If you’re in the market for a new Android flavored flagship, and generally put your trust in South Korea-based Samsung to handle your smartphone needs, then you should note down a date in your diary. As we approach this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) gathering in Barcelona – which is likely to see a multitude of new flagship devices drop from various manufacturers – it is being suggested that Samsung could be looking at a March 11th release date in the United States for a new “Galaxy” handset.
Samsung is looking at the Galaxy S7 as the device that will potentially overturn the run of poor performance that it’s been on with recent releases. The news comes in from renowned whistle blower Evan Blass (@evleaks) who may not have specifically referenced the device in the tweet as the “S7”, but with MWC fast approaching it’s highly likely that Samsung will be planning on holding an official ‘Unpacked’ event around the same time as the hype for the event starts to build up. If that’s the case, then the likelihood is that it won’t be long until we get some firm, official dates pertaining to Samsung’s plans for the S7 and S7 Edge series.
This predicted release date should give Samsung more than enough time to pump up excitement for the launch of the hardware with the hope of hitting the ground running. Given the relatively lackluster performance of its predecessor, the Galaxy S6, Samsung will be sincerely hoping for a commercial success this time around.
Leaked information thus far has suggested a potential reveal during February with a final release in March. A number of leaked renders have also suggested that the design of the Galaxy S7 won’t deviate massively from the current Galaxy S6 that was released last year except for a 6-inch display. There’s also speculation that Samsung will switch from its own Exynos processor in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. The question is, will we see the return of the microSD card slot? Not long to wait to find out.
(Source: @evleaks [Twitter])
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