Evan Blass has updated an article over at VentureBeat with a new image. It’s apparently the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. What’s notable from this image (and Blass’ associated tweet) is that the upcoming two versions of Samsung’s flagship look damn-near identical to the Galaxy S6 line. That’s important for a few reasons. First, the basic design here is worthy of praise, just as it was with the original S6. Whether or not you think it looks too much like an iPhone (and yes, it does look a lot like an iPhone), it’s still a well-crafted piece of hardware. This is the first time we’ve seen believable images of the S7 and S7 Edge — even if they are only press renders.
The second reason the similar design is interesting is because current rumors point to Samsung successfully cramming a lot of features that Android fans have been clamoring for: a microSD card slot, water resistance, and significantly larger batteries. Previous rumors have also suggested that Samsung will follow the iPhone in more than just design — it may have a pressure-sensing screen.
There’s still more to learn about Samsung’s upcoming flagships — and according to another leak from Blass, the company will reveal all on February 21st, the day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Of course, that’s if we don’t learn everything there is to know before then.