Samsung’s latest flagship devices are always a big to-do and a focal point for the year for many consumers, as legions of fans of Samsung’s devices are always anticipating “The Next Big Thing” from the South Korean manufacturer. While there are no hard dates yet for a launch of the Galaxy S7 and any possible variants of the device in any regions around the globe, a recent tweet from well-known evleaks places the Galaxy S7 in a March 11th launch date here in the U.S. Evleaks makes no mention of the Galaxy S7 exactly, he simply states that it looks like a “Galaxy” release is slated for that date, considering Samsung really only launches the next Galaxy S this early in the year though, it’s most likely that the Galaxy S7 is what he was referring to.
March 11th will be at least a couple of weeks after Samsung’s event that happens at the beginning of Mobile World Congress, which doesn’t leave Samsung much time following what’s thought will be the initial announcement on February 20th during Unpacked. If Samsung sticks to this date though and the rumor is true, then that means Samsung is working to launch their flagship devices faster this year in attempts to be ahead of the competition, and that shouldn’t be too far off the truth as it’s been rumored before that Samsung might be looking to release the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier than the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from last year.
Should the launch date be coming up this soon, that will give Samsung a sizeable lead on competitors LG, HTC, and others, who are also likely to be unveiling flagship devices either at Mobile World Congress or in the weeks following the event. There are no confirmed specifications for the Galaxy S7 just yet, but rumors peg the device as coming equipped with a 5.1-inch screen while the Galaxy S7 Edge is rumored to come equipped with a 5.5-inch screen. In addition to this, Samsung has recently announced that they would be producing the Snapdragon 820 processors for Qualcomm, so there is high chance of at least one model of the Galaxy S7 coming powered by that particular processor.
Starting to look like a Friday, March 11th Galaxy release in the U.S.
â€” Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 22, 2016