The Galaxy S7 is rumored to arrive about a month earlier than usual, and a new report out of Korea seems to confirm these claims. Quoting an unnamed Samsung official, Digital Times reveals when the new phone is set to launch.
“Galaxy S7 is about to be released in early February next year,” the source said, also pointing to a new processor.
The new processor, likely called the M1 or Exynos 8890, is expected to feature an integrated octa-core design. That could include a new super-fast LTE modem with speeds of up to 600Mbps. Before you get too excited, rumor has it the U.S. version of the Galaxy S7 will pack Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip instead.
The report also reaffirms a few older rumors. The Galaxy S7 will allegedly feature a 20-megapixel camera, though we’ve heard conflicting reports surrounding the phone’s rear shooter. Samsung is also apparently considering a dual lens setup, as well as a pressure-sensitive display to match Apple’s 3D Touch.
It seems unlikely Samsung will pack all of these new features into its next phone, but we’re still expecting something big from the Galaxy S7. Thankfully we may not have to wait too much longer to find out what the company has planned.