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This is too perfect.
After a whirlwind weekend that culminated in Samsung announcing a Galaxy event for February 21, the South Korean company just confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Details have been leaking about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge for weeks, but it doesn’t get any better than Samsung mentioning the latter on its own developer website (via Galaxy Club).
If you’re quick, you can check it out for yourself before Samsung pulls the pertinent mentions. Open up developer.samsung.com/galaxy, click on Look, and scroll down to the Edge section. Under Edge Screen Style, you’ll see “S7 Edge” quite clearly:
Scroll a bit further down, and under “Edge Single Plus Mode” you’ll find the following text:
Edge Single Plus mode is supported in Galaxy S6 Edge M OS, Galaxy S6 Edge+ M OS and Galaxy S7 Edge M OS.
The S6 edge and S6 edge+ have features that their non-edge counterparts don’t, which is why they have to be specifically called out on the developer site. The S7 edge will likely have similar features, which is why it’s being mentioned as well — Samsung will soon need to update its documentation. This just slipped through at least three weeks early.
Oh, and just for fun, the page also mentions features that will be deprecated in Android N:
Edge Immersive Mode (will be deprecated in N)
AirButton (will be deprecated in N)
SmartClip (will be deprecated in N)
WritingBuddy (will be deprecated in N)
This isn’t a massive leak by any stretch; we’ve known details of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and how they look thanks to infamous leaker Evan Blass. The name isn’t exactly a shock either — S7 naturally succeeds S6.
But it is hilarious that Samsung is the one giving the final validation that there will be an S7 edge, and thus presumably an S7. It could of course be completely intentional, as companies do orchestrate slipups and leaks to add fuel to the fire. In this case, though, someone probably just hit update a little too soon.
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