Samsung Galaxy S7 Launch Tipped For February: Cat. 12 LTE And More Exciting Specs Rumored


Samsung Galaxy S7's release date apparently got pushed back to February 2016, according to new reports from the Korean media, citing an unnamed Samsung executive.

Earlier this year, rumors circulated about the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in early 2016, likely January.

A new report out of Korea now claims that the latest handset from the South Korean OEM will make its debut in February instead of January. It's possible that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S7 in January and set the commercial release for February, but it remains unclear for now.

On the other hand, it has become tougher to anticipate Samsung's moves and launch schedules. The company surprised everyone by presenting the Galaxy Note 5 sooner than expected, during the summer of 2015. Some voices claim that it is possible that Samsung will pull another surprise, this time having the upcoming Galaxy S7 as the main character.

Speaking of rumors, one idea that raised interest is that the handset will have two variants. The first will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and the second will use an Exynos 8890 (M1) SoC.

Additional speculations indicate that each of the two Samsung Galaxy S7 models will come equipped with LTE Cat. 12 speed. The real surprise is that the Exynos 8890 configuration will allegedly receive such a connectivity option, as talk about the LTE Cat 12 modem-Snapdragon 820 combo reached the public earlier.

The excitement is justified over the impressive LTE Cat. 12 modem, as it allows speeds of 100Mb/s for uploading files and 600Mb/s for downloading them. Obviously, the mobile data provider needs to be able to deliver the required bandwidth for these speeds to actually happen, but it is good that the smartphone infrastructure is there.

Various unconfirmed rumors previously claimed that the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 could be either a 20MP ISOCELL or IMX300 sensor, similar to the one on the Sony Xperia Z5.

Korean sources report that a filed patent from Samsung was spotted and it shines light upon the actual camera set to grace the next flagship Samsung handset. Based on those sources, the Galaxy S7 camera has a straight chance of being a 12MP BRITECELL camera with an impressive 1/2 inch sensor.

Voices familiar with the expected smartphone's production suggest that a 32-bit Stereo D/A converter is in store and point out that the casing is sturdy due to its material, magnesium alloy shell.

While it all sounds exciting, Android fans looking forward to the latest Samsung handset should be patient, as no official information about the Galaxy S7 exists just yet.

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