Mark your calendars! Just a day before the madness of MWC 2016 starts, Samsung will be unveiling “The Next Galaxy”. The Korean manufacturer has set aside the evening of Sunday, February 21, for its bi-annual Unpacked event, where, among other things, it is expected to reveal the Galaxy S7. Or Galaxy S7’s, depending on how many Sammy really has prepared. But judging by how the invites are themed, you can expect more than just a smartphone to be announced. You can, perhaps, expect a new way of looking at things, almost literally.
By now it’s no longer out of the ordinary when Samsung schedules a huge event at MWC and IFA in February and September, respectively. These are the two times of the year when it reveals the next generation of its flagships from the S and Note lines, also respectively. This year, however, many are expecting the Galaxy S7 and its variants to come a bit earlier, but apparently not too early.
Like any good detective story, there are just enough hints strewn about the Galaxy S7 that makes the rumors believable, but not enough to have complete vote of confidence. Some, however, do seem to be a common thread, like the lack of a new design for the Galaxy S7. It almost seems as if the two biggest things to look forward to this year’s model will be the return of the microSD card and an unbelievable battery life. We’ll find out soon enough.
Samsung has also released a teaser video that hints that there might be something more. It’s also no secret that the OEM has been working in the VR market through its Gear VR accessory. Now that the market seems to be heating up even more, with Apple also rumored to be jumping in soon, it will be no surprise if Samsung has something for the virtual reality crowd on the 21st as well.
Samsung’s Unpacked event will start at 6:00 p.m. CET, local Barcelona time. Those who can’t attend can view the livestream instead. And you can be sure will be there to cover it too.