Three variants of the Galaxy S7 Expected-S7, S7 Edge, S7 Edge+

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Lately there has been a lot of discussion about how many variants of the Galaxy S7 Samsung will launch this year at MWC. Initially many believed that we would see the same pattern as last year, simply a Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Yesterday, reputable leaked Evan Blass (@evleaks) posted on Twitter a image showing text for “Galaxy S7”, “S7 Edge”, and “S7 Edge+” in what appears to be font for an official press release. Evan didn’t say much about the image or text, other than to say “it does explain a lot.” There has been much debate as to whether we will see a 5.1″ or 5.5″ version of the Galaxy S7, and this leak seems to suggest that we might get both.

The most confusing aspect of this news for me is that the S6 Edge+ was released only 5 months ago along with the Note 5, and came in a 5.7″ screen size, not the 5.5″ size that has been suggested for a larger variant of the Galaxy S7. It seems strange that Samsung would completely change the launch cycle of the new Edge+ series, but they have done crazier things before. If this were any other company, I would find it hard to believe that there would be 5.1″, 5.5″, and 5.7″ variants of a flagship phone, but for Samsung that sounds about right. I do find it a bit odd that they would release a larger version only for the S7 Edge, but perhaps this is to avoid cutting into Note 5 sales.

We will certainly get more details about the Galaxy S7 in the coming weeks, with MWC just over 5 weeks away. If Samsung chooses to release a 5.1″ and 5.5″ variant of the S7, which would you choose?

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"