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Samsung confirms February 21st unveiling for the Samsung Galaxy S7?

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Samsung confirms February 21st unveiling for the Samsung Galaxy S7?
Back in November, Samsung announced that its next Unpacked event would be held on February 21st, the day before MWC 2016 opens in Barcelona. It was easy to predict that Samsung would use this event to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S7. The manufacturer had previously introduced the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 just as MWC was about to kick off in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Today, confirmation that Sammy's new flagship will be introduced on February 21st came from a pair of images tweeted by none other than Evan Blass. The first frame shows a partially opened box with #TheNextGalaxy overlaid on top. The next frame shows the same background image, but this time the date Feb 21, 2016 is overlaid on top. It isn't clear where the images came from, but the implication is that they are from Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 should be accompanied by the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge at the Unpacked event. We expect the Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Depending on where you hang your hat, the Exynos 8890 SoC or the Snapdragon 820 chipset will be under the hood. 4GB of RAM will be inside, along with a 3000mAh battery. A 12MP BRITECELL camera will adorn the back of the handset. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will carry a larger 5.5-inch, Super AMOLED screen with a QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution.

Some of the features that we saw on the Samsung Galaxy S5 that disappeared on the Samsung Galaxy S6, like IP67 certification for dust and water proofing, and a microSD slot, are expected to return on the Galaxy S7. 


Thanks for the tip!

source: @evleaks

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posted on 31 Jan 2016, 10:55 2

1. aasifmaqsood (Posts: 24; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


come on.. 20 days to go..

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:49 11

7. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Long long time, can't wait anymore :(

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:02

12. combatmedic870 (Posts: 548; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I'm worried about the camera. It's literally the only thing they can screw up. The 16mp sensor with OIS was tried and true. This new 12mp sensor is the unknown. I hope they didn't remove the OIS. I haven't heard any meantion of stability yet. No conformation of it being 1/2.0" or if it's still 1/2.6". Too many variables.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:49 2

17. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Samsung has proven that it can do excellent smartphone cameras. I am pretty sure Samsung won't screw up in this department.

I am rather concerned that Samsung is not getting TouchWiz under control. Maybe the design of the device can be a problem as well.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:09

21. SenorThrottles (Posts: 219; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


I think it should be fine. I've been using the Marshmallow beta on my S6 for a while now and the performance is much better - almost as good as my 6P. The only issue I have is that some aspects of the UI don't look as nice.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:49 5

18. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


why would you worry about the camera? this 12 megapixel camera is pretty much going to take better pictures then the s6/note 5 in every single way in pretty much all conditions. newer more powerful ISP in the 820/8890 which = more advanced processing for photos, larger pixel size for noticeably better low light performance, supposed f1.7 aperature, next generation OIS, etc, i guarantee you the 12 megapixel camera is going to be better in every way compared to note 5/s6 camera right now.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 18:25

34. Sdiq572 (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Yup, and now its official
They was already send some invite to the press.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:02 3

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The design of the phone is not what I had hoped. I'm crossing my fingers that those leaks weren't the real S7.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:08 16

3. izim1 (Posts: 378; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


What where you hoping for? An oval? Perhaps a triangle?

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:32

5. Switch00 (Posts: 366; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I guess he hoped for something different than another microscopic change from s2. Like I did. Whats happening with s series design is pathetic. Same design for half a decade.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 23:57

38. ibend (Posts: 3191; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


the leaked design is just S6 with squared home button
he just expecting something better than that

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:15 1

4. jeroome86 (Posts: 798; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Not much longer then we can get on with the Note 6 rumors.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:44 3

6. ZeeNasir (Posts: 93; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Wohoo. Promising

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:50 4

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1284; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Also, being captain obvious here, the "open" corner of the box makes a 7.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:31

23. killer7D (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Nice catch

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 18:27

35. Sdiq572 (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


You have a great eye, but is it only me that was a screenshot from a teaser. See that the box was rotated clockwise a little bit

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:55 2

9. Amiafanboy (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Love how they put "7" in the invite !!!

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 11:58 1

10. Amiafanboy (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Perfect Smartphone . For 2016 (Dream)
5.2 inch Display
QHD S-Amoled because they are that good, bright and Vibrant.
Rear design of Galaxy Note 5. (Curved Back is awesome) Or Basic back design of LG G2 (One of the most comfortable phones ever ) Not buttons , only shape.
3500 Mah+ battery with fast charging (I never replaced a battery )
Great cameras (Megapixels dont matter ) S6 camera is awesome.
OIS in both cameras .
IR Blaster for sure .
Water resistant at least .
Fingerprint scanner embedded in display. (Qualcomm has it already )
Retina scanner for unlocking
64 GB + Micro SD (hot swappable)
Superfast processor and 4 GB Ram.
3D touch or Force Touch. (call it what you want)
Great looking design.
2.5 D glass. more curve not needed.
Razor thin bezels.
Front facing stereo speakers.
NFC/Wireless charging and all the basic stuff.
Overall weight not exceeding 150 grams
Considering all this cost can be around 800 - 900 $

Samsung is close to this !!

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:01 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think the S7 will be Samsungs version of the 6S. The S8 will be a true treat, I'm even thinking of skipping the Note 6 for the same reason.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:23 4

13. joeytaylor (Posts: 386; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I'm not certain that they focus on people who get new phones every year...but for people like me with a S5 and people with a Note 4 a S7 and Note 6 I'm sure will be worthy upgrades

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:25

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mos def my dude. 100% agreed.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 17:49 1

31. Diezparda (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Same here i'm M8 user, for some reason i'm skipping last year flagship because i didn't see too many upgrades. If the new S7 doesn't come with FT, then i don't really mind to buy last year Note 5/S6 considering the price cut & i think they still a very capable device.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:35 1

15. joeytaylor (Posts: 386; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Exactly what Apple does....so no big deal....the S6 looks awesome but wasn't quite enough to persuade me...but I don't believe a tech nerd like you will be able to stand having a old Note 5 when the Note 6 comes out....haha....I'm betting you get one

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:43 3

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've had every Note other than the original one, sooooo ;)

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:55 1

20. joeytaylor (Posts: 386; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


So that means yes. ..lol....thinking about thr 7edge+...for myself a bigger phone would be cool....don't know if i can wait for a Note 6 and not sure if i would even use the S pen so it could be a waste for me...but to each their own

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:10

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'd love two redesigned flagships this year. We know it's a redesign year for the iPhone. N6 hopefully.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 14:30 1

26. ph00ny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I've had every Note except for US released Note1 (I had the international Note 1 four months before it came to the states)

I also had S1, S2 (International), S3 (from work), S4 (from work) and S5 (from work)
As for iphone (most were given to my mother) 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C

I had a few Nexus (phones and tablet) in between along with HTC
Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 5

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 14:43

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Helluva nice lineup. +1

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:51 1

19. Mreveryphone (Posts: 366; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


The way the "7" is glowing is a nice touch...

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 19:31

42. talon95 (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I think this represents a new type of glowing notification light. They tried to do this with the curved screen of the S6 Edge but maybe this time they will use a fiber optic, or translucent border and LED.

I was proposing they do this a couple years ago but who knows.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:44 1

24. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


Imagine what would happen if Samsung doesn't bring back expandable sd storage...

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 13:58 4

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nothing would happen really. It would still sell millions, some would be pissed, some such as myself wouldn't be.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 17:17

30. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


That statement is rather hypocritical...OF COURSE it matters...otherwise Samsung wouldn't give a #$#$ on bringing it back.

SD card users probably hovers around the majority because cloud isn't a big thing yet

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 18:04

32. Diezparda (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Of course not, cuz everyone might have a different needs. Some regular user probably don't use whole 32gb (at least 32gb standard was better than 16gb).

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 18:08

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 19469; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 14:47

28. xondk (Posts: 1135; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Well hopefully they will add waterproofing and sd card again.

Then there's the battery, but yeah they probably aren't going to return to removable battery, even though a metal design definitely doesn't exclude it.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 15:13

29. Xperia14 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


The only thing that I don't like so far is the dual edge. I'm afraid it distracts too much from the viewing experience because everything is curved and it has no use.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:03

41. ibend (Posts: 3191; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


not everything curved, 90% of screen still flat, only near edge its slightly curved :-/

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 19:31

36. babyk (Posts: 296; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


All we need is 5.1 s7 and 5.5 s7 plus that's all. We DON'T NEED GALAXY S7 EDGE SMH

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:01

40. ibend (Posts: 3191; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


why not, edge is glorious :D

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 19:38

37. ameran (Posts: 233; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I find it interesting that the first image says "TheNextGalaxy" and not "TheNextBigThing" as we used to see in the past. This is a proof that S7 definitely will be an improved version of S6, which is a good thing.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 00:01

39. ibend (Posts: 3191; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"TheNextBigThing"... and then they unveil Galaxy view 2 as surprise... lol

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