January 25, 2016 2:37pm
Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S7, will make its way to store shelves in the U.S. on Friday, March 11, according to former VentureBeat editor Evan Blass.
Starting to look like a Friday, March 11th Galaxy release in the U.S.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 22, 2016
Blass doesn’t indicate where he got his information from, but given his history of leaking devices, especially when it comes to Samsung-related products (he shared press renders of the Tab Pro S hours before it was announced at Samsung’s CES press conference), there’s a good chance March 11th is the day Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 to the public.
Moreover, given the fact that the S6 was released in both Canada and the U.S., as well as 18 other countries, on the same day, it’s also a good bet the S7 will be released on the 11th in Canada, as well.
Otherwise, what’s notable about the release date is that it’s almost a month earlier than the release date of the S6 last year, which came out on April 10.
The fact we’re getting the S7 earlier likely has a lot to do with this year’s Mobile World Congress being held at the end of February, not the start of March. It also speaks to just how much better Samsung has become at releasing new devices closer to the date it announces them.
It used to be the company’s lineup of flagship phones would come out two to three months after Samsung announced them. Now, much like main competitor Apple, Samsung is releasing its new devices out within weeks of their announcement.