Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Is Out of The Bag, Features ‘Wide Type’ Edge Panels for Richer Functionality
Samsung recently sent out a typically cryptic invite for its next Unpacked event, but today – whether by accident or as a deliberate teaser – the company has published details confirming the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge.
First spotted by a Dutch site GalaxyClub, the Korean tech giant briefly showed the line’s most premium handset on their developer site, which confirmed the name ‘S7 Edge’ and upgraded functionality exclusive to the Edge range.
The leak reveals the addition of ‘Wide Type’ edge panels for the new 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, which allow for richer functionality including a compass, phone status and news widgets – similar to the ‘Live Tiles’ on Microsft Windows 10 Mobile. The Wide Type panels will also come to the Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus once they are upgraded to Android Marshmallow.
You can access Wide Type panels from the edge of the phone, with the exact position for the swipe and type panels customisable through ‘Settings’.
Other specifications include QuadHD (2,560 x 1,440) display, a Samsung Exynos 8 8890 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage and 3,600mAh battery. In comparison, the Galaxy S7 will feature a smaller 5.1-inch display and is driven by 3,000mAh battery.
With iPhone sales stagnating for the first time, Samsung has a good chance of regaining its lost momentum with the launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The company plans to release both models in its next Unpacked event on Feb. 21 in Barcelona.