South Korean tech giant Samsung has just announced that it will reveal its next Galaxy smartphone at an event set on Feb. 21 in Barcelona, one day ahead of the much anticipated Mobile World Congress 2016.
The invitation sent out for the “Unpacked” event doesn’t necessarily say that Samsung will unveil its next flagship, the Galaxy S7. However, if the cubic figure with two of its edges glowing to form a number “7” is any indication of what the company will be unveiling, then it may very well be Samsung’s upcoming flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been the subject of rumours, speculations and leaks as of late. According to reports, its design will likely follow the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge which were met with positive reviews as it moved its design language from plastic to metal and glass panels.
Further speculations suggest that it will also integrate a microSD card slot – a feature that was unexpectedly removed from its predecessor. Samsung will also be competing with Apple’s Force Touch as it will reportedly equip the Galaxy S7 with a pressure-sensitive screen, as well as once again, multiple sizes with a curved screen variant in tow. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 chipset will also be in tow, and other features include a USB Type-C port as well water resistance. Although it’s important to note that these aren’t official as of yet so it’s best to take them with a grain of salt.
Samsung would need to make a break once again with the Galaxy S7. Even with the wide success of its previous flagship, the company still suffered losses as people gravitated towards affordable smartphones from Huawei, Motorola and Xiaomi as they came with cheaper price tags and decent hardware to boot.
If you’re already at the edge of your seat but you can’t fly to Barcelona, you can watch the “Unpacked” livestream on Samsung Mobile’s YouTube Channel to get a load of what will happen in the event.