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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to be released on March 11?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to make their official debut on the 21st of March at Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain. This is a day before Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off in the country. The question is, when is the Korean tech giant planning to release their new flagship? A serial leakster may have the answer to this question.

March 11 release?

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The serial leakster in question is Evan Blass (also known as @evleaks on Twitter). According to Blass, Samsung could release the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on the 11th of March, in the US at least. We still don’t know if this also applies to other markets, but we’re guessing it will arrive in the UK at around the same in the US.

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We’ve learned from previous reports that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to feature a larger 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). In the photography department, the S7 is expected to feature a new and larger 12-megapixel rear-facing camera that is more ideal in low-light conditions and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. The S7 is expected to feature different processors depending on the market. For US and Chinese markets, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC is expected to be found under the hood. For international markets (including the UK), the Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC is expected to be found under the hood. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board. Unlike the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, the S7 and S7 Edge are expected to sport a microSD card slot for additional storage options. The S7 is expected to be IP67-certified, which means it will be water and dust proof. Design-wise, the S7 is expected to offer the same glass and metal design just like its predecessor.

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Zauba reveals S7 will measure 5.1 inches, while S7 Edge will measure 5.5 inches

Past reports agree that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will measure 5.1 inches, but the jury’s still out on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Some say it will measure 5.5 inches, while some say it will meausure 5.1 inches. A new listing mirrors the former.

Zauba confrims screen sizes

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The Zauba listing (screenshot above) was first spotted by Hungarian-speaking NapiDroid.hu. Zauba, India’s import-export database, has been the source of information on yet to be announced devices, since manufacturers send prototypes to India for testing.

The listing reveals that 2 units of the SM-G930R4 (believed to be a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7) and 2 units of the SM-G935R4 (believed to be a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge) have been sent to India “for testing.” It also confirms the devices’ screen sizes. It reveals that the S7 will measure 5.1 inches, while the S7 Edge will measure 5.5 inches.

Aside from the model numbers and screen sizes, the listing reveals that the IMEI numbers have been withheld and that two are valued at approximately £245. It’s a dead cert, however, that the two will be more expensive when they are available in stores.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far. Samsung is said to be planning to use two different processors depending on the market. Units headed to the US and China are said to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version (version headed to the UK and everywhere else) will feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC. The S7 and S7 Edge are expected to rock 4 GB of RAM. In the photography department, the Korean tech giant’s next flagship is expected to feature a new and larger 12-megapixel rear-facing camera that is ideal for snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. Unlike the S6 and the S6 Edge, the S7 and S7 Edge are said to feature a microSD card slot for additional storage options. As for design, the two are said to look a lot like their predecessors.

So when do we get to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? The two are expected to make their official debut on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain (a day before MWC 2016 kicks off), and launch soon after their unveiling.

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Geekbench reveals details on Exynos 8890-sporting Samsung Galaxy S7

In a recent report, we told you that Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood (international version and the version headed to the UK) with model number SM-G930F was listed on the AnTuTu benchmark site for testing. Now, another version of the S7 with the same processor passed through another benchmark database for testing.

Geekbench lists Samsung Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890 SoC

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The Geekbench3 result (shown above) was first spotted by Hungarian-speaking NapiDroid.hu. The listing reveals that another version of the Samsung Galaxy S7  (SM-G930W8) also features the Exynos 8890 SoC. Most of the versions of the S7 that have been benchmarked feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. This version is for the US and Chinese markets.

The Geekbench listing mirrors what has been revealed by the AnTuTu listing. It reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood will also come with 4 GB of RAM. Geekbench also reveals that the S7 will run Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, which was also revealed by AnTuTu.

Now let’s move on to how the Exynos 8890 SoC on board the Samsung Galaxy S7 performed. In the single-core test, it scored 1873, and 5946 in the multi-core test. It outperformed the Exynos 7420 on board the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which scored 1495 in the single-core test, and 5375 in the multi-core test.

Going back to AnTuTu’s findings, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). In the photography department, the S7 is said to feature a larger 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat.

So when is Samsung planning to lift the lid on its next flagship? The common consensus is Samsung will officially unveil the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at its Unpacked 2016 event, which kicks off in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st of February. This is a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in the country. LG is also expected to introduce the LG G5 on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890 SoC on board tested on AnTuTu?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC on board (SM-G935A for US carrier AT&T) has reportedly passed through the AnTuTu benchmark site for testing. But what about the version with Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC? According to a new post on Weibo, this version has just passed through the benchmark site for testing.

Samsung Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890 under the hood tested on AnTuTu

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On AnTuTu‘s official Weibo account (translated to English above), the benchmark site announced that the version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Exynos 8890 SoC has passed through their tests. Apart from revealing that the Exynos version of the S7 is being tested, the post reveals what we’ve already heard from past rumours. The benchmark reveals that the S7 will feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD). In the photography department, the S7 tested on AnTuTu features a new 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. The device tested features 64 GB of internal storage. On board is 4 GB of RAM. Lastly, the device tested runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). We’d actually be surprised if ran anything lower that Android 6.0. The model number of the S7 tested on AnTuTu is “SM-G930F.” “F” stands for unlocked international versions. This is in line with what we’ve heard in the past, which is the international version of the Galaxy S7 will feature the Exynos 8890 SoC.

We’ve learned from past reports that the Galaxy S7 will feature a reversible Type-C USB port, which allows for faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. Reports also claim that the S7 will feature a microSD card slot, which was absent in last year’s S6 and S6 Edge. There are also reports that claim that the S7 will be water proof, unlike the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Of course, since Samsung is yet to lift the lid on the Samsung Galaxy S7, take this with a pinch of salt.

So when do we get to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge make their official debut? The common consensus is Samsung will officially unveil their next flagship on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in the country.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and LED View Cover cases get approval

We’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to make their official debut soon. This said, two different authorities have certified the devices and their accessories.

FCC- and Postel-approved

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The Samsung Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and their LED View Cover cases have recently been spotted getting certified by the US FCC and Indonesia’s Postel. The listings show unannounced devices with model numbers “SM-G930” and “SM-G935,” which are believed to belong to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge respectively. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bear the model numbers “SM-G920″ and SM-G925” respectively.

According to past rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen. As for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, past reports claimed that the device would feature a 5.5-inch screen, while a more recent report claimed that the device would feature a 5.1-inch curved screen. We’ve also recently learned that the two could be water proof, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. In the photography department, some reports claim that the S7 will feature Samsung’s new larger 12-megapixel sensor than the 16-megapixel sensor on board the Galaxy S6, while some reports claim that the S7 will feature Samsung’s new 20-megapixel BRITECELL sensor. The two are said to be more ideal in low-light conditions. Its front-facing camera is expected to be a 5-megapixel snapper. As far as design goes, the S7 will look a lot like its predecessor. Unlike the S6, the S7 is said to have a microSD card slot on board. Under the hood is expected to be two different processors, depending on the market. The US- and China-bound Galaxy S7 is expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while units of international markets such as the UK are expected to rock Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC. Both CPUs have allegedly done exceptionally well in various benchmark tests.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to make their official debut at Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event, which kicks off on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain. The two are also said to be released on the same month.

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