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Samsung Could Launch Galaxy S7 Later This Month

Following a handful of leaks of the upcoming Galaxy S7, both its specs and purported press renders, Samsung has released a short teaser on YouTube (along with invites to the members of the press) for this year’s Unpacked event which will take place on February 21 – a day before the Mobile World Congress.

If the company continues its previous release cycles, it is likely that Samsung will unveil its new flagship smartphones in the upcoming Unpacked event in Barcelona, Spain.

In the months leading to the next-generation smartphones’ supposed launch, various press render leaks and rumored specifications have surfaced on the web. Some of these rumors include Samsung’s plan to not veer away from the design of its current Galaxy S lineup, the use of a rear camera with lower resolution (12MP from 16MP) but a slightly faster lens (f/1.7 vs f/1.9), a beefier battery pack (from 2550mAh to 3000mAh) as well as the use of the company’s latest octa-core processor, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890, backed by 4GB of RAM.

Lastly, it’s also said that the MicroSD card slot, with support for up to 200GB expansion card, might make its return on the upcoming handsets. Samsung’s decision to not include this component on the last year’s models was quite a head-scratcher and evidently made storage-hungry users think twice about upgrading to either the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge.

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