Samsung essentially confirms that the Galaxy S7 will come with S Pen support and run on Android N via its own developer's website.
On the same page, the South Korean smartphone maker also recently confirmed that the handset will be called Galaxy S7 edge, proving the existence of the S7 lineup.
Based on the website, Samsung listed a slew of features, where some of them are labeled with "will be depreciated in N." With a little guesswork, it's safe to assume that N refers to none other than the latest Android operating system.
Now, the label is attached to the Edge Immersive Mode and S Pen functions such as AirButton, SmartClip and WritingBuddy. This could possibly mean that Samsung will offer advanced versions of these features in the future, but on the other end of the spectrum, it could also mean that the company is going to completely stop support for these in Android N.
However, at the time of this writing, Samsung has removed any remark about the S7 from the page, and it more or less shows that the company did not post it deliberately.
In the same vein, mentions of "M OS" are also scattered at the bottom portion of the page, and they obviously refer to Android Marshmallow. More to the point, they indicate that these features will roll out along with this Android update.
Moving forward, Samsung is expected to unveil new products at the Unpacked event in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 21, right before the 2016 Mobile World Congress. The company will showcase "The Next Galaxy" there, and it's believed that both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will headline the exhibit along with the Gear 360 VR camera.
Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy lineup is one of the smartphone series to attract the most attention. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though, as it goes neck and neck with the likes of Apple and arguably sits at the top of the Android food chain.
Needless to say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is definitely one of the most anticipated smartphones this year.
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