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Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21 – here’s what we know so far

Updated Aug 7th, 2018 12:29PM EDT

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Over the past few weeks, almost everything worth knowing about Samsung’s upcoming lineup of Galaxy S7 devices has leaked. From display resolutions and storage capacities all the way down to a release date, the Galaxy S7 isn’t exactly a device shrouded in mystery.

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Indeed, the only missing piece of the Galaxy S7 puzzle was an unveiling date. Well, Samsung late last night erased that question mark when it announced that it will be holding a Samsung Unpacked media event on February 21 in Barcelona. If the date sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because Mobile World Congress is slated to kick off just one day afterwards. For those who can’t make the trip to Barcelona (read: most everyone reading this), not to worry; Samsung will be live streaming the event via YouTube.

In conjunction with the aforementioned announcement, Samsung also released a ‘teaser’ video for its Unpacked event that doesn’t really give us any interesting information aside from some allusions to VR.

But onto the good stuff; a number of previous leaks have pointed to the Galaxy S7 housing the following specs and features:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 2560 x 1140 Quad HD display
  • microSD support
  • 12 megapixel camera on the back with dual pixel autofocus
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Larger battery capacity. In fact, a recent report claims the S7 will be able to play video for 17 hours straight.
  • Vivi Photos (similar in functionality to Live Photos on the iPhone)
  • Android 6.01 Marshmellow

We’ve also seen rumors that the S7 may come with a pressure sensitive display similar in nature to 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. And let’s not forget that we know exactly what Samsung’s new flagship phone will look like thanks to leaked images.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.


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