Development has apparently started a full month before the regular schedule.
There have been a lot of rumors going around about the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s next expected hero smartphone. We’ve heard before that the Galaxy S7 could go official ahead of the usual time frame of Galaxy S launches, and a new report today is offering more evidence to support those rumors.
Usually accurate Samsung fan site SamMobile says that the Korean manufacturer has started working on firmware for the Galaxy S7, a month ahead of the time it started doing so for the Galaxy S6. This is as good a sign as any that the company is hoping to make the Galaxy S7 available early, though it could also mean Samsung is simply taking more time to make things as good possible on the software front.
According to the source, two versions of the firmware exist, with build numbers G930FXXU0AOK6 and G935FXXU0AOK6. This suggests that Samsung will once again be bringing two different models of the same device to market; it’s not clear if these will be flat and curved display models, or if both models will have curved displays but with different screen sizes in order to more directly take on the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Given how popular the Galaxy S6 edge proved to be, it would make sense for Samsung to make curved displays the default on its main flagship line, as long as it is able to keep the retail price under control. Whatever the company decides to do, it sure looks like the rumor mill isn’t going to stop churning out such information any time soon, though everything will need to be taken with a pinch of salt until the official announcement.