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Watch Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge MWC 2016 launch event livestream here

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The event starts on February 21st, 2016 at:

9:00am PT | 12:00pm ET | 7pm CET


Samsung today announced that we'll be able to watch its Unpacked 2016 event (scheduled for February 21 at MWC) via a 360-degree live stream - on PCs, Android devices, iOS devices, and on the company's own Gear VR headset. As you may already know, Unpacked 2016 is the event where Samsung will officially showcase its Galaxy S7 flagship series of smartphones - including a regular Galaxy S7, and a Galaxy S7 edge.

To watch the event on your Android or iOS mobile device, you'll have to download Samsung's official Unpacked 360 View app, which is available for free on Google Play and on the Apple App Store. Needless to say, at the moment, the app doesn't really let you do anything (though it shows an "Experience the event in 360" button, as well as a "Watch traditional live streaming" button). For folks owning a Gear VR, a similar Unpacked 360 View app is available via Oculus Store.

If you do watch the Unpacked 2016 event in 360-degree mode, you'll be able to choose between four spots from where to view the entire action: center stage, stage left, stage right, or the auditorium.

We're not really surprised to see that Samsung will be hosting a 360-degree VR live stream. Besides announcing the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on February 21, on that day, the company may also unveil a 360-degree VR camera. Moreover, it's said that customers who pre-order the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge will receive a Gear VR for free.

Samsung's two upcoming Galaxy handsets are far from being the company's best kept secrets. You can learn everything we know about them by checking out our Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 rumor review (plenty of images included). 


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posted on 18 Feb 2016, 19:41 4

1. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 548; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


And look away from the device? It's a cool thing to be able to do, and experience. But not for this event. Why would I want to look at anything other than the device?

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 21:36 15

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Let's complain about something that NO other company does for people. In case you didn't get the point, it's to experience the event as if you were actually there.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 00:10 8

12. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I'm sorry Oneplus did it first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02aDqOqcmg

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 00:41 3

13. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


"Samsung innovation"

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:35

16. phonearenarocks (Posts: 373; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


I see a lot of sarcasm in your 'innovation' usage, Wonder what apple has been doing over the past three to four years...catching up on Android is what you can say...If you dont want to say they 'Copied'

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:30 1

15. tech2 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You mean that 16fps awful quality video ?! Yeah, I would rather watch a normal video then watching a 360 degree video at 16fps.....

One Plus maybe first at that but it was awfully done. Not to mention the event was boring. Just like their USB Type-C they might be first but implemented pretty poorly. They are first only for the sake of it. Nothing else.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 02:44 2

17. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


You forgot to mention that the video was ( 27-7-2015) 4K. And boring is a matter of preference

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:08

18. tech2 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL....So ?!?! Just because they released the video in July-end it gives them the permission to release a s**tty video ? That actually further reiterates my point. One Plus just wants to be the first one to do something rather then bringing anything quality to the table. The company is all hype no quality.

Boring might be a preference but not rest of the things I mentioned. Anyway, nice attempt at deflecting the conversation.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:48

28. gigicoaste (Posts: 50; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


OK, so this means that nobody else can do releases in 360 view? I mean, did Samsung said that they are the first or that they invented VR? So hell with all VR devices and videos, if one company did it .. that's it.. nobody esle can do it.. right? lame!

I'm not a fan of any brand, since they don't pay me to make commercial I really don't understand this "fan brand" fights which happens on tech sites. Releases are a benefit for end users, no matter if we are talking about price or technology. It is totally nonsense and pointless your comment.. IMO

LE: yeah.. I had to make account to post this message because dudes, sometimes you are going too far with nonsense, is not even hilarious anymore..

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 20:05 10

2. maxha97 (Posts: 93; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Yeah!!! samsung I love you
this is innovation

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 20:40 14

3. xdza1979 (Posts: 283; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


The only company that it seems they know what they are doing really..

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 20:41 2

4. Unordinary (Posts: 1733; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Yea totally man!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:19 3

20. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's taking it a bit far. But, yeah, definitely the company pushing the tech farthest.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:34

33. ph00ny (Posts: 1238; Member since: 26 May 2011)


But that's the luxury of being a component manufacturer. Other than
Sony and LG, no one else can really deviate from the norm. They just can't afford to

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 21:06 2

5. Landon (Posts: 492; Member since: 07 May 2015)


I wonder if watching the event on my Gear VR at work would be frowned upon......

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 21:07

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


I wonder which company will dominate VR industry. I guess we can figure it out within 5 years

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 23:08 4

11. Tziggy14 (Posts: 443; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


Oculus and Sony will dominate the PC and console markets.

Samsung will likely dominate the mobile market.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 21:24 1

7. Billajr (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


When are ever going to put front facing speakers on there phones.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:20

21. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Fingers crossed for the Note 6.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:35

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Most likely not, it'll probably follow the same design cues as the s7. Maybe the Note 7.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:34

32. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't you crush my dreams!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:46 1

27. aegislash (Posts: 388; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I don't see Samsung ever implementing front facing speakers, unless they did away with the physical home button, which I pray to god they never do.

Just imagine how thick that bottom bezel would be with a speaker beneath or above the home button. Maybe on the sides next to the home button, but that would require removal of the capacitive keys which is another thing I hope never happens.

I don't mind on-screen buttons on other devices...but I feel like Samsung's frontal design language is perfect as is and really doesn't need to be changed.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 10:16

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I've heard the rumors, but S7 is supposed to do a similar thing.

The bottom speaker and the earpiece can double up as stereo speakers. Since they are similar power( 1.2W and 1.5W), it should work out well.

Of course it's just a rumor, but may be true.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 21:25 5

8. stuck_788 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


the only Samsung I'm interested in, is the Note series... the rest, is just one of many...

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 22:09 1

10. Derekjeter (Posts: 914; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The color on the phone is bad a$$!

Let see if they actually release all colors in all markets this year.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:13

19. tech2 (Posts: 3458; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


IKR ! Instead of these fancy Ironman and Superman variants just release the phones in the colours you actually promise. This problem is not new. Its happening for god knows how long. Its clear they couldn't care less about solving this issue....smh

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 01:07 4

14. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That's most probably the sexiest phone in planet.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:28

22. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


What is the colour of the phone?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 12:06

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


This is nice. Samsung is going to stream an event in VA and PA just wrote am article saying Apple isnserioos about VT too and the first thing they release is a View Master.

Haha this is so funny. I should get a VR to try it.
Wow and a free VT with an SD tons Witten the deal

Considering the South starts at 599 on VZW and you get the VT for free, sweet deal.

Amazing what these oems give to get people to buy stuff and Apple doesn't give anything and people rush to get ome. You rather take a phone that costs more and comes with nothing vs one that costs less and comes with more.

It's not about whether I need it, it's I can have it.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:30

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


proofread.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:28 1

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hurry up, so all these articles about leaks can become moot.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 09:50 1

29. aegislash (Posts: 388; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Unfortunately, within weeks after the S7 launch, the Galaxy S8 rumor mill will start churning and every possible unbelievable thing will be reported on...

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:29 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol, yes sir they will. +1

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:45

34. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Well the stream in the app is showing 2 edge devices with the Galaxy S7/edge wallpapers ...

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:46

35. uvaman (Posts: 35; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


Guys, go to Android Authority, play G5 video, pause it, on the left top bar click discovery and you'll find Galaxy S7 hands on :)))

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 11:54

36. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Counting down the timer.... 6mins to go

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