Samsung Unpacked 2016 MWC

Watch Samsung Unpack the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Here!

February 21, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today’s the day. Samsung is finally taking the wraps off of the brand new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. After seeing numerous leaks and rumors of both devices, we will finally see what Samsung has in store for us. Samsung’s Unpacked event is taking place in Barcelona and starts at 7pm local time. For those in the UK, that’s 6pm GMT, over in the US that’s 1pm EST and 10am PST. Which you can watch the stream of the event live down below.

Samsung is expected to continue with their new design language which they debuted last year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With their glass back and metal frame, the Galaxy S7 is also expected to have a larger battery. Something that many complained about with the Galaxy S6, where it had pretty mediocre battery life. Rumors are pointing towards a 3000mAh battery in the Galaxy S7 this time around. With the Galaxy S7 Edge getting a 3600mAh battery, but also a larger display sitting at around 5.7-inches versus the Galaxy S7 having a 5.1-inch display. Which would do quite a bit to differentiate the two. An issue that Samsung had last year with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Rumors are floating around that there will be two variants, one powered by the Exynos 8890 and the other powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 flagship processor. Which is also available in the LG G5 announced earlier on today.

All of these rumors will either come true, or be debunked in a matter of minutes, as Samsung Mobile takes the stage in Barcelona to tell us all about their brand new smartphones that are slated to be on shelves as early as March 11th, less than three weeks from now. We should also hear a bit about Samsung Pay, with Samsung having announced its coming to China next month already. Word on the street is that it’ll be expanding to most of Europe as well as about 15 additional banks.

Now, let’s all watch Samsung’s Unpacked event live! The event should be around an hour or less. Which is usually the case for Unpacked.