galaxy s7 unpacked 2016

Folks, it’s set in stone: the Galaxy S7 is launching on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

Samsung sent out invites to members of the press for its February 21 Unpacked 2016 event and there’s no doubt that we will get to see the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The event will start at 7PM Barcelona time, on the same day LG plans to take the veils off its G5, ahead of MWC 2016. Two top Android flagships in one day, and Android Authority will be there to cover them both in detail.

Full details on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge specs, features and release – rumor roundup

While the invite itself is rather cryptic, Samsung put out a short teaser clip featuring its Gear VR headset. It’s possible that virtual reality will be incorporated somehow in the launch or that Samsung is preparing an announcement on this front.

No teasers yet about the Galaxy S7, but thanks to the rumor mill, we have a good idea of what to expect. Full details are available in our rumor roundup linked above, but at least in terms of design you should expect something very similar to the Galaxy S6, with an all-black version to spice it up.

As for the actual Galaxy S7 release date, March 11 is when the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be available in stores in the US and Europe, and presumably more markets from around the world. That’s according to reports by @evleaks and assuming that everything goes to plan.

There were rumors that Samsung would release the Galaxy S7 early –  indeed, last year the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge hit the stores almost a month later than the rumored March 11 release of the S7.

There’s been some confusion regarding a third version, Galaxy S7 Plus, possibly launching at MWC, but our current understanding is that only the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge are coming on February 21.

MWC is cementing its status as the most important mobile event in the world, with four major devices set to debut in Barcelona. Besides the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, Huawei is rumored to introduce the P9, while Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra will be on stage on February 24 to show the world the brand new Mi 5.

Three weeks left to Galaxy S7 launch date! Who’s excited?

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • DUdG

    I am though I can’t afford the s7.. haha

  • That One Guy

    Traded my note 4 for an LG v10 and have not regretted it. I do not like the speaker is not loud enough but other than that, I am happy. Miss amoled but those two are it. Second screen is very useful. This is the first UI that I feel like is cluttered but does not slow down my phone. Amazing!

  • Jake

    I’m really excited in seeing what the Huawei P9 is gonna be like as Huawei has made some really good phones the past year.

    • Andre Senge

      Same here bud, I’m getting tired of my Huawei P7 its old. Lol

  • “yat another galaxy”

    • Kody

      Do you mean “yay” or “yet”?

  • Kody

    Very interested but not really excited. I keep getting my hopes up only for the flagships to crash on the rocky cliffs of despair, inadequacy, meager change.

  • cdm283813

    Low ball move to push new phones when the majority of your old flagships still have outdated software. You would figure that the largest maker of Android phones would have the best people working on updates. As much as I like the S6, Gear VR and Samsung pay they won’t get any money from me until they take software updates seriously.

  • veritas_ad_infinitum

    If the S7 launches and my S6 edge doesn’t have Marshmallow yet, I am done with Samsung. Why am I paying $1000 for a phone that gets updated ONCE since April 2015! If Sammy wants me to update software $1000 at a time, they can F off. Sony? HTC? Looking at you.

    • Andre Senge

      You should look into the Huawei P9 dude, Samsung sucks.

  • jay

    hopefully they do a S7 edge and edge +, there is no more need for a GALAXY S7. there are to many galaxy phones around. there are right now 4 high end devices out. way to many galaxy should only focus on the edge phones because thats what people like.

  • SamsaraGuru

    Much ado about nothing; an overwrought, tempest in a teapot born of pretentious, portentous thunder claps accompanied by flashing lightning lighting up the skies and earthly firmament, but to little avail, no special purpose, rhyme nor reason – again – yawn.

    Samsung has lost the differentiation, uniqueness war and has little left to cause their offerings to garner anymore special interest than any of the other “We’re as good as Apple” also rans. They have ceded the mantle of innovation and caring about producing truly useful, innovative devices to LG, who actually realizes that beauty is nice, but only skin deep and throwing away important features like replaceable batteries and SD cards does not a truly good device make.

  • Andre Senge

    Samsung sucks, cant wait to see the same boring design lmfao, can’t wait for Huawei P9 to come out, my next phone as long as its still thin at 6.5mm or lower.

  • Daniel Cho

    Why do these just keep releasing earlier year after year?