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Leak points to March 11th U.S. release for Samsung Galaxy S7

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As Samsung inches closer to releasing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and perhaps a third variant, details about Samsung’s plans continue to surface. Just this past week we saw an Exynos powered Galaxy S7 pass through AnTuTu and a Zauba listing revealed screen sizes. A new leak points to the U.S. release date for the Samsung’s new flagship devices as being on March 11th.


Sources have previously indicated that Samsung plans to unveil the new devices on February 21st, which is the day before MWC 2016 opens. This latest leak starts to connect the dots between the time that Samsung announces the new devices and when consumers will actually be able to buy one.

Samsung followed a similar pattern last year with the Galaxy S6, revealing the device at MWC 2015 and then following up later with availability to consumers. In 2015, there was about a two month gap in the timeline, so a March release date would cut that in about half.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and a Nexus 7 (2013). Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Erik Lester

    There’s hope Jeff. My family had some of that same coolade, but my wife wanted to have the same phone as I. Kinda like when they want to dress us up to match. Now, she says she will never go back to the iPhone because it is an expensive ecosystem to live in (iOS).

    I just hope Samsung gets the battery life up to a day and a half with moderate use.