It has become a trend - with each new year, Samsung unleashes a new flagship device to battle the likes of other tech giants including Apple, LG and HTC. For the past few weeks, a barrage of rumours have started surfacing, suggesting that the South Korean tech giant is planning to launch the heavily anticipated Galaxy S7 ahead of schedule. That may even become sooner than expected, as a reputable tipster took it to Twitter to tip the launch of Samsung's next flagship.
According to the tipster, Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S7 at the Galaxy Unpacked 2016, which reportedly will be on Feb. 21 of next year. In the past, the company has announced its Galaxy S flagships one day before Mobile World Congress at Barcelona transpires, and Samsung would be planning to keep it that way.
Mobile World Congress next year will take place starting Feb. 22 until Feb. 26, while Samsung is planning to hold its Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 21, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off. In comparison, MWC 2015 was held on Mar. 2, while the South Korean company held their Galaxy Unpacked event a day earlier.
Speculations also point out that Samsung will be equipping its upcoming flagship with its recently unveiled Exynos 8 8890 chipset, a 64-bit chipset that's built on a 14nm FinFET process and is the first single-chip Exynos that combines the company's custom ARMv8-based CPU with an LTE Cat. 12/13 modem. It will reportedly be 30 percent faster and 10 percent more efficient than its predecessor.
As with any rumour, it's best to take it with a grain of salt until there's an official announcement from Samsung. After all, the company still hasn't announced the official date regarding Galaxy Unpacked for next year, so it's still a possibility that the company will take things differently this time around.