Samsung accidentally (or accidentally-on-purpose) posted some details about its upcoming flagship smartphone on its website.
Aside from an official reference to the name “S7 Edge”, the latest tidbits revealed that the smartphone will feature “Wide type” edge panels, which will allow users to quickly access designated apps and information. These details were captured by Dutch website Galaxy Club, and were removed from Samsung’s site shortly after they were published.
The ‘leaks’ come just days after Samsung released some coy teaser media suggesting that its new smartphone will be launched just prior to this year’s Mobile World Congress, along with a 360-degree VR camera and possibly other hardware. It’s possible that Samsung leaked the official name and edge panel details deliberately, just to keep the marketing momentum going (which is clearly working).
Many other details are already known about the new Galaxy smartphones as well—with reasonable certainty. According to an insider report, S7 will feature a 5.1″ display while the S7 Edge will have a 5.5″ screen; they’ll feature 3000mAh and 3600mAh batteries respectively; they will run on Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processors; they will have 12MP cameras featuring f/1.7 lens apertures; and the devices are expected to offer considerable water resistance as well.