Samsung website confirms Galaxy S7 edge is coming

Samsung confirms S7 edge. Screenshot: SamMobile

Samsung confirms S7 edge. Screenshot: SamMobile

Thanks to leaked press renders, we know exactly what Samsung’s going to announce at its Unpacked event on February 21. But just in case you had any doubts the Galaxy S7 would get a curvy sibling, Samsung has confirmed it early on its very own website.

Pictured alongside the regular Galaxy S7 in the Samsung marketing images that leaked out earlier this week, the Galaxy S7 edge is set to be larger than its sibling this year, with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display (up from 5.1 inches).

This change could mean that Samsung drops the Galaxy S7 edge+, which is only 0.2 inches bigger, from its lineup for 2016. But it certainly won’t be dropping the curvy version of the flagship Galaxy S7, which is already popping up on the South Korean company’s website.

Samsung recently updated its developer website to explain the various functions offered by its edge displays. It lists the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ as expected — as well as the Galaxy S7 edge. It even teases new features and improvements that are on the way.

That includes the ability to have multiple pages of edge shortcuts and widgets — not just two — and even mini edge apps. These changes are already baked into Samsung’s Marshmallow update for the S6 edge, which began rolling out to users in South Korea over the weekend.

Samsung has already confirmed its Unpacked event for February 21, which is the first day of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Its new devices are expected to go on sale for the first time on March 11.