Samsung is back again with its hyper-exciting, action packed Galaxy Unpacked event — 2016, and there a lot of devices anticipated to launch — biggest of them all obviously being the Galaxy S7.
The company has just sent out invitations and released a teaser video for the event, which is slated to take place on February 21 (Sun) 19:00 CET (Doors Open at 18:00) at the CCIB (Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona). The occasion is expected to play host to the next scion of the Galaxy S series — The Galaxy S7.
What’s more, users would do to expect something exciting — exciting as in VR-y exciting — at least if the teaser is anything to go by. The teaser seemed to be laying quite a lot of stress upon virtual reality — Indeed, the video begins with a guy putting on a headset — making us speculate that either the new S7 flagship will come with the ability to integrate with the existing consumer headsets or the event will play host to an all-new, updated Gear VR headset.
Although, a combination of both of the above would be pretty fantastic too! And considering that the video shows a dude reaching for a box — Samsung S7 ?? — something that combines the abilities of the VR headset with the S7, may just be in the books.
Coming to the devices themselves, Samsung nailed it last year in the design portion, giving us the Galaxy S6 and more importantly, the S6 Edge. While it may be too early to expect Samsung to go for a complete redesign — it made the move from the hated plastic to metal and glass with S6 — we can expect some significant updates.
Also, if Samsung has taken user feedback into account at all, we may see the return of microSD card, water resistance and higher capacity batteries.
It will be interesting to see what Samsung puts under the hood this time. speculations point at either a Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chip or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. I am definitely going to root for the upgraded snapdragon chips this time. Also, if the stress being laid on VR is any indication — well, the CPU and GPU on the snapdragon 820 according to Qualcomm “are capable of generating photorealistic graphics for console-quality gaming and next-generation virtual reality apps.”
Well folks, we know you are excited and so are we. Rest assured, we will be covering the event for you and bringing you all the little snippets and leaks — and even speculations — that make their way out of Samsung’s vaults.