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.
If Samsung does go for a 4K resolution with its Galaxy S7, it would translate to a pixel density of 847 ppi for the 5.2-inch model and 759 ppi for the 5.8-inch variant.
Aside from the display, the report further notes that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with 4 GB of RAM. If this turns out to be accurate, it would trump expectations of a heftier 6 GB of RAM at least until the Galaxy Note 6.
At the same time, the report also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will make its debut by the end of this year, which seems quite unlikely. Saving the Galaxy S7 for 2016 sounds far more plausible, and this claim for a 2015 release makes the whole report sound a bit questionable. That said, it's highly advisable to take this news with a grain of salt.