The rumor mill has been working overtime as technology pundits and consumers alike take guesses at the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
But now, according to Phone Arena and a leaked roadmap for China’s largest mobile carrier, it appears Samsung is gearing up for a late Feb. 2016 announcement, with the new phones starting to hit retailers’ shelves worldwide in mid-March.
A leaked image from a recent China Mobile event reportedly depicts the roadmap for the largest mobile carrier in China, suggesting that it will begin offering the Samsung Galaxy S7 phone to its users in March 2016. This leaked photo not only makes it “almost certain” that the Galaxy S7 (as well as the “edge” variation) will be available in March but also gives a possible price point of $469, with many speculating that this “top-end device” could actually cost as much as $650 on the most basic version of the phone. The March release date would be consistent with past Samsung mobile release cycles.
There have been many rumors around the functionality that the new phone will include. Phone Arena has an entire “rumor review” where you can see all of the possible features in one place. However, it is reporting that the phone is expected to include a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with a Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 chipset, depending on the version, a 20MP reart camera with a RGBW-pixel Britecell sensor, all encapsulated together in a magnesium body that closely resembles the current Galaxy S6 model.