A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.
A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, is expected to be released as planned, in February, ahead of the MWC, 2016, scheduled to be held at Barcelona, Spain.

Earlier, reports had indicated that the company would advance the release to January, a month before the 2015 series phone Galaxy S6 could complete a year. 

Now, a source familiar with the company's plans has tipped SamMobile that Samsung will stick to the February launch schedule.

It is believed that the company will host a private launch event, 'Galaxy Unpacked 2016',  on 21 February, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. 

There is no proof to validate the report claimed by SamMobile, but we believe this will turn true as Samsung release pattern for past two Galaxy S series S5 and S6 has been same. They got first unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked events and then showcased the devices at MWC, a few days later.

Samsung is yet to respond to the report yet. 

Galaxy S7 features [What we know so far]:

Samsung Galaxy S7, internally known as Project Lucky, is said to sport QHD (2560x1440p) display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory and USC Type-C port.

Samsung is planning to launch the phone in two SoC (System on Chip) variants - one housing the company's Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU and the other with Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor. 

It is also expected to boast of an advanced version of the 3D Touch feature seen in current Apple iPhone 6S series.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S7 tipped to boast more advanced display technology than iPhone 6S' 3D Touch

In terms of camera, Samsung is still evaluating options whether to use Sony's IMX300 sensor seen in Xperia Z5 series or go with the ½-inch lens boasting of the company's proprietary BRITECELL sensor with dual photo-diode technology, reported SamMobile.

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