Samsung has officially announced the Unpacked event for #TheNextGalaxy to be held on February 21st in Barcelona. Samsung is expected to unveil the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.

The phones however seem to be leaked multiple times and gives us a glimpse of what we can expect at Samsung’s next Unpacked event.

Samsung is expected to launch the S7 and S7 Edge loosely based on the designs of the S6 and S6 Edge but with more curved refined edges. Both phones will come with a quad HD (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED display similar to the previous generation. While the S7 will remain at 5.1 inches, the S7 Edge will be available only in a 5.5 inch variant. Both phones will have the same colour variants: White, Silver, Gold and a new true black colour unlike the previous black which was more of a dark blue shade. The placements of the ports also appear to be the same as the S6 and S6 Edge.

The phones are said to run the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s own TouchWiz interface which is starting to get more refined than it ever was.


Samsung heard their customers and in a big step forward will be bringing back microSD card slot and an IP67 water-resistant design both of which existed on the S5 but was removed on the S6 and S6 Edge. While the leaked photos don’t show a microSD card slot, rumours and reports have been consistent on expandable storage. But there is also the possibility of Samsung integrating the microSD slot with the Sim Card tray which has also been seen before and makes more sense.

Samsung will also have the same memory option as before starting with a 32GB version as standard but whether there will be different memory options is yet to be determined due to the existence of a microSD slot.

Another issue that Samsung heard from its S6 and S6 Edge customers is battery life. According to reports, Samsung will include a 3000mAh battery for the S7 and a 3600mAh battery for the S7 Edge which is big. All this in addition to fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.

Samsung is said to ‘downgrade’ the camera to 12 megapixels from the previous 16 megapixels for better low light performance with an f/1.7 aperture. In terms of processing power, Samsung is said to go with a new Snapdragon 820 in the US and with its own Exynos processors elsewhere in the world with similar performance levels.

Rumours also point to Samsung giving a free Gear VR headset for every preorder. But again all this is not official and is subject to change. So all we can do is wait until the event on Feb 21st.