Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Both smartphones are expected to be the company’s flagship devices. Going by previous Samsung launch events, you can expect some digs at rival smartphone makers, particularly Apple.
The rumour mills have been working overtime with multiple leaks that hint at everything from specifications to price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung has even released some unboxing videos ahead of the launch of its flagship smartphones.
Samsung is expected offer the Gear VR virtual reality headset as a bundle along with the smartphones for the first few people to buy the devices. The exact number of people who will get this offer is expected to be revealed at the event. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to be water-resistant. The devices are expected to ship with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are both expected to ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB inbuilt storage. While the Galaxy S7 is said to sport a 3000mAh battery, its curved version will be backed by a 3600mAh battery. Another rumour says that the smartphones will be up for pre-order soon after their launch on Sunday. Obviously, the company will reveal the availability dates for both the smartphones during the event but a rumour says that these will be available on March 11.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are also likely to feature a pressure sensitive display. This could work just like 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Another leak claims that those who pre-order these Samsung smartphones will get them around three days before they are available in stores.