Earlier this year, Samsung went all-out on its dual edge display technology, and while we still don’t have a clear picture of how this effected Samsung in sales and popularity, we think most people would agree it was a success in at least some ways. Naturally, you would think Samsung would go with the same or at least a similar line-up next year, since Samsung is so good at annualizing product releases. But, a report coming from Vietnam is suggesting that Samsung will only release one Edge device next year, and also that it will be part of the Samsung Galaxy S7 line of smartphones, progressing from this year’s Galaxy S6 line.
That rumor might seem legitimate, but if you consider that they had two Edge devices this year (the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+) then it’s interesting and somewhat strange that Samsung would reduce this to just one Edge device for the whole year. The even bigger question is: which one would they bring back; the Edge, or the Edge+? Without sales numbers from Samsung, it’s hard to compare the performance of both devices, but if we take the general preference and development in the market of larger smartphones, the we’d guess that Samsung would be launching a phablet-sized Galaxy S7 Edge+ next year.