Samsung Galaxy S7: Check out these S7 renders based on actual design patents
A team at 3DFuture has taken the question into its own hands and created a series of 3D renders for the Galaxy S7 Edge, based on Samsung design patents.
The first thing you’ll notice about the concept images for the Galaxy S7 Edge is the way the display extends around the top and bottom of the device rather than the sides. This gives it a somewhat pointy appearance, with a trapezoidal body and two sharp edges.
Having the display wrap around vertically, rather than horizontally, would allow Samsung to put the volume rocker and other buttons on the sides of the handset, although I’m not sure how comfortable it would feel in my pocket.
Samsung Galaxy S7: The basics
The Galaxy S6 represented a major shift in approach from Samsung. Gone was the plasticy feel of the Galaxy S5 – replaced with a handset that was full of features and incredibly easy on the eyes. With rumours spreading thick and fast about Samsung’s experiments with different processor and display variants for its new handset, attention is now fixed on the Korean manufacturer’s next move in the Galaxy S series, the Samsung Galaxy S7.
While firm specs are thin on the ground, a growing number about the Galaxy S7 are emerging. Here’s the basic information we have about Samsung Galaxy S7’s release date, price and technical specs. For a more in-depth look, head here.
Samsung Galaxy S7 at a glance
Samsung’s next Galaxy S handset
Two variants, and two different processors
Samsung Galaxy S7 release date
Samsung Galaxy S3
29 May 2012
Samsung Galaxy S4
4 March 2013
Samsung Galaxy S5
11 April 2014
Samsung Galaxy S6
10 April 2015
Samsung Galaxy S7
Expected late February 2016
Following the pattern laid out by the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and S6, we’d expected to see the next flagship Galaxy device around March or April. However, rumours are now spreading that the Galaxy S7 will be making its public debut as soon as February.
Korean media outlets are pinning the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S7 to late February. This looks likely, seeing as Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) runs from 22-25 February, and that the past two main iterations of Samsung’s Galaxy flagship were both announced at MWC. It would also give Samsung a chance to extinguish Apple’s iPhone 6s fire as soon as it can.