The 2016 leaks are going to start coming out fast and furious before we even get through Christmas this year. We already heard rumors yesterday of HTC’s new device codenamed Perfume coming out in Q1 2016. In the past 24 hours there have also been a flurry of leaks regarding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 line. Yesterday several renders and a short video surfaced from uSwitch and Onleaks regarding the overall shape and design of the Galaxy S7 Plus, allegedly a super-sized 6″ version of the S7. The video shows a phone very similar in shape to the S6 from this year. A few minor changes such as a wider but more narrow home button are noticeable, but this is definitely not the major redesign we saw from the S5 to S6.
Today popular leaker Evan Blass has chimed in on Twitter with 4 separate SKU numbers for the Galaxy S7 line and a screenshot from T-Mobile internal system (top of article) that shows how the 4 phones might line up with their release schedule in 2016:
Well isn't this interesting… pic.twitter.com/imbSzQslcH
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 11, 2015
While we aren’t entirely sure when the phones will launch, there are rumors that Samsung may hold an event on February 21 to introduce the S7 lineup. This would be ahead of the usual MWC announcement in March. It is a bit surprising to see Samsung release a larger version of the S7, given that this might eat into sales of the Note lineup. I also find it surprising that the S7 Plus will launch only 5 months after the release of S6 Edge Plus, but such are release cycles in the 2016 mobile world. Stay tuned to HOA news as we continue bringing you up to date rumors for the Galaxy S7 launch!
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