Even though it was launched at Mobile World Congress 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge was just awarded best smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017. The news bodes well for the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Galaxy S6 Edge Is A Huge Hit
2015 was the year that Samsung traded in cheap-feeling plastic for premium metal and glass in the build of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The company finally offered a device that competed with Apple by offering top-of-the-line specs, features, and attention to design. Samsung was awarded top honors at Mobile World Congress for the Galaxy S6 edge in 2015. The handset was the first dual curved-edge display smartphone to be released by Samsung.
The device's overall design has remained intact on the Galaxy S7 edge and now-recalled Galaxy Note 7, and is expected to continue with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Galaxy S7 Wins At Mobile World Congress 2016
While the Samsung Galaxy S7 was awarded top honors at Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S7 edge was awarded "Best Smartphone 2016" in the Best Mobile Handsets and Devices category at Mobile World Congress 2017.
Galaxy S7 Edge Wins Best Smartphone At MWC 2017
"We are honored to be recognized for our craftsmanship in design and innovation with the Galaxy S7 edge," said Junho Park, vice president of Global Product Strategy, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. "This award is a testament to our constant pursuit of excellence as we continue to exceed consumers' expectations through revolutionary mobile technology."
The Galaxy S7 edge is still one of the best-selling smartphones on the market and was recently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat by most major U.S. carriers, and Sprint is currently offering a deal on the smartphone. If the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is still winning awards, it's no wonder Samsung reportedly feels confident with opening sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Galaxy S8 fans won't have to decide between choosing the pricier "edge" model over a standard flat screen, like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will adopt a very similar design aesthetic to the Galaxy S7 edge, with choice of a 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch dual curved edge display minus the bezels, physical home button, and capacitive keys.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be announced on March 29 at a press event in New York City. We'll be covering the event and will bring you all the latest news on the new smartphones.