Samsung expected to offer Galaxy S7 with two different display sizes
Samsung’s efforts to reverse its declining smartphone sales could see it launch the Galaxy S7 with two different display sizes, according to a new report.
Alongside a 5.2-inch option, which would be ever so slightly larger than the Galaxy S6, Samsung is also expected to launch a massive 5.8-inch option.
Asia Today, citing sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, claims the company will also use 4K “Ultra HD” displays in these devices, and Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 820 processor, which is up to twice as fast as the Snapdragon 810, and even more efficient.
Samsung is also expected to offer additional variants powered by its own Exynos processors. The South Korean company has traditionally offered by Snapdragon- and Exynos-powered devices, but its latest flagships are the first to use Exynos processors exclusively.
It’s unclear how the Galaxy Note 6 and the Galaxy S7 edge+ would fit into Samsung’s lineup if it was to offer a 5.8-inch Galaxy S7. It has decided not to launch the Note 5 in Europe this year, so perhaps the larger Galaxy S7 will replace the Note in some markets next year.
Of course, this is all speculative for now, and we cannot confirm Asia Today’s report. There’s also a good chance Samsung’s plans will change ahead of the Galaxy S7’s launch next spring. With that in mind, it’s best we take these claims with a pinch of salt for now.