Historically, Samsung has saved its reveal of Galaxy S devices until right before Mobile World Congress. Recently, though, word on the street has been that the Galaxy S7 will arrive a bit earlier than originally expected. According to claims by “industry insiders” as well as speculation on S7 firmware development, many signs point to a January release for Samsung’s next super smartphone. With that said, if today’s rumors prove true, we might not see an early announcement of the S7 after all.
According to a tipster on Twitter, the Galaxy S7’s release isn’t ahead of schedule at all. In fact, we shouldn’t expect to see an official announcement until the day before MWC begins, just like every other year. MWC 2016 will take place in Barcelona on February 22 through February 25, so if this anti-rumor rumor is to be believed, the Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on February 21, 2016.
The theory that Samsung would be releasing the Galaxy S7 early started circulating in October. Proponents of the idea claimed that Samsung would be using the early release to get ahead of their competition by putting the device out as early as January 2016. By releasing their product early, Samsung wouldn’t run the risk of hype dying down during a longer waiting period between the Note 5’s launch and the next Galaxy S flagship launch. It’s an interesting idea, but those eager to get their hands on an S7 might be a little bit too quick to believe in it.
Nevertheless, evidence continues to mount for the early release. Will they, won’t they? We’ll have to wait for official word from Samsung to know for sure.