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.
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?