The Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially coming out on February 21 during the brand’s Unpacked event in Barcelona, Spain. The date has been confirmed thanks to the company sending out press invites for the occasion, in addition to a new teaser video.
The day has been bandied about as a possible launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a while now, since the South Korean manufacturer has been announcing its new flagship models a day before the Mobile World Congress kicks off for the past 2 years. The invitation itself shows a black cube with the number 7 glowing out in blue.
The teaser post reveals a bit more than the invite. The video starts with a man putting on a pair of virtual reality goggles and reaching out towards the same black cube. Select high-end Galaxy offerings currently offer support for the Gear VR headset, but there’s no hint of what the brand is planning for the next one.
As for specs, the Samsung device has been leaked extensively for the past few months. The latest one comes courtesy prolific leakster Evan Blass, who took to Twitter to reveal new photos of the future handset. The images seem authentic, sporting the same black-and-blue theme which can be seen in the teaser and invite.
According to Venture Beat, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will both feature a super AMOLED QHD screen, an Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 processer, and IP67 certification, ensuring it’s dust-tight and waterproof. The brand may even be bringing back the sorely missed microSD card slot, offering expansion up to 200GB.
Another major change may arrive in the form of a 12MP resolution rear shooter. To recall, the previous Galaxy S6 models had a 16MP snapper. This downgrade will supposedly result in the camera hump getting eliminated. The module could further be accompanied by an aperture of f/1.7 which would result in good quality photos even in low-light.
Stay tuned for more on the Samsung Galaxy S7 as soon as it gets launched on February 21.