Continuing its flagship launching policy, third year in a row Samsung plans to unveil the latest update to their most prestigious smartphone line – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge – just ahead of the Mobile World Congress. The South Korean manufacturer has just started to send invitations to its special “Unpacked” event scheduled to take place on February 21 in Barcelona.
It’s official, Samsung plans to take the wraps off of the Samsung Galaxy S7 on February 21st.
The invitation presents a mysterious black cube with two front shiny blue edges forming “7”, which clearly suggests that Samsung will take advantage of the audience attracted by the expo and showcase the fervently-awaited Galaxy S7 and its curved-edge sibling a day before the MWC which is held between February 22 and 25.
But, Samsung won’t be alone in Barcelona, one of its biggest rival – LG – is also preparing to officially announce its newest flagship the LG G5 on February 21. Taking into account the harsh competition both manufacturers will have to work hard in order to launch a handset able to overshadow the rival offering and steal the show, which surely is a great news for us, customers.
As for the device itself, the recent leaks that surfaced the net last weekend unveiled that the Galaxy S7 will derive inspirations from the Galaxy S6 aesthetics. But, it doesn’t mean that there will be no changes in the phone’s overall design. First of all the Galaxy S7 Edge seems to feature slightly more curved edges than its predecessor and come equipped with a bigger 5.5-inch screen panel, whereas a 5.1-inch display will be reserved for the standard version of the Galaxy S7. Unfortunately, the leaked pics doesn’t confirm the microSD slot expansion the phone is rumored to sport.
In addition, some sources report that the Galaxy S7 may arrived dressed in a waterproof body housing a USB Type-C port for fast charging, beefier battery and a pressure sensitive screen. Furthermore, the phone is also rumored to be available in multiplicity of sizes with some models working on the Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 820.
When it comes to the Galaxy S7 Edge Plus and other models within the line, they’re expected to come to light a bit later.