It's been only a day since Samsung announced it would host the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 Barcelona, which is expected to be the launch pad for the new Galaxy S7 series, on 21 February. Now, the Samsung devices have reportedly received the certification in China.
Samsung phones SM-G9308, SM-G9300 and SM-G9350, understood to be the Galaxy S7 models, have passed the mandatory regulations set by government-owned China Compulsory Certification (3C), reported Gizmo China.
Among the aforementioned models, SM-G9308 is said an unlocked Galaxy S7 version, whereas the SM-G908 device is a locked variant.The third model SM-G9350 is said to be Galaxy S7 edge variant. It has come to light that all the devices will boast fast wireless (9V 1.67A and 5V 2A) charging technology.
Having received the necessary certification, Samsung will be able to launch the new Galaxy S7 series in China, soon after the unveiling. Word on the street is that Samsung's new phones will hit stores in the US, China and a few other select markets on 11 March, less than three weeks after the launch.
Check out the Samsung Galaxy S7 teaser video below:
Expected features of Samsung Galaxy S7 series:
Like Galaxy S6 series, the new generation Samsung flagship Galaxy S series are also expected to come in two display variants -- Galaxy S7 having 5.1-inch flat screen panel with QHD (2560x1440p) resolution and S7 Edge with dual-curved screen. But this time, Samsung has reportedly bumped the Edge model's display to 5.5 inch. This means, we won't be seeing S7 edge+ plus model debuting with Note 6 later this year in September.
Galaxy S7 series is said to come packed with 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory, 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and 5MP wide-angle front snapper.
Both Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are said to come in two SoC (System on Chip) variants depending on the region of sale. One will house the company's proprietary Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU and the other with Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor.
Watch this space for more updates.