Samsung Galaxy S7 could be ready by the end of this year but might not be available for release until early next year.
According to Ecumenical News, Galaxy S7 is most likely to roll at the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
Korean publication, Asia Today, suggests that Galaxy S7 is estimated to be completed by December this year after Samsung reportedly switched from its traditional “Waterfall” development process to the faster “Agile” for the upcoming S6 successor.
This methodology could shorten development of Samsung’s flagship smartphone by up to 1 or 2 months, according to SamMobile. If this is true, the South Korean company could finish developing Galaxy S7 as soon as December.
Samsung usually unveils new handsets in the Galaxy S series every March. It launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year, the International Business Times noted.
Using the “Agile” methodology, the project gets tested and evaluated every time a module is completed, SamMobile described. In this method, the process is flexible and the company can easily make changes even at the middle of the process. In comparison, “Waterfall” does not offer any room for modification until a stage of the project has been completed.
The upcoming Galaxy S7 is most likely powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, Value Walk wrote. The device is also expected to feature improved video frame rates and better heat management capabilities compared to S6.
Tech Times hinted that Galaxy S7 might also include 4GB of RAM and options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage, and a 30MP camera. There are also some speculations that Galaxy S7 may also feature a super-crisp 4K display.
Samsung Galaxy S7 will cost between $750 and $850, with the increase in price from its predecessor because of the improved specs and Edge-type display, Tech Times added.