In the past, we have heard rumors that Samsung might launch up to four variants of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7. But if the latest report emerging from South Koren publisher ETNews is anything to go by, Samsung will launch only two variants on the phone: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
These two variants are reported to be featuring the screen size of 5.2- and 5.5-inch respectively. It further mentions that the 5.2-inch variant has a flat display while the 5.5-inch variant has the curved display. The development of the Galaxy S7 is expected to get completed by January with mass production starting from February with the launch of the phone also expected to be in the same month.
Samsung is also said to changing its sales strategy with a decision of going with only 5 million units of the phone in the first run. Out of these 5 million, 3.3 million units are said to be of flat display variant which is the Galaxy S7 and 1.6 million units of curved display variant which is the Galaxy S7 edge.
While the report does not mention any specific reason behind the target of 5 million units, but it is expected that the decision has been taken after considering the misinterpretation of demand that Samsung made during the launch of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Due to that miscalculation, Samsung ended up with a lot of stock of the Galaxy S6 and with almost no stock of the Galaxy S6 edge.