Samsung has experimented with curved design since its Galaxy Round and flexible YOUM displays that are rather futuristic, if you look at the current market. The Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ are the closest thing to curved design from the Korean giant we’ve ever seen, but Samsung isn’t done with curves just yet. The latest insider leak from OnLeaks shows that rumors have underestimated the Galaxy S7’s true design language. The leakster provides the latest drawing to show the difference in design between the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S7: while the Note 5 has a flat back cover with a camera hump, the Galaxy S7 will have a curved back – with a less pronounced, though still present, camera hump, as we reported a month ago.
Yes, it’s true that we’re not looking at a fully flexible smartphone, but we are looking at a more flexible smartphone than the Galaxy Note 5. If you remember, the Galaxy Note 5 bears the “edge” design language that Samsung brought over from the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ on the left and right back of the device. The new curved language of the Galaxy S7 will not only include the left and right sides of the back, but also the top and bottom edges of the device as well.
What should Galaxy S7-hungry consumers and Samsung fans take away from this leak? The back of the Galaxy S7 won’t be flat, which is insider knowledge we’ve not yet seen until now, and the camera won’t be, either. Fortunately, the unveil date, February 21st, is right around the curve (I mean, corner). We expect to see, in addition to the Galaxy S7’s design language, the leaked specs and features that aren’t much of a surprise at this point. As for performance, the Galaxy S7 provides 17 hours of video playback on its 3,000mAh battery, takes 100 minutes to go from empty to full, and can charge up to 50% in 25 minutes – just five minutes faster than the current charging on the Galaxy Note 5.