Galaxy S7 release date: To hit the market on March, 2016? Reports claim device may be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820


Rumors have it that Samsung may unveil the next installment to their top-end flagship series, “Galaxy S7,” in February 21, 2016 followed by the release date early March.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have only been launched in April this year, but reports claim that due to alleged slow sales and decline in the company’s revenue last quarter, the Korean giant is compelled to fast-track the production of their next-in-line mobile. Unnamed sources mentioned that Samsung will shift their method from “Waterfall” to “Agile” in order to shorten the manufacturing of up to one to two months less, Sam Mobile shares.

If this comes into fruition, the earliest date the handheld can arrive will be December. But Digital Spy UK has noted that following Samsung’s previous launches, Galaxy S7 will most likely hit the market during or near the weeks of Mobile World Congress. In 2016, it will happen in Barcelona, Spain on February 22 to 25.

When it comes to specifications, a supposed leaked internal document gathered by a Chinese Weibo user showed that the smartphone may utilize a new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 in 3 GHz which reportedly is better than Galaxy S6’s Exynos 7420 chipset. This may be combined with 64-bit Hydra core built and new Adreno GPU that will be built on Samsung’s 14nm process, Digital Trend reports.

The report added that the camera may have a dual array that allows one lens to focus on the performance and accuracy of light while the other will emphasize the vividness of color. The resolution may be snapped using 1.0?m pixel-based 16-megapixel camera for the main shutter.

It may also come with QHD display in 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, with additional key features such as support for USB Type C port, an Iris scanner and even wireless charging.

Samsung has not commented on the report.