Don’t expect an early Samsung Galaxy S7 unveiling, says tweet

The common consensus is that Samsung will lift the lid and launch its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S7, earlier than it usually does. The smartphone’s unveiling was said to kick off in January, while its release was said to be in February. For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S6 was unveiled in March and launched in April of 2015.  A new tweet goes against these rumours, claiming Samsung doesn’t plan to break the norm.

No “early announcement”


This is according to renowned leakster @Ricciolo1. He tweets, “Forget an “early announcement” …nothing changed.” He then posts an image (see above), which reveals that Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event will be held in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st of February.

Normally, Samsung introduces new flagships at Unpacked events, which are usually hosted a day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. MWC 2016 will be held from the 22nd of February to the 25th of February. With Samsung reportedly hosting its Unpacked 2016 event on the 21st of February, this suggests that it never planned on introducing the Galaxy S7 earlier than expected, which previous rumours claimed.

Let’s recap on what we’ve learned about the Galaxy S7 so far:

  • Samsung finished the Galaxy S7’s design earlier than expected in September.
  • The S7 would be available in three versions: one with a regular 5.2-inch flat screen, one with a 5.2-inch curved screen (S7 Edge), and one with a 5.8-inch curved screen (S7 Edge Plus). All will launch at the same time.
  • Two versions will be available, featuring two different processors depending on the market. The version headed to Europe is said to feature the Samsung-made Exynos 8890 SoC, while the version headed to markets such as the US  is said to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. The Snapdragon 820 has recently made its official debut. The Exynos 8890 is rumoured to have entered mass production.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.

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