Samsung is reportedly readjusting its release strategy for the Galaxy S7, which is due to be released next year. The company will be taking a more unified approach to its flagship smartphones, and release two phones of differing sizes simultaneously; similar to what Apple has been doing in the last couple of years.
Rumour has it that Samsung will be releasing a regular flat screened smartphone with a 5.2-inch display alongside a large 5.5-inch curved display model. Both are expected to be announced at the same time, breaking the traditional Samsung practice of saving larger models for a separate release. Both devices are being developed under the codename HERO, which leaves us unsure about how this affects the distinction between the regular Galaxy and Galaxy Note lines.
The Economic Times of Korea is also reporting that Samsung plans to complete development of the Galaxy S7 in January 2016, with a launch date at some point in February. This looks like it affirms an earlier rumour which claimed that the South Korean company is looking to reduce the time span between announcing its devices and getting them on shelves.
This is not the first rumour of Samsung attempting to play catch up with Apple’s practices. A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that the Galaxy S7 will feature a pressure sensitive display; one that is roughly similar to Apple’s Force Touch. The Galaxy S7 could also potentially see the return of a microSD card expansion slot, while the presence of a retina scanner has also been mentioned.
[Source: Economic Times of Korea]