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First ever live photo of the Galaxy S7 edge has now leaked

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 8th, 2016 3:03PM EST
Galaxy S7 Edge Photos

All of the puzzle pieces are quickly falling into place now that the official unveiling of Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones is just a few weeks away. Early Monday morning a leak revealed the first live photo ever of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7, which is set to debut on February 21st during a press conference in Spain. Unfortunately, that photo only showed the back of the phone so there were still some unanswered questions as far as the handset’s design is concerned.

Now, a newly leaked photo has given us our first ever look at the front of the Galaxy S7 edge, which will be the main Galaxy S7’s partner in crime on store shelves for the next few months.

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In 2015, Samsung launched completely redesigned flagship phones that were without question the most beautiful Android handsets we had ever seen. The Galaxy S6 was the main version, and then the Galaxy S6 edge sported the same specs but featured curved edges on the front of the phone.

It looks like Samsung will use a similar playbook in 2016.

The newly leaked photo, which was published by a user on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, shows a phone that looks exactly like the main Galaxy S7 we’re expecting, but it has curved edges on the sides. Here’s the photo:

According to earlier leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S7 edge should feature specs that are nearly identical to the main Galaxy S7, including a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processor, 4GB of RAM and a new and improved 12-megapixel rear camera. This year, however, there’s supposedly another key difference beyond the curved edges — rumors suggest the main Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.2-inch screen while the Galaxy S7 edge will have a larger 5.5-inch display.

Samsung’s unveiling of its next-gen Galaxy S phones will take place on February 21st, and BGR will be on hand to cover the event live. Both models are then expected to be released on March 11th.

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