Samsung's recent smartphone releases, ranging from Galaxy S6 Edge to Galaxy S6 Edge+, has led to a paradigm shift in design strategy in the smartphone market. Curved display panels combined with high-end specifications in the latest Galaxy smartphones have managed to get a favourable response from consumers around the world. The Korean tech titan is continuing its innovation strategy by developing the next flagship, the Galaxy S7 Edge, with a unique design.
Nothing concrete has been laid out for the Galaxy S7 Edge so far, but Android fans are keen on discovering tiny details about the phone. Samsung has already filed design patents for the upcoming flagship and folks at 3DFuture released concept images by taking hints from the patents. There is no guarantee that Samsung will follow the same design for its Galaxy S7 Edge but visuals of the technical patent language are always welcome.
The images draw our attention towards the edged screen. Unlike the dual-sided curved screens in the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+, the edged display will take up the top and bottom position. Another key highlight seen in the concept images is the loss of a physical home button while the volume buttons on the side remain intact.
We also noticed the microUSB slot is covered securely and the full metal unibody structure will make the Galaxy S7 waterproof. Take a look at all the photos shared by 3DFuture on its official blog last week:
"Based on previous year Samsung would like to keep innovate design elements of their flagship line as it looks like the only way to get closer to their biggest rival with iPhone 6S," 3DFuture said on its official blog.
The concept images released by 3DFuture add to the pile of rumours that have been circulating on the web. Samsung will integrate Apple-like 3D Touch feature in its Galaxy S7 Edge and a fully-metallic unibody, ValueWalk reports. Other possible specifications include 5.8-inch display, UHD resolution, 4GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and upgraded Exynos processor for East Asian markets.