This photo proves the Galaxy S7 edge got a big size increase


Galaxy S7 edge switched on. Photo: Steve Hemmerstoffer

In case you needed proof that the Galaxy S7 edge will be substantially bigger than the Galaxy S7, here it is in one photo. With a rumored 5.5-inch display, Samsung’s new flagship will be closer in size to the Galaxy S6 edge+.

In comparison, the flat Galaxy S7 is expected to have a 5.1-inch display, just like last year’s model.

It’s unclear why Samsung has chosen to make the display bigger on the Galaxy S7 edge, or if this means we won’t get a Galaxy S7 edge+, which would be just 0.2 inches bigger. But it could be because the company felt curved edges didn’t really work on a smaller screen.

Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy S7. Photo: SamMobile

Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy S7. Photo: SamMobile

If you’re a fan of larger devices, than this is good news, because it means you won’t have to wait until this fall for a new phablet. But those who liked the Galaxy S6 edge’s smaller form factor could be disappointed by the size increase, which will certainly be noticeable.

In another leaked photo of the Galaxy S7 edge above, we see it switched on for the first time. Its lock screen looks identical to that of the Galaxy S6 edge after its Marshmallow update, but it is sporting Samsung’s new stock wallpaper.

Samsung will announce the Galaxy S7 series this Sunday, February 21. It’s expected to bring faster processors, more RAM, a new 12-megapixel rear-facing camera sensor, and Samsung’s first pressure-sensitive display. It’s likely to go on sale March 11.