Mobile World Congress (MWC) has kicked off in Barcelona today, and Samsung for one is gearing up for its Unpacked event later tonight. It is expected to take the wraps off the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as other products including a tablet and a 360 degree camera. The event kicks off at 11:30PM IST, and Samsung has also announced that the event will be live streamed in 360 degrees. Hit the break to know how to watch the live stream of the Galaxy S7 launch event today. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S7 update rolling out with January 2020 security patchAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S7 update rolls out with December 2019 security patch
One can stream the launch event on a PC, smartphone or Samsung’s Gear VR. For PC users, it is as easy as heading over to the Galaxy Unpacked section on Samsung s website, and choose from four viewing positions. Also Read - New Samsung Galaxy S7 software update brings October 2019 security patch
Android and iOS smartphone users can head over to their respective App Stores to download the Unpacked 360 View app . When the event starts, users will again be able to watch the live stream from their preferred viewing angle. Lastly, Gear VR users can head over to Oculus Store and download the Unpacked 360 View app. VR headset users again will be able to choose from four perspectives to follow the live stream.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to look similar to last year’s flagship smartphones. There will however be small improvements like a curvier body and a glass body with a smoother finish.
Samsung Galaxy S7 specifications and features: Both smartphones will flaunt Super AMOLED displays with QHD resolution. The Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen, while the Edge variant is expected to boast a 5.5-inch screen.
Under the hood, not surprisingly, will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. Depending upon the region, certain variants will also be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 chipset.
After criticism last year, Samsung is bringing back two important features — a microSD card slot, as well as water resistant capabilities. As is becoming a norm these days, Samsung is expected to opt for a hybrid setup.
On the photography front, the smartphones are expected to boast a 16-megapixel with BRITECELL sensor with better low-light photography capabilities. The smartphones are also expected to feature 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh batteries respectively. They are also likely to include fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.
On the software front, they will run on Android Marshmallow out of the box wrapped under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.