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Samsung may be launching three new phones - the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Edge+ - at the same time

A leaked piece of what appears to be marketing material suggests all three models could be launched simultaneously

Doug Bolton
Thursday 14 January 2016 13:03 GMT
Could Samsung customers get three phones to choose from after the upcoming launch?
Could Samsung customers get three phones to choose from after the upcoming launch? (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Samsung are rumoured to be simultaneously releasing three versions of their Galaxy S7 smartphone at its upcoming launch.

According to tech writer and famed leaker Evan Blass, Samsung could be releasing a normal Galaxy S7, an S7 Edge, and an S7 Edge+ in the coming months.

The two previous models were the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with the Edge version having a slick-looking curved screen that added extra features to the side of the phone.

These phones were released in April 2015, but Samsung also released the S6 Edge+, a larger phablet-style device, a few months later in August.

However, the current rumour suggests that Samsung may be launching all three models at the same time for their next big release.

The story arose from a piece of what appears to be marketing material that Blass posted on his Twitter account, which showed the names of the three rumoured models alongside each other - suggesting we're not going to see a staggered launch of the larger model like we did last year.

Blass didn't comment any further on the rumour, although he did write: "Honestly surprised by this (though it does explain a lot)."

Rumour-milling is a favourite pastime of the tech community, and there's been a lot of speculation over how big the S7 will be - some have said it'll have a 5.1-inch screen (the same as the S6 and S6 Edge), while others claim it'll be 5.5 inches.

The S6 Edge+ was slightly larger than all three, with a 5.7-inch screen - but if Samsung is planning a simultaneous launch of all three models, that could explain the conflicting rumours over the phone's size.

Samsung has unveiled its previous two flagship phones, the Galaxy S5 and S6, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona.

This year, MWC is running from 22-25 February, so many are expecting the new phone will be launched at some point between these dates, with the device actually hitting the market some time in March or April.

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