As we near the upcoming Mobile World Congress, it is but natural for the phone leaks and renders to crop up every now and then. Samsung has been known to line up their flagship release with the MWC at their Unpacked event. Last year around, the Korean company had made quite a remarkable progress with the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, both of which marked some impressive changes.


Last weekend the famous tipster Evan Blass unveiled the press shots of both the new Samsung Flagship devices. Although he didn’t comment on the launch date, the time displayed on the phone gave it all away. MWC will be flagged off on February 22, but it is on the Sunday that details will start trickling in. It seems that Evan wanted to add more substance to our speculation and thus later he also tweeted the images showing off that Samsung would indeed be unveiling #TheNextGalaxy that day.

Eventual turn of events ended up with Samsung finally confirming the date and venue for the Samsung launch. “February 21 (Sun) 19:00 CET (Doors Open at 18:00)” and “CCIB (Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona).” The MWC will be held from February 22 to February 25, and it is usually in the first two days that most of the high profile launches happen.

In the meanwhile, Samsung also published a video with a man wearing Samsung’s Gear VR headset with the #TheNextGalaxy, though this might mean literally anything it seems to be pointing out at a live VR launch stream, somewhat similar to what the OnePlus did with the OnePlus 2. Last time around the Samsung Galaxy S7 was spotted on benchmarks and was powered by the Snapdragon 820, further fueling the debate on whether Samsung will just go with the in-house Exynos chip or will also opt for the Snapdragon 820, just like how it did for the Galaxy S5.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.