Samsung Announces Galaxy Unpacked Event for February 21

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Samsung has sent out invitations to an “Unpacked” launch event on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain, where it is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S7 devices.

The company has also released a teaser video for the event, which places a major emphasis on the Gear VR platform, which suggests that either the new S7 line will work with the existing consumer headsets or, more likely, that the team at Samsung is planning to release an updated Gear VR headset (or both).

The tagline for the video is “Get ready to rethink what a phone can do,” and with the entire marketing for this event focusing on the Gear VR, it’s not ludicrous to expect a phone update that adds significantly to the headset’s functionality.

As far as the Galaxy phones themselves, most rumors out now are suggesting the S7 and S7 edge devices will likely see more internal updates rather than complete redesigns since it was just last August that the Galaxy devices received complete facelifts.

Rumours suggest that the S7 line will see the return of the the microSD slot. Other upgrades may include water resistance and higher capacity batteries for the smartphone line.

Chipsets being rumored for the device include the company’s own Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chip or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820.

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, February 21 and will be available for live streaming on the company’s Samsung Mobile YouTube channel.

This will be a major event for the company’s flagship phone line, but may further be a huge event for the company’s virtual reality ambitions.

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