Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, may get a release in March of 2016. That is the date mentioned at a presentation by China Mobile, a major Asian telecom provider, as part of its plans for the near future.
The photo was taken by someone who was in the audience during the presentation. He or she then posted it on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. From there, the photo was further spread across multiple websites, including G for Games. Although the text is in Chinese, translations say the S7 will be released in March of next year. If the date turns out to be correct, this is probably a more or less worldwide release; Samsung’s flagship devices have been getting this for some time.
Furthermore, the presentation speaks of a price above 3000 Chinese Yuan, currently converted above 424 euros. The slide in the photo further speaks of the Huawei P9 and the Galaxy A5 and A7, which should cost 1500 to 3000 Yuan, or 212 to 424 euros.
Earlier this month, several rumors about the latest top model of the Korean smartphone maker came out. Sources from The Wall Street Journal claimed that the different variants of the Galaxy S7 will be equipped with a USB-C port, micro-SD slot, pressure-sensitive screen and an iris scanner. Samsung would officially unveil the device at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. In total there would be at least four variants of the S7 on the market, thus insider and reliable source of leaks Evan Blass.
Samsung has already announced some components that may come in the device, such as a Britecell camera with rwb format and the Exynos 8890-soc with self-designed cores. Samsung would also use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 in addition to its own Exynos.