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

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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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. aasifmaqsood

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

come on.. 20 days to go..

12. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 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.

17. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

21. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

34. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

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

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1449; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

6. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Wohoo. Promising

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

23. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Nice catch

35. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 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

9. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

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

10. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 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 !!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

13. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 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

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mos def my dude. 100% agreed.

31. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

15. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 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

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

20. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 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

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

26. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 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

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Helluva nice lineup. +1

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

42. talon95

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

24. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

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

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

30. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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

32. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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).

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro.

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