New rumors suggest that Samsung's next flagship handset might come earlier than expected.
According to various sources, the Galaxy S7 might be unveiled on January 19.
Shortly after the South Korean tech giant launched its current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, rumors about its successor have already started pouring it.
One of those floating speculations is the exact release date of the Galaxy S7. Over the past years, Samsung has ditched its traditional release cycles when it came to launching its smartphones. This was due to a number of factors including the company's disappointing smartphone sales. In order to get ahead of its competitors, primarily Apple, Samsung decided to unveil the Galaxy S6 at an earlier date than expected.
For the Galaxy S7, previous rumors indicated that Samsung was once again targeting the annual Mobile World Congress for the mobile device's launch stage. Next year's event will be held from February 22 to 25.
But according to Techno Buffalo, Samsung will not be launching the Galaxy S7 at next year's event. Instead, it will introduce the device on January 19, more than a month before the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
If the company pushes through with this rumored date, then the public might begin to see Galaxy S7 units hitting stores sometime in February or March at the latest.
As for its features, Value Walk reported that the Galaxy S7 is expected to feature the ClearForce technology developed by Synaptics, which is intended to rival the 3D Touch concept from Apple.
In addition, the site speculated that the device might feature a display with 4K resolution as well as support for Samsung Gear VR, the company's premium virtual reality headset.
For the device's camera settings, Samsung might equip the Galaxy S7 with a 16-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. One version of the device will feature the Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm while another variant will sport Samsung's Exynos M1 chipset.
Both variants are expected to pack 4GB of RAM 64GB of internal storage. It is not yet clear if the device will come with microSD support for expandable storage space.
Also, leaks from Samsung's supply chain reveal that the company is working on running the device on a 5-day battery pack.
For now, these details, including the release date, are still considered as rumors since Samsung has not yet confirmed the specs and features of the upcoming Galaxy S7. Hopefully, the company will release new information about the device in the near future.