Samsung Galaxy S7 release date tipped for February 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date tipped for February 2016
If a new report from Samsung's home country of South Korea is to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be officially unveiled in January 2016, with the commercial release to follow in February 2016.

According to previous reports on the upcoming Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship smartphone will be developed using the agile development methodology, with the move expected to shave as much as two months out of the handset's development cycle. These previous rumors correlate nicely with this recent report, but since nothing can be confirmed just yet, make sure to digest this info with a dose of skepticism.

The report from the South Korean media quotes an analyst from SK Securities. Interestingly, SK Securities is owned by SK Group, the same conglomerate that owns SK Telecom, one of the major South Korean telecom carriers. While this detail may seem to lend credence to the report, we can't be sure if the Galaxy S7 will get some sort of early launch in Samsung's home market, or if the Galaxy S7 release date is scheduled for February in other markets as well.

The previous two iterations in Samsung's Galaxy S lineup - the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S6 - were announced at the Mobile World Congress, a major tech event in Barcelona which usually happens late February to early May, and both handsets became available for purchase in April. While the past two years may seem to reveal a pattern, the early launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 can be interpreted as an indication that Samsung may be looking to shift its launch cycles a bit.

If Samsung was willing to break its tradition of officially unveiling a new member of the Galaxy Note phablet series at IFA, which is what the company did four years in a row, then it's not entirely unthinkable for Samsung to hurry up the unveiling and the release date of the Galaxy S7 as well.

According to previous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S7 might come with either a Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos M1 / 8890 chipset (depending on the market). Furthermore, unofficial information suggests that the standard version of the Galaxy S7 will be launched alongside a curved-display version and an extra-sized phablet version, which wouldn't be surprising given the multiple variants of the current-gen Galaxy S6.

What do you guys think of this? Will you be surprised to see Samsung officially unveiling the Galaxy S7 in January?

source: ET Today via GforGames

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46 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow, with all the sammy PA loyalty readers, I can't believe I am first to post. S7 in February all the while 70% of the readers on PA are still holding their $800 plus some sort of S6 model in hand and now a new S7 a few months away....probably with some yet another gimmicky feature. lol. a few minutes later, you will have to read techie's 3 page regarding my post!

7. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Pay less attention to the trolls man and more attention to the general advancement of the mobile phone industry. Samsung and Apple are making great strides...lets sit back and appreciate innovation.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol malware is back:http://i.imgur.com/dl9H8yuh.jpg Stay in your cave, it was good while your were limited (well you still kinda are). PA ban this user that has multiple accounts just like the one below called "No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks"

16. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

This about the 10th time you have not added to the conversation and decided to troll and lie. I had a 7 day ban because I called someone a bad name, and I shouldn't have done that. Now, for the love of God, don't reply to me unless you have something to add to the conversation l, because at this point all you are doing is trolling. From now on, I'm going to report every post that you reply to me with that has nothing to do with the subject article.

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Keep proving my point of multi accounts:http://i.imgur.com/zc1Q5FB.png (instant upvote) You are getting exposed and pretty much everyone here knows that you are bobbybuster with his daily fart account just like "bubbadoes" above and "No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks" below. Nail in the coffin.

28. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Dude just leave him alone, he clearly learned what he did

30. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

No mercy for bobbybuster

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Some of us work. So we don't sit and just wait for new articles.

33. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Techie, I'm proud of you. That was the first post you wrote that I completely read through. Plus 1 for you.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What gimmicky feature? Samsung removed all the useless features with the S6. The S4 had lots of gimmicks. The edge isn't a gimmick. It's purely for looks and it is the best looking phone to date and I don't see anyone topping it without doing something similar. Seeing that one of the main drivers for the iPhone is looks, this should be welcomed by anyone on either side.

26. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

the note series have always been the thrill to wait ..well except for the note 5, for many wch didn't impress , Note 6 is the beast to wait and hope it delivers this time ..I 1. 5.9inch 4k superAmoled display 2.iris scanner 3.blazing mongoose cpu 4.4G lte cat 12 5.return of IR blaster 6.3500-4000mah battery 7.return of Sd card upto 256gb. all those plus improved camera optics and it will be the most ideal phone despite most advanced in history.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Sweating at sammy aren't they? Who would have guessed copying apple strategy while not being apple wouldn't work.. Who would ever guess :O In any case S6 is an amazing device and I wouldnt care if they released S7 tomorrow as that phone will hold for years

4. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

yes indeed s6 is the best android for me right now but i will be buying an htc or lg or a sony or some other oem who offer the best camera and audio probably sony Z6premium even if the exynos of s7 gives better performance than the sd820 as long as Qualcomm doesnt mess up sd820 samsung produces good phones but is not as loyal to its customers are and i think sony hit a sweet spot with z5 series but it has Sd810 my nightmare so waiting for z6 or maybe g5 or ...... asus

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Pretty sure Z5 wont have any overheating problems cause it has thermal paste and dual heat pipes (at least Z5 Premium). Dont know about other two.

11. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Let's hope so. No one wants a hot plate.

22. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

yup probably it wont but still average performance of s6 will be better than that of z5

9. TerryTerius unregistered

Martin, nearly every single large scale Android manufacturer on the planet right now is being squeezed or is at best stagnant. That has very little to do with "copying" Apple whatsoever. As much as you would like for it to be true. I can explain this at length if you'd like.

17. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

Exactly. You want to be different than Apple? Increase the battery size and offer a Micro SD card. BOOM!!! Much better than Apple right there.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol It worked actually. I disagree with the copying Apple part but They kept it the same as last year which is something no one had them pegged to do. So in reality whatever they did, it worked. Sure they had to put a lot more effort to do so than most companies but they really impressed me this year. I haven't been as impressed with them for a long time. You would have to go back to the GS2 days to be exact.

3. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung knows they need something to compete with the Apple iPhone 6s,as the Galaxy S6 is not getting the Full Attraction Samsung were hoping for,as removing there Previous Best selling Options as not Gained but lost a lot of people to there New phones,Hope Samsung can Offer the Card Slot on the Galaxy S7 and offer something to Substitute the Removable battery,as Fast Charging might Help,but Samsung needs a Battery in there phones to last more than One Day

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S6 and S6 Edge can compete with both the iPhone 6 and S6 with no problem. Seeing that the S6 hardware is from 2014 and not 2012 Samsung doesn't need to rush to have a new device. I think Samsung would be making a big mistake to release this so soon after the S6. Maybe 2 months won't make a difference who knows.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The S6 and Note 5 are, by all reports, selling better than the S5 and Note 5, so the loss of those features didn't hurt them at all.

5. fyah_king unregistered

I can't wait for that 5.8in s7.

6. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

S7: uhd display (part tym, Sony copy), 4gb ram, S-force touch (same functionality as huawei mate s, not 3D Touch), snapdragon 820/Exynos, full metal body, 20MP Sony camera, rose gold colour,

41. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You think they'll bring back the S-force touch (hover) they had two years ago, but everyone called a gimmick? And they'll continue to use the rose gold they've had for two years now, too?

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31319; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to see it, and it's edge cousin.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Sibling. Wouldn't the S and S Edge be like fraternal twins? While the Note would be a cousin? Lol

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I will probably just keep my 6 but I am okay with a few months earlier release especially if it uses the SD820 that should be out by now. I still think they should just consolidate the release date to be when the Note 6 releases but their market research says otherwise. I also see that there are a lot of trolls here at the moment. lol

15. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

They better put a decent battery in it

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It has one now.

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