Samsung to unleash the Galaxy S7 on February 21 at its ‘Unpacked’ event in Barcelona

By February 1st, 2016 AT 9:35 AM

Samsung is yet again ready with what it likes to call it, “The Next Galaxy”. The company’s much-awaited smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is all set to come out of wraps on February 21 at 7 PM (European Time) in Barcelona. The event has been planned on the day before MWC 2016 kicks in.

The Next Galaxy: Galaxy S7

The invitation image showcases a cube with its two edges illuminating blue light, which gives the impression of number 7. The image is a good teaser for the next instalment of the Galaxy S series. Furthermore, Samsung has also released a teaser video along with the image that showcases a guy looking at the cube through VR headset. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been creating a lot of buzzes lately, with all the leaks and assumptions to finally find a definite answer on February 21.

Needless to say, Samsung needs the Galaxy S7 to be a big hit around the world as it lost its footing with the Galaxy S6. Although, the Galaxy S6 received positive reviews from most of the critics, but it couldn’t impress the budget conscious segment of buyers. The global trend has witnessed many consumers moving towards affordable phones by manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo and Motorola. It means that even if Samsung rules the number one spot, it does need a successful device to sustain its growth in the year 2016.

Talking about the leaked specifications and features of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge; In accordance with the images exposed by Evan Blas on VentureBeat, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 will reflect the identical design theme like their forerunner Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, however, they will feature more rounded corners along with a comprehensive fingerprint scanner. Both the smartphones are tipped to be water- and dust-resistant for enhanced resistance against weather and surroundings. In a welcoming move, both the device are also expected to be equipped with USB Type-C port for spontaneous wired data transfer and charging.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge will showcase a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and 5.5-inch curved edge QHD Super AMOLED display, respectively. The new feature onboard would be “always-on” display mode, which displays content on the screen with an efficiency of using just 1 percent of battery per hour when activated. Both the devices would be equipped with 12-megapixel primary cameras with phase-detection autofocus, OIS, ƒ/1.7 aperture, and 4K video recording along with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. These primary cameras are touted to bear good image quality for fetching great clicks even in low-light conditions.

These devices are expected to come equipped with a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset with custom designed M1 cores floating on top, clubbed with 4GB of RAM. It will also have 32/64GB storage space (128GB variant will be introduced later) with a microSD card slot with expandability up to 200GB, and 4G LTE connectivity. The Galaxy S7 is dubbed to be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S7 edge is said to feature a 3,600 mAh battery, both with the quick charge technology.

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