Samsung to debut Galaxy S7 on February 21

Samsung Galaxy S7 invite image 001

South Korea-based Samsung revealed in a short teaser video published this morning on YouTube that it will be officially unveiling its latest and greatest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, at 7pm on Sunday, February 21, at a media event in Barcelona, Spain, one day before the Mobile World Congress conference.

The company also sent out official invites for its ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2016’ press conference and hinted it will be showing off a new Gear 360 virtual-reality camera.

“Get ready to rethink what a phone can do,” Samsung said. “The next Galaxy will be revealed at Unpacked on February 21.”

Samsung’s ”S-upgrade” is widely expected to run either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 or Samsung’s own custom-designed Exynos 8890 chipset.

The rumor-mill claims the device will ship with four gigabytes of RAM and include a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front, a MicroSD slot and a battery life of 17 hours on-screen time.

Here’s Samsung’s teaser video.

Prolific leaker Evan Blass posted the following rendering of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on his Twitter handle EVLeaks.

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If these images are anything to go by, the Galaxy S7 might feature curved glass back.

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SamMobile reported that a new virtual-reality camera, the Gear 360, will be also showcased at the event.

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera rendering 001

It should have two 180-degree fisheye lenses capable of capturing full-circle video at 4K resolutions up to 3,840-by-1,920-pixels and include a built-in battery, CPU/GPU and storage for standalone operation.

Samsung’s press conference will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Source: Samsung, YouTube, EVLeaks, SamMobile