galaxy s7

Update: Another image has popped up, this time of the front.

Samsug is preparing to show off its newest generation of smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain later this month, but now it appears we might have our first picture of what might be the Galaxy S7 in the flesh (via We’ve seen several leaked renders (most notably some very official-looking ones that popped up last week via Evan Blass), and today’s image seems to line up perfectly with what the phone is likely going to look like…

Thanks to several previous leaks, we know a lot about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phones will have a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processor (depending on locale), 4GB of RAM, and a 12MP main camera powered by Samsung’s new BRITECELL sensor. The S7 Edge will have a 5.5-inch curved screen, while the standard S7 will purportedly be 5.2-inches diagonally.

And as we can now see above, they both will look very similar in physical appearance to the current Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, albeit with a smaller camera bump and a USB Type-C port. This image also seems to show edges around the device that are more curved than what we saw with the previous generation.

Apparently, there’s a second device called the Gear 360 that’s also going to be seen on stage at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event. The device is reportedly a “compact spherical camera” featuring two 180 degree lenses, its own battery, its own storage, and Bluetooth support to connect to your smartphone. It also has support for a broad range of features you would find on any decent camera, including HDR, exposure control, and more.

We told you last week that Samsung sent out invites for an event on February 21st. The event is scheduled to start at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and will be live-streamed through Samsung’s YouTube channel (but you’ll be able to tune in here). We’ll be on the ground in Barcelona to keep you updated.


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