It’s been a crazy Samsung weekend. In less than 48 hours, we learned what the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will look like, and when the two phones from the world’s biggest smartphone maker will be announced: February 21.
Here’s a quick recap in case you crawled under a rock for the past few days.
It all started on Friday when infamous leaker Evan Blass unveiled the first press shots of the two devices. He published one (included above) by updating the feature image for VentureBeat’s article titled “Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will feature microSD, water resistance, and larger batteries” — that’s his piece from earlier this month detailing the devices. The other one he published on Twitter:
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 29, 2016
Notice the date in the above picture. Sunday, February 21. What’s the closest year that February 21 falls on a Sunday? Oh, you know, 2016.
On Saturday, Blass added fuel to the fire by tweeting images indicating that Samsung indeed has plans to unveil #TheNextGalaxy on that exact day:
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 31, 2016
Naturally, there were skeptics. But it didn’t take that long to convert them.
On Sunday, Samsung confirmed the date and venue: “February 21 (Sun) 19:00 CET (Doors Open at 18:00)” and “CCIB (Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona).”
Barcelona is of course the home of Mobile World Congress, arguably the world’s biggest smartphone event. This year’s edition takes place between February 22 and February 25, though the Sunday is often when big news starts to trickle in.
The South Korean company also published the following teaser video:
The clip doesn’t reveal much. A man wearing Samsung’s Gear VR headset could mean anything, though we can’t help but hope Samsung has virtual reality news to share. Samsung’s event will be streamed live, so at the very least the company should let Gear VR owners tune into the launch event in virtual reality. Right?
Just imagine: Using the S6 to see the S7 get unveiled right in front of you.
Update on February 1: And now Blass gives us the backs.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 1, 2016