Samsung predicted to launch Galaxy S7 smartphones at Mobile World Congress


Samsung plans to unveil new Galaxy smartphones on Feb. 21, just before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona.

Samsung released a video showing a person wearing a Gear virtual reality headset reaching for a box with the words "The Next Galaxy" superimposed on the box. Below the video, Samsung has the date of Feb. 21 and the venue of Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona. No other details are provided.

While Samsung does not say what "The Next Galaxy" is, VentureBeat's Evan Blass believes it will be the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

Blass earlier disclosed what were reportedly press shots of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

In an article published early last month, Blass reported that new S7 phones would feature microSD compatible with cards up to 200GB, dust and water resistance, and larger batteries, citing sources familiar with the company's plans. 

Resolution of the screen will be the same across both phones at 1440 x 2560 quad HD. The new phones will reportedly include an always on display functionality, which will consume 1 percent of the battery per hour.

The S7 will have a 3000mAh battery, up from 2550mAh battery, and the S7 edge will have a 3600mAh battery, up from 2600mAh. Wireless charging will take two hours for the S7 and 2.2 hours for the S7 edge, reported Blass.

For more:
- check out the Samsung launch page
- read Blass' article

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