Samsung might be looking to launch three Galaxy S7 models instead of two.
Samsung went against its usual tradition and launched two flagships together instead of one in the first and second half of 2015. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge came first, followed by the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, the Korean manufacturer could be looking to shake things up again, as the latest leak suggests the Galaxy S7 will be accompanied by a Galaxy S7 edge and a Galaxy S7 edge+.
The leak comes from popular leakster evleaks, and supports earlier rumors that had said a Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 edge+ could launch at the same time. With Samsung finding it hard to sell as many flagships as it would like, it seems like an odd decision to be launching three flagships together, though it’s possible the company will do attempt to do this only once to see how sales are affected. Moreover, this could also give Samsung a chance to focus on the Galaxy Note 6 in the second half of the year, and hopefully make it available globally instead of limiting it like the Galaxy Note 5.
Recent leaks have suggested Samsung will be offering both 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, and it would certainly be beneficial as far as offering choice to consumers is concerned. Price is another aspect where consumers might have many options if the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+ come out at the same time, and we will just have to wait for more information to get a better picture of what Samsung is up to.
Honestly surprised by this (though it does explain a lot). pic.twitter.com/B7fL41qShm
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 12, 2016