With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and spin off Galaxy S6 Edge having seen the company return to former smartphone glories, it's been proposed that the S7 is being rushed to market and might be with us as this year.
With a slimmer body tipped to make an appearance, software improvements, a new faster processor and improved camera optics are all being mooted for the features list of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Ahead of the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S7 release date, here's everything you must understand about the Galaxy S6 replacement.
Expected unveiling: February 21, 2016
- Likely release date: Early March 2016
- Rumoured specs: 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD screen, 1.0?m pixel-based 16-megapixel camera, Android M, Snapdragon 820 CPU
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 release date could be much earlier than anticipated. Despite its forerunner, the Samsung Galaxy S6, having only hit retailers in April - following an early March unveiling - it's been proposed the S7 could possibly be debuted before the end of the year.
According to insider sources that were promised, slow sales have compelled its smartphone design cycles to accelerate, meaning the S7 could be ready as early as December.
We would recommend taking these Galaxy S7 release claims with a warm pinch of salt, however. Merely because a device is prepared by the end of the year, it doesn't mean it will be necessarily rushed by Samsung into the market.
What's more, ever since the Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung has unveiled its flagship smartphones in the weeks around Barcelona's annual Mobile World Congress gathering, or during. We would be highly surprised if this was not the case again next year.
With MWC 2016 pencilled in to run between February 22 and 25, we had expect to view the Galaxy S7 release date supported in the days leading to the show, potentially at a dedicated launching occasion the day before proceedings kick off.
As such we had tentatively pencil Sunday, February 21 into your diaries for a possible unveiling - although, as you would anticipate, Samsung has yet to offer up any proper details on Galaxy S7 release date plans at this early stage.
Though it might not push forward an unveiling, where Samsung's advanced creation strategies might come into effect, is by getting the device into consumers' hands within days of launching.
With six weeks separating the S6's unveiling and in-store release, this opening could be cut down to just a few weeks. After this month, it's believed the same briefer launch window will soon be given to the Galaxy Note 5.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumours
For all the latest Galaxy S7 rumours while you maintain an eye out, specific reports have suggested the smartphone could soon be keeping an eye on you, with an iris- scanner tipped for inclusion.
Something Samsung has long been known to be working on, it is often suggested that the eyetracking biometric security measure will eventually enter the worlds of reality aboard the S7. Why? Well, when paired with the phone's existing fingerprint sensor incorporating home button, it should make the S7 nearly totally inaccessible to unwanted users if lost or stolen.
The technology will apparently use the S7's front -facing camera, mapping the individual intricacies of users' iris routines that are unique. As well as letting users unlock their apparatus simply by looking at it, the tech may also allow for more risk-free payments to be made.
This largely software-based attribute will likely be added to a device with a finish virtually identical to that of the existing S6. Given that Samsung has reportedly moved to a modular production method to speed up smartphone evolution, it's anticipated that at least visually, the S7 will be markedly similar to its predecessor.
Thanks to new, slimmer camera modules, nevertheless, the S7 should at least be leaner than the apparatus it's replacing, doing away with the unsightly protruding camera unit.
Samsung Galaxy S7 specs
Too as all of the usual headline-grabbing updates - we're talking power, camera and screen upgrades - the Samsung Galaxy S7 seems set to create lots of changes that are smaller, but no less significant to its specs sheet.
Arguably one of the very intriguing updates will concentrate on the handset's charging port - yes, really.
Although currently a fledgling technology, USB Type-C is set to become the brand new industry standard, guaranteeing quicker charges, speedier transport times and, pleasingly, cable attachments that were reversible.
This, however, is one of several developments set to be handed to HTC One M9 and the LG G4 -matching apparatus. Wireless charging is anticipated to make another appearance, with Samsung said to be working on denser batteries for improved staying power.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 screen
Samsung is definitely fond of its side- it resembles the technology could make another appearance on the S7, also integrating screens. With the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge anticipated to act as a curved-display hosting flagship for the masses, it is often suggested that the Galaxy S7 could dump its conventional screen choice entirely and be all about the curve.
Regardless of the success of the 'edge' sub-brand, this really continues to be difficult to believe, particularly given the added premium still related to the screen tech that is advanced.
As such, at this stage we'd expect to see a 'regular', flatscreen S7 line up on retailers' shelves alongside a secondary handset with a dual-edge incorporating panel.
Both will likely keep the S6's present stunning 2560 x Super AMOLED screen technology and 1440 pixel QHD resolution, despite musings of a 4K smartphone panel being at Samsung HQ in the works.
Retaining the same display as its forerunner wouldn't be viewed as a negative for the S7, either. Now the display of the S6 offers strong battery management alongside deep and lively colours, well defined blacks.
Samsung Galaxy S7 camera
Believe it or not believe it, this much out from launch Samsung has already validated the camera set to be bestowed on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
What does this actually mean? Well, in brief, Samsung has utilised ISOCELL technology to wedge in smaller pixels than those seen in conventional 1.12?m camera units. The result - sharper, more detailed pictures, notably in low light shooting conditions.
Another benefit of the new camera tech is leaner handsets. The revamped camera module, at 5 mm thick, is 20% lankier than its predecessor - hence the earlier yak about slimmed down smartphones.
This will probably be paired with an improved front-facing camera - not just to enable the cellphone's iris scanning ways, but also because who doesn't love a good selfie?
Samsung Galaxy S7 cpu
Many contrasting reports currently encompass what processor the Samsung Galaxy S7 will run.
Despite the S6 having seen the manufacturer ditch Qualcomm's chipsets in favour of running its own Exynos units - a move which has turned out to be highly successful - it has been asserted that the Galaxy S7 could see Samsung return to the Snapdragon fold.
The Qualcomm chip of choice for the S7 will apparently be the recently validated Snapdragon 820. The 64-bit processor offers oodles of power and impressive battery direction, hopefully minus the overheating concerns which have plagued the existing Snapdragon 810 chip.
Although multiple reports have pointed towards a return to the innards of Qualcomm, others have asserted a follow-on to the Exynos 7420 processor will run the S7 of the S6 -themed show.
With so many contradictory claims, at this stage, it is difficult to understand which path Samsung will take - however, turning its back on first-party success would be a tricky move.
Samsung Galaxy S7 processor
Many comparing reports currently encircle what chip the Samsung Galaxy S7 will run.
Despite the S6 having seen the producer ditch Qualcomm's chipsets in favour of running its own Exynos units - a move which has turned out to be highly successful - it has been claimed the Galaxy S7 could see Samsung return to the Snapdragon fold.
The Qualcomm chip of choice for the S7 will apparently be the recently confirmed Snapdragon 820. The 64-bit cpu offers notable battery direction and oodles of power, hopefully without the overheating concerns that have plagued the existing Snapdragon 810 chip.
Although multiple reports have pointed towards a return to the innards of Qualcomm, others have maintained a follow-on to the Exynos 7420 chip will run the S7 of the S6 -themed show.
At this point, with so many contradictory claims, it is hard to understand which course Samsung will take - however, turning its back on first-party success would be a tricky move.