The Samsung Galaxy S7 was earlier rumored to be announced in January. Since CES takes place in January, therefore, it was speculated that the Korean firm will make their announcement then only. But now it seems those rumors might not be true.
Samsung Galaxy 7 at MWC?
On Thursday, Samsung made an announcement detailing the time and date of the press conference they will be holding at CES.
“Samsung Electronics will once again kick off its CES with a major press conference, unveiling its latest innovations in TV, home appliances and more on January 5,” said the company. From this, we can draw the assumption that as far as CES is concerned, Samsung will make announcements related to the TV and home appliances, and not Galaxy S7.
This recent announcement from Samsung supports a rumor that came last month suggesting the device could be announced in February instead. This supposedly makes sense, since MWC tends to be more mobile focused, but nothing can be said for sure until more is known about the company’s plans. It must be noted that the possibility of a launch ahead of MWC 2016 is not ruled out as yet. Previous reports have hinted at a launch earlier than usual to help the Korean taking on competitors like Apple.
Galaxy S7 to come with two processors
Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the Galaxy S7 will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor in select regions, while in others, it will run on Samsung’s own Exynos 8 Octa 8890. The device is expected to have a 5.2-inch display and sport 3D Touch-like pressure sensitivity display. This will be similar to what has already been seen in Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Samsung has reportedly entered into an agreement with Qualcomm giving the Korean firm exclusive access to the chipset until April 2016. This suggests that the latest offering from Qualcomm will first feature in the company’s anticipated Galaxy S7 smartphone.
To narrow the gap between its phones and the iPhones, Samsung could also give Galaxy S7 increased RAM and battery size. The Galaxy S7 could also come up with an improved camera, and many are suggesting that the megapixel quotient will be expanded to 20 megapixels.