Samsung probably won’t unveil the Galaxy S7 until next year, but the company may take an unusual approach when it does. A new report claims the flagship Android phone will ship in two different sizes, similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only company offering two or more new smartphones with similar specs in different sizes. Sony uses the same strategy with its flagship Xperia Z lineup, but Samsung’s alleged plans seems to follow Cupertino’s lead pretty closely.
According to AsiaToday, the Galaxy S7 will come in 5.2 and 5.8-inch variants. The new devices will also reportedly offer some upgraded hardware, including a Snapdragon 820 chip and 4GB of RAM. Samsung may even pack in a 4K display, which Sony already did with its Xperia Z5 Premium.
It’s unclear what this means for Samsung’s Edge series. The Galaxy S7 might not come with a curved-screen variant at all, though an Edge device could still show up later in the year when the new Note typically debuts. Then again, the company could also push its Edge design even harder by removing all other options, though that seems unlikely for now.
Of course this is still just a rumor, so we wouldn’t get too excited about a new Samsung phablet launching anytime soon. It’s possible the company will stick to its normal schedule next year, in which case it could be a while before we see another super-sized flagship phone from the South Korean giant.