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Samsung Galaxy S7 launch could be sooner than we thought

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Smartphone manufacturers are creatures of habit, and Samsung is no exception, right?

Samsung could mix its release schedule up this year with an early launch for the company’s next flagship smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been tipped to go on sale in stores on Friday, March 11, which is earlier than usual.

Here are recent Samsung Galaxy smartphone launch dates:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 – April 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – April 11
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – April 27

The supposed date is being peddled by prolific leaker Evleaks – a.k.a VentureBeat’s Evan Blass – who tweeted the following:

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But why would Samsung opt for an earlier launch? The answer could lie in Mobile World Congress.

This year’s MWC tradeshow is being held in February, and is a likely launch-pad for the Galaxy S7.

However, usually MWC is held in March, which could explain why the on-sale date may be pushed forward.

Of course, Samsung has yet to reveal any concrete information about the Galaxy S7, so take this report with a pinch of salt.

Are you thinking about buying Samsung’s next smartphone? Tell us why, or why not, in the comments below.

Joycey

January 23, 2016, 3:29 pm

I for one am intrigued to see what I may be purchasing this year, having previously hated Android, I could finally pick one up after being a beta tester for Windows 10 Mobile for the past 10 months on my Lumia 930. Still don't like the Android UI (just upgraded my wifes Lumia 925 to an S6) but refuse to pay the Apple Tax and am fed up with the lack of quality official apps on Windows. If only Windows 10m could grab the apps and be bug free, I'd be a happy bunny.

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