Many companies have followed Samsung’s lead in recent years by not only releasing a flagship smartphone every year, but releasing a separate flagship phablet as well, usually a few months after the regular-sized flagship was released. This has proven to be a very successful strategy, but now companies are starting to favor Apple’s way of doing things, where instead of releasing two separate smartphones at different dates, you release a regular-sized version and a larger version of the same smartphone at the same time. Apple’s method ended up being an ever more successful strategy than Samsung’s, so successful, in fact, that even Samsung might be adopting it, starting with the Galaxy S7.
Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S7 smartphone could come in two variants with different screen sizes, if reports from its home country turn out to be accurate. The company just unleashed its latest smartphones and phablets, but the rumor mill is already busy, churning with anticipation for the next Galaxy flagship. New information out of South Korea now claims that the Samsung Galaxy S7 could come in two sizes: one with a 5.2-inch display and the other with a larger 5.8-inch screen. The news comes from Asia Today (via GforGames), which reveals several details regarding the purported Galaxy S7. The report also mentions a 4K resolution for the device, but doesn’t specify whether it’s for the 5.2- or 5.8-inch version of the handset, or both. Considering that the current 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 already offers impressively sharp visuals with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), an even higher 4K resolution on a 5.2-inch screen could be overkill. The 5.8-inch variant would benefit more from a boost to 4K, but it remains unclear at this point. While claims of a 4K display for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone could seem a bit far-fetched to some, it would not be a complete surprise to see it happen. Sony already unveiled the world’s first 4K smartphone with its Xperia Z5 Premium, which boasts a whopping pixel density of 808 ppi on a 5.5-inch display.