Samsung is preparing to announce both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in just under 24 hours at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Considering how popular both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge became due to their premium look and feel, all eyes are on Samsung to see what they’ve come up with next.
For those who aren’t attending Mobile World Congress, Samsung is making it possible again this year to watch the event via a live stream. The company is making it possible to view its live stream on your computer, on your mobile device, and even by using its Gear VR headset, making this the first time the company has offered a virtual seat to its audience.
If you’re planning on watching the event on your PC or mobile device and would prefer to watch it via YouTube, you can just watch it through the video that’s been embedded into this story:
Samsung has a dedicated app its Unpacked event that offers a 360 view of the event, although there’s also a traditional live streaming experience for those who prefer to watch it from the comfort of their screen. Android users can download the Unpacked 360 View app on the Google Play Store, while iOS users can check out what the competition is coming out with via the App Store.
For those with a Gear VR, you can attach your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, or Galaxy Note 4 smartphone to the headset. You’ll need to download the Unpacked 360 View app onto your device, and then launch it while wearing the Gear VR headset. Once the event starts, you can select any of the viewing angles that are available.
What We Expect
We covered a leak of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge a few weeks ago. The leak confirms we shouldn’t expect any drastic changes to either phone’s design, especially since the S6 line made a major step in the premium direction.
Additional leaks point towards both the S7 and S7 Edge looking similar to one another, the only difference being the expanded screen on the latter device. We also expect the S7 line to have a much flatter camera bump, curvy edges on its rear, and will have improved internals, such as an upgraded processor and camera module.
For those who missed the Galaxy S line’s waterproof feature, leaks have pointed towards the S7 line going back to embracing water as it may be IP68 certified, which is just a little more durable than the Galaxy S5.
While we all expect our mobile devices to begin embracing USB Type-C connectors, a leak by Android Headlines pretty much confirms we should expect the standard microUSB port for the S7 line. As for charging, expect it to once again have wireless charging capabilities.
Lastly, the Galaxy S7 may come with microSD support, which would be a very welcomed feature considering Android Marshmallow will allow users to make the cards a part of its internal storage.
When Does The Event Start?
The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will kick off on Sunday, February 21 at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back in when it officialy begins as we'll certainly be keeping an eye on it.