Samsung Galaxy S7 may be unveiled on February 21

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been churning rumor mills for a while now, with the latest one speculating on when it will launch. Last we heard, the handset was arriving ahead of schedule in January 2016.

However, a tipster who claims to have been right several times before says that the date is wrong. According to his intel, the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will take place at Galaxy Unpacked 2016, which is set to happen on February 21 2016. The tweet reveals little else about the upcoming phone.

As Sam Mobile points out, if the information is correct, it means Samsung is sticking to the established pattern it follows every year. The Galaxy S6 series was outed on March 1 2015, a day before the Mobile World Congress took place on March 2. Next year, the event is occurring on February 22 in Barcelona.

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So technically, the launch is still happening on an earlier date than before. It lends the rumored date more credibility if one considers the timeline Samsung usually follows. Still, the date should be taken with a pinch of salt up until the South Korea-based brand decides to reveal the official showcasing date of the smartphone.

Based on earlier speculation about its specs, the Galaxy S7 is reportedly going to feature a 12MP main camera. The snapper will possess a 1/2-inch sensor, which is larger than most current units. The bigger pixel size allows for more light to stream in, providing better-looking photos in low-light situations.

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There could also be a dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology on-board to improve the quality of images even further. The report goes against earlier rumors which stated that Samsung was considering a 20MP ISOCELL sensor. The downgrade makes sense looking at the 12MP lens on other flagship handsets like the iPhone 6S or Nexus 5X and 6P.

Stay tuned for any more updates regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 as they come in.