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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date tipped for February 2016, both versions said to come with LTE Cat. 12

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date tipped for February 2016, both versions said to come with LTE Cat. 12
According to a new report from Samsung's home market of South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date will arrive at some point in February 2016. Furthermore, the report says that both Galaxy S7 versions will come with support for LTE Cat. 12. 

During these past couple of months, we've often heard that Samsung is planning to launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 in early 2016. While previous rumors argued that the phone will launch in January, this new report, quoting sources from inside Samsung, says that the phone will actually launch in February. 

Now, while a discrepancy is certainly observed between these rumors, we can also note that a January unveiling and February launch would make a lot of sense. This past summer, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than expected, beating many rivals - including the iPhone 6s - to market. From the data that we've been able to gather, it seems very likely that Samsung is planning to repeat the move with the upcoming Galaxy S7.

In the sea of Galaxy S7 rumors, another often iterated idea is that the phone will come in two versions, one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset - one that's apparently being manufactured by Samsung itself - and one with Samsung's own Exynos 8890 (M1) SoC. According to this new report, both Samsung Galaxy S7 versions will support LTE Cat. 12 speeds. While it was previously known that the Snapdragon 820 will integrate an LTE Cat 12 modem, this is the first time we're hearing about the Exynos 8890 being fitted with a similar radio. 

In theory, LTE Cat. 12 speeds top at 600Mb/s for downloads and at 100Mb/s for uploads. Naturally, your carrier has to support such insane speeds before your phone can actually reach them.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to learn that we might be only four months away from the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date?

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posted on 05 Nov 2015, 05:52 13

1. shaineql (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Inovator , not a follower

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 09:15 3

17. zeeBomb (Posts: 2093; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Samsung isnt even in their final form yet

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 17:28 2

22. manzer (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


Final form. Do you mean finished product. Like say minus the home button or a home button you only have to touch but not push. Like what Microsoft did with there windows symbol on surface pro products. It's the only thing keeping me from Samsung, the best android has to offer. Get rid of the physical home button. A little more juice in the battery maybe too ☺

posted on 09 Nov 2015, 16:50

25. adamvzwez (Posts: 51; Member since: 29 Mar 2015)


i like physical home button if i wanted three virtual buttons i would buy an lg

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:06 10

3. Supersonic (Posts: 197; Member since: 15 May 2015)


Samsung rocks

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:06 2

4. Fire5 (Posts: 298; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Smartphone Samsung are always more efficient speed Internet that always liked me to them, but Samsung does not know how quiet the rumors and that undermines sales of S6 bad strategy.

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:13 1

5. FluffyBled (Posts: 514; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Damn ... 600Mb/s is quite some insane speed :o!

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:22 2

6. plasteek (Posts: 121; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Damn...Bad carrier here Q_Q !

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:29

7. QUINTESSENCE (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)


wtf? feb2015?

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 07:12

14. QUINTESSENCE (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)


nice one PA, lol!

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:31 4

8. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


samsung is also working hard on 5G technology for mankind ! good on you

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:31 1

9. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Drop us a foldable one first Sami!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:39 1

10. AZNHA (unregistered)


looking forward for them

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:47

11. shinywindow (unregistered)


Krapple sux

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:47 3

12. EC112987 (Posts: 765; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Can't wait for next year's edge plus let's go!!

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 06:50 2

13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I'll probably carry this along side my iPhone 6s Plus. It would be nice having the best phone from each camp.

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 07:16 1

15. EC112987 (Posts: 765; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


I'm doing the same now and I love it. Best of both worlds

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 09:08 2

16. jeroome86 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Samsung is the face of Android now. HTC probably won't make it and looks like LG will follow them.
Wonder if S7 will be a premium Metal back or do glass back again?

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 10:20 1

18. stardomains (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Nov 2015)


Made the switch to Samsung S6 this year. Really happy with it and looking forward to the S7. Samsung, do us a solid with bringing this cat 12 and usb c and super fast chips. Never go to onscreen buttons, its so dumb to take up precious screen space with those things. Add some water resistence too and good dual speakers too please. The same as the Alcatel Idol 3's for example. Oh yeah and do that larger sensor pixel thing with the camera...would love that picture quality.

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 11:02 1

19. TeyaIman (unregistered)


And this phone is still going to have jank and lag .... Stupid typical LagWiz...i can't wait to dump my s**tty note 4 so bad.... Omgg..i am defitnetly done with Samsung products

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 21:26 1

23. phichart (Posts: 277; Member since: 03 May 2014)


keep on barking laggy doggy!

posted on 05 Nov 2015, 23:04

24. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The US carrier models of the Note 4 are laggy. The international versions aren't because they don't have carrier bloat.

I had the Note 4 on Verizon, it was laggy, especially when bring up the task manager. Turning things off I didn't use like S-Voice helped.

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