Samsung may unveil flagship Galaxy S7 on February 20 -- in two sizes

New reports suggest Samsung's next major phone could come in 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch models.

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Samsung could debut a flat and curved take on its flagship Galaxy S7.

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Samsung's next major smartphones could launch in February and come in two sizes, according to news reports Monday.

Expected to be called the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the new devices may be unveiled on February 20, according to blog SamMobile. South Korea's Electronic Times is reporting the 2016 smartphone line would have a standard 5.2-inch version with straight sides and a larger 5.5-inch variant with curved sides. That would deviate from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which both debuted in 2015 with 5.1-inch screens, though the Edge had curved sides.

Samsung remains the only phone maker to use a vertically curve-edged display. LG's G Flex and G Flex 2 devices slightly curved downward at the middle. Since demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge initially outstripped supply at one point, there's some question as to whether Samsung has learned from that release.

Samsung reportedly plans to have 5 million handsets ready to go at launch: 3.3 million of the Galaxy S7 and 1.7 million of the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Rumored launch dates for the flagship phones have varied, from as early as next week at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show -- which would be ahead of Samsung's typical cycle -- to February 20, right around Barcelona's Mobile World Congress trade show, the company's usual venue.

Other recent rumors suggest the Galaxy S7 could have an iris scanner for unlocking the phone with your eyes, USB Type-C charging, and a pressure-sensitive display similar to 3D Touch on the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Check out our full list of Galaxy S7 rumors for more.

Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.