Samsung won't launch the Galaxy S7 in the second half of this year

Samsung won't launch the Galaxy S7 in the second half of this year
There have been numerous, speculative reports that Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 5 prior to its normal early-September IFA slot, in a move that, it has been claimed, will help to mitigate the threat of Apple's next iPhone. Very recently, it was suggested that a flagship Galaxy S7 might break from its Mobile World Congress bracket and instead make its way to market later on this year. Even though such a claim seemed far-fetched at best, a source from within Samsung has put paid to the rumors, adding that the next 'S' model will coincide with MWC as always. 

What precisely Samsung has in store for its next fleet of handsets cannot be verified. But having seen how many units of the iPhone Apple managed to shift following last year's release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Sammy is very aware of the threat from Cupertino. The S6 and S6 edge have launched to generally solid reviews, but the market moves at a quick pace, and with Apple and Samsung's flagship releases being at opposite ends of the calendar, the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 will have a fair amount pressure on its shoulders. 

From what we've gathered so far, the fifth incarnation of the Galaxy Note will include a string of top-notch features, as one would expect. It seems we'll get at display of at least a 2K resolution (possibly 4K, if we're thinking ambitiously), an S6-esque design, and a large battery. There'll be a beefy processor, probably one of the Exynos 7422 variety, along USB Type-C connectivity, and some impressive camera tech on the front and the back. 

As for the Galaxy S7, it'd be silly to delve into what may or may not be included, because it's simply too early. The thought of Samsung pulling a Sony and releasing two flagships in a year was exciting, but it's not going to happen, with a Samsung marketing team member telling MobileBurn:


Samsung will be hoping that the Note 5, along with the likes of the much-hyped Galaxy A8, can take the fight to Apple and its other rivals. But the Korean company doesn't have an irrational fear of the iPhone, so don't expect any of its major smartphones to drop earlier than billed. 

Thoughts?

source: MobileBurn


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35 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I thought it was pretty obvious that this was fake?

5. waddup121 unregistered

No sh*t PA! Why would an S7 come out in the SAME year as its predecessor? Not to mention the Note 5. If this actually happened...Samsung done f*ked up BIIIIG TIME.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well Samsung could release the S7 and just tell everyone who owns an S6 to come and trade up at no cost. After all, Apple release the iPad 2 and than 6 months later released the 3 and it sold like hotcakes which si why they got stuck with all that old hardware which they shoved into the iPhone 5C and iPad Mini.

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think that article was only published to collect more clicks just like this one :p

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Only idiot blogs reported it anyway.

3. Tajiseo

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

yup and as always we see people get swayed by those troll articles

4. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

The only threat for Samsung is their product and other android cheap phone. It's not an excuse about Apple iPhone because Apple iPhone only released 2 phones in a year ( 5S/5C and 6/6+ ) My Note 4 still running f*cking KitKat. Planning to sell it and save the money and keep my iPhone 6.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Isn't lollipop available for it already?

15. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, which means he probably doesn't have a Note 4.

23. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

WTF? Did you see on my profile picture that I'm using iPhone 6 and Note 4. Maybe you don't have and you keep on trolling, lmao.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ok if you have a Note 4, what carrier is it on? So we can Google and show you how recent the 5.01 update has been available for it. You can put anything on the internet, that doesn't make it true...right?

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

OK WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just checked his profile, it says he lives in the Middle East. They haven't been updated yet. SamMobile still shows pending for the Middle East. So he could be actually telling the truth, if he doesn't live in the USA.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

EXACTLY. Verzion is always one of the last to update and I recall I updated mine and my wife's Note for at least a couple months ago. Yeah obviously he doesn't own one. BUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Kit Kat??? Really?? Please tell me at least you know how to update your phone.

24. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Do you want to see that my Note 4 still running KitKat. Send your email and I will screenshot and send to you, damnazz.....

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you don't know how to update your phone? http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-4-tmobile-lollipop-604160/ SamMobile announced 3 weeks earlier. I believe all 4 major US carriers had 5.01 on the Note 4 by the end of April.

22. jackto

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

note 4 still running kit kat ? i guess the lolipop i have in my note 3 is fake.

6. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Silly rumor. Unbelievable that it was actually reported like it was going to happen. Sometimes I really have to question the sites integrity.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No need to, the s6 is a beast and is doing quite well. Bring out that rumored s6 edge plus, and I'll sell my edge for it.

10. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

From what I'm witnessing now with my s6 edge I'm definitely buying the note 5. I mean I don't want to sound biased but I currently own both the 6 plus and s6 edge. Touchwiz is just much more fun and beautiful to use now. The animations and colors are just lively. iOS is boring compared to touchwiz and there is absolutely no lag on the s6 edge. For anyone to appreciate how far android has come they need to own both devices. When you have them side by side then you will understand that Apple is the one playing catchup now. The camera on the s6 edge is just amazing. I don't remember using my 6 plus to take pictures anymore. All my friends are blown away from the camera performance. Now they want an s6 edge.

11. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Well duhh there not going to launch another Galaxy when the 6aint even a year old

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

In 2016 the S7 should be the same release date as the Note 6 though. It just makes more sense in a marketing perspective for it to remain hot going into the Holiday shopping season and finish the year strong. Although, the Note series is meant to do just that, it's just too big for a huge majority. If Samsung's first half technology is that crazy, imagine their second half technology in a smaller form than the Note series. In some rare cases, like the GS2 and possibly the GS6, they might just sweep the entire year in terms of quality and performance but that's not the norm and usually a Nexus, Sony, or LG device with a second half level processor comes in and takes the momentum in Android land. With a second half release, it'll win every year guaranteed.

16. ithotarachi

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2015

Most likely that will be the case this year. The s6/ edge have way faster processers than the competition right now. The snapdragon 820 wont even be ready until next year.

14. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Waste of time.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We've been hearing this rumor the last couple of Galaxy iterations, always with the reasoning that Samsung is so scared of Apple. Then, it winds up being BS, the phones release at the same time they always do.

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Samsung pulling a Sony strategy would likely end up like Sony, not unless if the specs are 2 to 3 times better than the 1st half flagship, unlike Sony who just add some and remove some then release, result? very low sales

20. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"...a source from within Samsung has put paid to the rumors.." -Ben R. (PA) Paid to the rumors? Huh? Is that Bulgarian slang? This website tries very hard to be American, but every once in a while (more like every other article), you get this.

21. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It was pretty obvious that Sammy wont release S7 this year, kmon.

25. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Samsung S6x with a Micro SD card and larger battery. Updated. A S7 can wait. As for the Note 5, it will set the pace for the other Galaxies.

26. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Samsung S6x with a Micro SD card and larger battery. Updated. A S7 can wait. As for the Note 5, it will set the pace for the other Galaxies. Were Apple really kicks but is Marketing, and keeping the Apple tech Life style brand. But anyways, each to their own.

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