Samsung Galaxy S7 To Support Cat 12 LTE Speeds, Releasing in February?

As you may have heard numerous times before, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 should be released in two main flavors, one of which will be equipped with a Snapdragon 820 SoC. Qualcomm’s SD 820 aims at becoming the premium market’s best chipset for the year 2016, and one of the application processor’s highlights, among other things, is the new Cat. 12 modem.

Up until now, we haven’t heard much about Samsung’s intentions to harness the modem’s full capabilities, but according to a new report from Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will become the world’s first smartphone to boast Cat.12 network aggregation. In addition, sources add that the terminal will be released in February 2016.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Support Cat. 12 LTE – Releasing in February?

According to media outlets in Korea citing an unnamed Samsung official, Samsung’s next best flagship phone – the Galaxy S7 – will be released in early February 2016. We previously learned that the terminal might debut in January, so perhaps the unveiling event will take place in the first month of 2016, with market availability commencing roughly one month later.

Availability aside, sources in Korea add that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be the world’s first smartphone to support Cat.12 LTE aggregation. And if we knew that the Snapdragon 820 will indeed support Cat 12, according to this new report, Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 will follow suit.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly pack a 16 or 20 MP ISOCELL camera, or a brand new 12 MP unit with a larger sensor. It might also boast a 32-bit Stereo D/A converter from ESS Technology, while all the components could be packed in a magnesium alloy shell.

Nothing has been officially confirmed so far so treat the information accordingly.