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Galaxy S7: Samsung’s not even trying to hide the new ‘Edge’ anymore

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:12PM EST
Galaxy S7 Edge Features
Image: @evleaks

Much has been written about Samsung’s desire to keep its flagship devices a secret, but the South Korean titan has never really been able to do it. It managed to limit image leaks in some years but completely failed to prevent fans from learning more details about the hardware of unreleased devices. The Galaxy S7 is a huge failure in that regard. Almost everything has leaked online, including high-resolution press renders and an extensive preview that pretty much offers readers an early review of the handset.

In fact, at this point, not even Samsung is keeping the Galaxy S7 edge a secret, as the device is listed on its developer site in plain view.

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“S7 Edge” appears both in the following image, alongside edge UI tips for developers, and in written text. “Edge Single Plus mode is supported in Galaxy S6 Edge M OS, Galaxy S6 Edge+ M OS and Galaxy S7 Edge M OS,” Samsung writes.

What’s interesting about the image above is that it reveals new functionality for the curved portion of the Galaxy S7 edge’s screen. Samsung plans to have an “Edge Single Plus” mode that’s essentially an extended edge version, compared to the “Edge Single” mode currently available on other Galaxy handsets with curved displays. That means there’s going to be more space for information that you’d want to access at a glance.

Samsung will announce the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge during a special media event on February 21st.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.