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The MWC 2016 event is fast coming, and anticipations are high that Samsung and other top smartphone manufacturers will be rolling out this year’s flagships.

Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+. While rumors about this year’s flagships have been adamant that the company will roll out the same number of phones on the Galaxy S7, latest reports suggest otherwise.

The South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to roll out two models of this year’s flagship, with Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge being the only touted phones to be released this year.



If this news ends out being true, it will mean that Samsung will stick with two variants of the S7; however, this does not mean that the Plus model will completely be scrapped. When the Galaxy S6 Edge+ was unveiled, it came in with a huge 5.7-inch screen size compared to the 5.1 inches that werestack on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. However, recent leaks suggest this year’s models – Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge – will have different screen sizes of 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches respectively.

While Samsung seems to have dropped the Plus acronym from its naming convention, it hasn’t done away with coming in with Plus-sized variants. So, rather than name it Galaxy S7 Edge+ and give it a screen size of 5.7 inches, Samsung has gone for two versions but still keeping the “Plus” aspect of the phone.

Usually, such moves are based on the previous device’s performance, but since Samsung has yet to release these figures on Galaxy S6 Edge+, it is not possible to bring in this as the main reason for this sudden shift. While the Plus variant of the S6 Edge was unveiled a few months after the flagship version was unveiled, coming in with minor changes here and there, it would probably be a bad idea to come in with another Plus variant of the Galaxy S7 this soon.

Other news coming from the latest reports suggest that Samsung will indeed include a water resistance and dustproof rating of IP67, larger battery units as well as an expansion slot in the upcoming Galaxy S7 models.

Further rumors reveal that local journalists in Samsung’s home country have already been fed with a preview version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but this has not been confirmed just yet.

The MWC 2016 is about three weeks away, and it is during this event that we’ll tell whether these reports are true or just speculations.

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