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Samsung is fixing the biggest problem with the Galaxy S7 edge

Galaxy S7 Software Update

The new Galaxy S7 edge is my favorite Android phone ever. In fact, it’s my favorite phone period in terms of hardware. In just a few short years, Samsung has gone from selling cheap-feeling plasticky flagship smartphones to building smartphone hardware that is absolutely best in class. Combine that with a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display in a shockingly compact form factor for a phablet, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

No phone is perfect though, and the S7 edge definitely ships along with some annoying issues. Thankfully though, a new update will fix the biggest complaint many users have with their new Samsung phablets.

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The curved edges on the Galaxy S7 edge are a selling point for a few reasons. The provide some design differentiation, which is certainly appreciated at a time when most flagship phones look identical from afar. They also make the S7 edge fit very comfortably in the hand, which is key for a phone with a large 5.5-inch screen.

Samsung’s curved S7 edge display is also the source of an annoying problem, however. The curved sides of the screen are too sensitive to touch, so they cause issues during usage. For example, if you’re holding the phone and your palm or fingers are touching the edges of the screen, taps on the display with your thumb or a finger from your other hand aren’t always recognized.

It’s a very annoying issue, but we have good news: A fix is coming.

SamMobile reports that Samsung has corrected this troublesome but in a new software update that has already begun rolling out in Europe. The bad news, of course, is that it’s unclear exactly when the update will hit carrier branded Galaxy S7 edge phones here in the United States. Things always take longer for carrier phones, but hopefully this update will make it through the review process quickly.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.