must, that shiny glass of S6 looks to toyish....

41. Lememurilo

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Matte glass looks like plastic, and does not match the front of the unit...

9. Raito

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Not really a great phone,same design,same features (add S touch,Apple Force Touch replica),Xperia Z6 series will crush them all...

15. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't mind Sony but you do realize they have like 2% market share. Not crushing anything. Which is too bad because they do a lot of things right. Somehow I have a hard time trusting them though. I'm happy with the renders, they had a good thing in the S6 so there's no need to mess it up. And I actually prefer the IR blaster to the S pen after using them both for a while, I simply use the remote more.

22. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Sony cant do anything...hehehe I love their Walkman though.

10. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ayyyyy

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I bet the Note 6 won't have the S-Pen issue this time. Need to upgrade my Note 3. Maybe a discounted 5 would be the ticket. The S7 launch should give us some clues to what to expect.

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If they stop messing with the brightness output on the edge variants, I might buy it. Other than that, it's regular S7 all the for me otherwise.

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

S7 Edge+ shall be mine! That 12mp camera will be a major risk though. In the sense iPhone 7 will most likely boast a higher pixel count and Apple fanboys will point this out every opportunity they have..

18. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

The same apple fanboys who for years boast that giga-pixels don't matter? Lmao.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope. They never change the cam in a big way with an none s ver

32. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

What would it matter if the S7 camera beats the iPhone 7 in image quality, as has been happening for the last 2 years or so? The whole point of a camera is pictures, not pixels. I'd take better pictures over more pixels any day.

20. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

no need official confirmation for the names. there will be Samsung Galaxy Note 6 this year, can i become a magician now? i can see the future!

44. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sounds like, three name schemes with 1468 variants. Lels!

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