China Mobile: Samsung Galaxy S7 Will Be Released In March 2016

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is undeniably one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, and with each new leak and rumor, the Korean tech giant’s upcoming flagship phone continues to gain more and more attention, for all the right reasons.

With such an extremely anticipated device planned to hit the shelves in the coming months, gadget enthusiasts and industry watchers across the world continue to try and pinpoint or narrow down the smartphone’s release timeframe. Previously we came across various rumors targeting an early January or February release date, but more recent evidence suggests that the handset could, in fact, be launched in March 2016.

This very same timeframe was apparently confirmed by China Mobile last week during an end of the year event that detailed some of the carrier’s plans for the first half of 2016.


China Mobile: Samsung Galaxy S7 To Be Launched In March

The picture above was taken during the aforementioned China Mobile event and details the carrier’s roadmap for the coming months. Several smartphones have been mentioned along with their price range, including the Huawei P9 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 / A7, but obviously, the highlight is the Samsung Galaxy S7.

As you can tell from the highlighted section, the SGS7 is listed in the third column from the left corresponding with March 2016, and as expected, the terminal sits in the >3,000 Yuan price range (first row). No other details have been revealed.

Spec-wise, previous rumors hinted at a magnesium chassis (which may have already leaked), advanced features including a 32-bit Stereo D/A converter from ESS Technology, and the possibility that Samsung may have spent a lot more of its time and resources into refining the TouchWiz user experience with the help of Google’s software engineers. Either way, what we’re certain of is that the flagship will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 and the new Exynos 8890.

We’ll keep you up to speed if more details about availability emerge in the coming weeks, but needless to say, it looks like March 2016 remains our safest bet.