Samsung to ditch Galaxy S7 edge+ and launch just two models at MWC

Samsung to ditch Galaxy S7 edge+ and launch just two models at MWC
As is tradition at this time of the year, Samsung is set to take center stage at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress event to unveil its latest and greatest handsets. A company renowned for dropping more new mobile devices than any other well-known firm, it was initially anticipated that there'd be four flagship-level smartphones in the offing for early 2016. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge looked set to be accompanied by Plus versions of each. But with little mention of the Galaxy S7 Plus in recent times, industry insider Evan Blass believes that the S7 edge+ has also been struck off, leaving just the S7 and S7 edge. 

In some respects, having two devices on offer will help to keep things simple and uncomplicated. But per recent leaks and info, the curved-edge display of the S7 edge won't be the only differentiator from the standard edition. In fact, the S7 edge looks set to pack a 5.5-inch display versus the 5.1-inch panel of the regular S7. So while there mightn't be a named S7 edge+, the rounded S7 variant should still appeal to those looking for more display real estate.

What this also means, of course, is that edge fans will have to opt for a device with a 5.5-inch canvas, which may prove a tad unwieldy for those with average-to-small hands. With that said, Samsung may also be hoping that by adding a device midway between the S6 edge and S6 edge+ in terms of stature, fans of either handset may be tempted by the newer model.

Samsung being Samsung, it's probable that the rumored handsets will arrive at some point in the near future as the company looks to saturate the market with its tech. But at launch, it'll likely be a heads-up between the 5.1-inch S7 and the 5.5-inch S7 edge. 

Will you be sad to see the lack of a smaller Galaxy S7 edge, should this turn out to be the case? 

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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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39 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

S-pen > edge screen. Like if you agree, comment if you disagree.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

S-Pen? Heck, those blinking colourfull lights on my ancient Nokia 3220 (R.I.P) were ">" than CURVED DISPLAYS. "Gimmick for Gimmick", That old Nokia had a better "WOW" factor in it's time than curved displays...!

15. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Stfu with the like dislike bulls**t. This isn't Facebook you cunt

22. AlikMalix unregistered

Who the hell "liked" supwoman21's comment? She explicitly stated "this isn't Facebook you cunt". I'm sorry superman21, these idiots just dont take you seriously Oh, the irony...

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I agree...no I really didn't disagree.

27. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think both the Spen and the Edges are useless gimmicks and Samsung should bring back both the microSD and removable battery, but I appreciate your polite and reasonable post. On the other hand, I think Supraman21 is a punk for talking to you like a e-thug, while hiding behind his computer like the punk that she is.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But that's exactly what you do to people....racist punk.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The edge phone as to be bigger if you need 2 sims/sd card as there is 100% no room for any of them in the s6 edge, as the sim goes in on the top and why there was no s6 edge 2xsim Also the edge screens are getting all new very good edge screens if the 6.0.1 beta for the s6 is anything to go by, plus you be getting bigger edges out of the box with the s7 edge

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

but but but t-mobile sold out of edge+ and they were selling like hotcakez.

7. willard12 unregistered

but but but the edge+ was released was released in August 2015 and only internet rumors said anything different for 2016. I guess if the iphone 7 isn't released in April it's because of that 4% reduction in shipments to the Americas that it took in Q4.

4. handsomparis

Posts: 118; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Just release the phone already

5. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

i rather have the A9 pro over the S7 edge i just dont see any significant use for an edged screen

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well in honesty as Samsung claims, they don't like to do things without a purpose. For me, the edge screen just made the device have very nice aesthetics. Amazingly, this is what some fanclubs raved about for years when they had the best looking phone, now that they don't then the edge screen is simply useless; because people choose to be blind and see its biggest use is in its looks. But Sammy tried to add something useful to it. Even though when I had my contacts and my apps on the edge screen, i still found myself in habit, just opening the contacts or phone because I have all my favor people already listed at the top of my call screen. It was a bit redundant, but not totally useless. Just needed to break old habits. I like holding the edge model even if for I loved how apps and wallpaper looked slopping onto the sides. Its a coolness factor, not really a useful one. But who says the physical design of the device has to have a useful feature? It has use. My eyes like seeing it. I guess I will go buy another S6 Edge+ just to have in the box an that will be my S model toy for 2016 until I rotate from my Note 5 to the 6 if it's worth it. If not, I will sell it and use my S6 Edge+.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ha! Like I care about Samsung and it's fat... No... 'OBESE OS' (Rhymes, eh?) Well, there's hoping (a tiny little one) that Samsung might make the next Nexus... And unless it turns into a reality, you won't find a Samsung in my pocket... EVER! DEATH TO BLOATWARE

17. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Good , leaves one more for someone that knows what a good phone is.

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The S6 Touchwiz is really slow once it ages. There are apps that I dont need too but I cant get rid off, so bloat.

37. sevenben

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 26, 2016

Hey Greenman Never samsung in your pocket huh? So, iphone? Nexus? Those all hansets use display(retina), ram, memory( that saved ur pretty pitty photo), CPU (A4,A5,A6 )still made from samsung. Look down your pocket again and make sure that!Stu.. Also camera from ur step dad (Sony). I loved Nokia But It all in the PAST. NOW NOKIA IS LOSER. I WANT TO ASK ONE THING!! ARE YOU STILL A LOSER ??? Don't think disrespect to other ppls prefers! We are freedom ppls with freedom brain to choose what we want. IF YOU DISLIKE SAMSUNG, SO SKIP THIS ARTICLE. I know that You read and comment in this article bcos u been feel jealousy upon SAMSUNG. I HAVE 3 WORDS FOR YOU (DEATH TO JEALOUS)

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Give me that edge!

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! Really? Well then I am going online and buy me an S6 Edge+ just to have as a spare.

12. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is the Best Samsung phone out now,but justing missing my 128gb micro sd card i had in Note 4,Hope Samsung do release the S7 Edge Plus later in the year,Rumours never seem true so lets wait until see if Samsung change there minds

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

These phones to me, look as if they were built and wrapped using a can of beer.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

Looks nice, huh?

16. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why would they talk about the edge +, it wasn't released tell august along with the note. So just because they are not mentioning it doesn't mean it not going to come out in August.

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I think 3 flag ships sounds about right. Like to see what the Note 6 brings this year.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, the S6 Edge+ is a total joke, it's a step-back compared to the Note Edge...

21. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

This is how it will play out I think: S7 S7 Edge Note 6 Note 6 Edge There is no reason for any other models.

23. theo14461 unregistered

Any Samsung Edge, is a total gimmick. Big deal, so it has curves, no real use.

26. willard12 unregistered

If people don't have a use for edge functions that is understandable. But, every device has a design cue. Saying the edge screen is "a useless gimmick" is the same as saying the rounded corner is a useless gimmick. The best part, is Samsung makes a regular version of the S6 without the edge screen. So, the irony is the edge screen is more useful than the redundant "gimmick" comments when no one is forced to buy it. If you don't like one , buy the other. It really is that easy. I promise.

30. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

The Edge screen I find to be a gimmick and all that exposed glass makes it easier to damage, so I'm just after the standard 5.1" S7 and get a decent case with grippy sides that are higher than the screen to protect in a drop.

31. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Oh come on, bring out a 6.3'' S or Note model. Even 6.0'' would do for a start. Its 2016 for gods sake. Feels like smartphone industry is one step from devolution...

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