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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.

See also:

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup: release date, price, specs, features

March 22, 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.

  • Keith Taylor

    If they did it would make my decision easier…i guess…lol The further away it is from other reveals the better for individuals who cant make up their

    • 1213 1213

      Yeah it would be really good for them, and they’re probably the only OEM who can do it. That’s probably where the rumours come from, or maybe Samsung’s trying to but keep getting held up by something.

  • wiredflesh

    If they put the s7/edge in January and the note 6/edge+ toward the end of July then they definitely would be ahead of all competitors for the entire year…

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  • Scr-U-gle

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    They will soon be realising a new S phone every month.

    Give the fanboys something to do and means the AMOLED screens might stay good for the whole product cycle if they get it down to one a month.

    • Draylax

      Wow. Considering how SAMOLED screens in their flagships rank among the best in the smartphone business year in year out by the display testing experts (never mind many reviewers), I can honestly say, with full seriousness, that I totally detect no bias in that comment there whatsoever(!)

      EDIT: Preemptively, before I get tarnished with the “fanboy” brush, I own precisely one thing Samsung branded: my SSD.

      • Scr-U-gle

        Over saturated colours changes daily due to uneven pixel fade and death of tge organics. If that is the best in the business then you need a new review to gush over incorrectly.

    • 1213 1213

      How on earth do you even come up with this stuff?

      The article even says that it will be released same time as always, and everyone knows Samsung’s screens are the best. Even Jony Ive, the Apple guy, thinks their screens are old and outdated in comparison.

      • Scr-U-gle

        Good effort at the bulls#it, just try a few facts for once.

        Same time as last year, but two months earlier.

        And if their screens are so good, why does my five year old iPhone still have the colour rendition and brightness while AMOLED changes by the week as the pixels die off unevenly?

        I suggest instead of using your not very good memory and vivid imagination you try some facts next time.

        • 1213 1213

          The article says that it’s unlikely to be earlier. I know you’re a troll who doesn’t read more than the title, but even that should have been enough in this case.

          Your quote is proof enough, you had to go to something over 5 years ago to even start making an argument. I don’t need to say anything since the the main design guy behind all of Apple’s products (who are the biggest users of lcd screen in phones), Ive, has said that their screens are old compared to amoled. Why don’t you ask him why they are so bad?

          • Scr-U-gle

            I suggest you look at some facts rather than your usual bullshit.

            LCD is better than AMOLED because of better colour rendition, better consistency and better life span, but don’t let the facts get in the way.

            That’s why the graphics community use Apple products.

            Any other nonsense from you today? Fancy going to an article and admiting you wish androne was even more like iOS? Oh you already did.

          • 1213 1213

            LOL so the ‘graphics community’ base their decision on the display now? And as I have told you time and time again, Apple have admitted that Amoles makes their screens look old, and are currently in talks with Samsung about using their displays. There is no point in giving any other arguments once that is considered.

            And good job failing to read, that article was about diversity. I don’t mind if there is limited diversity from the manufacturer s because as long as android is still fundamentally android it wouldn’t affect me. People could still do all the great things android allows them to. And I also only said ‘I don’t mind’.

            I’m seriously done with you now. It’s clear there’s no point even correcting you. And next time just Google it when you have a question and stop asking me. But I know using Google is against your faith so just bing or something.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Oh right, that’s why Apple only use AMOLED on consumer watches.

            Try again shit for brains.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Having actually worked in the ‘graphics community’ for 25 years compared to some bedroom wannabe, yes we do.


    • TheDude

      What do you mean? I have a 3 year old galaxy s3 and the screen is still working perfectly….

      • Scr-U-gle

        I suggest you look at the facts, blue AMOLED pixels die off at a rate of 25% every six months, red, around 8% and green is around 6%.

        The brightness fades and the colour changes by the day.

        Sorry, but like the fat guy, if he looked in the mirror once a day, he is not going to notice each year he is putting on five stone.

        • TheDude

          My mother got herself a galaxy s6, when compared side by side my s3 is still pretty bright, it’s bright enough for me to see it during the day so I can’t complain about brightness.

          the screen does have a little bit of green hue to it, but it’s fixed easily through color calibration built into CM12.1.

          Anyway, the life cycle of smartphones is supposed to be two or three years, not more than that so having a display degrade by the time you already buy a new phone is no big deal.
          The only reason I haven’t upgraded is that I’m looking for a device that ticks all boxes, the s6 is pretty close, maybe the S7 will be the one.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Excuses for degraded screen, hyperbole regarding device lifespan.

            You definitely tick all the boxes of a sheep. Just remember to add that not getting software support is a great thing next time.

          • TheDude

            I don’t think the display is degraded at all, yes it has a green tint but it had a green tint from the very beginning, the s3 is infamous for having over-saturated colors and being totally color inaccurate. As for the brightness: as I said, it’s bright enough.

            The only thing about its brightness that is annoying is that it doesn’t go dark enough in dark rooms, it’s stuck at 20 nits while most modern smartphones can go down to 1 nit.

            Lack of software support is a great thing indeed, but in my case I don’t care because sammys toucwiz is such a steaming pile of shit that I had to root and install aosp on day one, running android 5.1 without any problems.
            Hell I even got the phone for free so I didn’t really care if it got bricked.

            But you can keep believing whatever article you read about amoleds degrading or whatever, while most of the high end devices are using them.

            I may be a “sheep” but you’re just a jelly hater.

  • V-Phuc

    where’s N5IB with his usual shitty line “Everyone’s Sammy’s prison bitch”? I’m surprised not to see him being the 1st in here claiming that he’s already OWNED a S7, and everything pales in comparison!!! LOL.

  • V-Phuc

    I’d rather Samsung has a once-a-year release for all the phones, S and Note series combined. The reason is that perhaps, they would put in more time and efforts about updating their softwares. Many of their excellent phones and tablets released about 1.5 or 2 year ago don’t get any more update nowadays although they still work perfectly fine, and are more than suitable for everyday’s task. For instance, many of their tablets and Note 3 are still stuck in 5.0, not even 5.1. Sad!

    • Scr-U-gle

      Be careful what you say, you will be attacked for stating the truth.

      The update policy is ‘upto 18 months’ as stated in Googles T&Cs.