Samsung’s next Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumored to have the same case design like the predecessor – the Galaxy S6. A hostess displays the newest Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2, 2015.
It can be expected that Samsung will unveil its 2016 flagship smartphone – likely to be referred to as Galaxy S7 and on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress over the last week of February.
And, carrying out a report last week that claimed the phone can be launched just weeks later, now there is confirmation from the world’s biggest mobile network that the premium smartphone will likely be on sale in March 2016.
During an end-of-year event that the anticipated modern smartphones launching in 2016, China Mobile says the Samsung Galaxy S7 can be launched in the third month of the season and will be priced in the 3,000 yuan ($465) category.
Samsung continues to be rumored to start cutting the cost price of the Galaxy S7 when compared to the Galaxy S6 by up to ten percent, although, the slide doesn’t give to us any further indication of precisely what the cost is going to be.
Samsung is looking to get into show around a slide cut in its smartphone fortunes during the last year or two, which have seen their business drop to under 20 percent based on figures from research company Gartner.
Samsung is struggling to compete in the premium end in the market from the dominance of the iPhone and it has seen a massive boost in competition from Chinese manufacturers in every other segment of the market.
The Galaxy S7, in accordance with a written report in the Wall Street Journal a week ago – which also mooted the March launch date, said the new smartphone can look exactly like the Galaxy S6 with regards to design, but would feature a pressure-sensitive just like the iPhone 6S’ 3D Touch feature.
The new smartphone is also rumored to feature a SD card slot, USB-C charging and data transfer port and perhaps a retina scanner for better security.
However, it comes as tensions between Samsung and Apple have risen with all the Korean manufacturer agreeing to pay only $538 million (£356 million) to the Californian company for infringing patents and design if it receives an “invoice”.
The two companies have been battling each other from the courts since 2010 plus August 2012 Apple one $1 billion (£663 million) in damages that was later reduced.