Samsung Galaxy S7 likely to launch at MWC 2016 in February


With most Android flagships announced and delivered for the 2nd half of 2015, the next wave of flagship launches would be happening early next year. Bits of pieces of information on Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 have started to trickle in and some are speculating that the Galaxy S7 might arrive sooner than usual.

The Galaxy Note5 for instance was launched a month earlier to give themselves an early head start before the iPhone 6s/6s Plus have gotten some serious attention. For the next Galaxy, will Samsung make a grand showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona?

According to tipster, nothing has changed for the upcoming Galaxy S7. The Korean smart phone maker isn’t going to bring its launch earlier and there’s no reason for them to rush since the Galaxy Note5 is still a worthy flag bearer for now. So if you’re anticipating for their compact flagship, you should look out for 21st February – a day before MWC 2016 commences.

In terms of availability, do expect Samsung to roll out their flagships in about a month’s time. The Galaxy S6 was officially announced on 2nd March and followed closely with a Malaysian launch on 2nd April. If all goes well, it’s safe to assume that we could be having the Galaxy S7 on our shores by end March or early April.

In terms of specs, the new Galaxy is speculated to offer multiple processor variants of either an Exynos 8890 processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 unit. Like the past 2 launches, we expect Samsung to launch both S7 and a S7 “edge” version as revealed by early firmware releases. Apart from having better hardware, the new Galaxy could feature a future-proof USB Type C and possibly a pressure sensitive display for added user interaction. MWC 2016 is just 3 months away, so expect more leaks to surface ahead of its official release.

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Alexander Wong