Samsung Samsung is expected to announce its newest phone, the Galaxy S7, on February 21 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
By now, just about everything about the phone has leaked.
Here's a quick roundup of what you can expect to see from the Galaxy S7:
It'll be called the Galaxy S7.
We don't know that for a fact, but leaked images from VentureBeat's Evan Blass intended for the press show a smartphone with a clear "Samsung Galaxy S7" and "Galaxy S7 Edge" branding on the back.
Based on the names of the previous generations, including the Galaxy S6, S5, S4, SIII, SII, and S, it seems pretty likely that the Samsung's upcoming smartphones line will be called Galaxy S7.
There will be two different models at launch.
The latest rumors, including leaked images intended for the press, claim that Samsung will announce two Galaxy S smartphones on February 21 at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
The smaller of the two will be the standard Galaxy S7, which will have a 5.2-inch screen. The larger model, called the Galaxy S7 Edge, will have a 5.5-inch screen with curved edges like the Galaxy S6 Edge.
It'll look a lot like the Galaxy S6.
Those leaked press renders reportedly showing the Galaxy S7 also suggest it'll look a lot like the Galaxy S6.
The only major aesthetic difference is said to be slightly more curved edges on the front and back panels of the standard Galaxy S7 model.
It'll have a microSD port.
The microSD port on the HTC One A9.Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung will re-introduce the microSD port to the Galaxy S7 line. The port lets you insert a memory card for extra storage.
Samsung fans were outraged when the company removed the feature on the Galaxy S6 line as a compromise for using premium materials like glass and metal. By using those materials, the S6's back couldn't be removed like previous models, which is how you'd reach the microSD port in the past.
If Samsung does bring back the microSD port, it'll probably be on the side of the device.
It'll be water-resistant.
Samsung announcing the Galaxy S5's water resistance.Business Insider
According to SamMobile, the S7 line might be water resistant.
Water resistance was another feature Samsung removed for the S6 line, as it was present in the Galaxy S5. It's not a must-have feature, but it could save your phone for "that one time" it meets a pool or toilet.
It will use the latest USB standard for charging, USB-C.
The OnePlus 2 uses a USB-C port instead of microUSB.OnePlus
The Galaxy S7 lineup will feature USB-C ports, according to SamMobile.
USB-C is the new standard for connecting devices to each other. It also allows for faster charging and faster data transfers.
It's also omni-directional, meaning you can plug a USB-C cable into a USB-C port without worrying which side is up or down.
It'll have a pressure-sensitive touchscreen like the iPhone 6s.
The iPhone 6s' 3D Touch screen lets you make a call without even going into the Phone app.Steve Kovach/Tech Insider
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Galaxy S7 line will have pressure-sensitive touch screens similar to the 3D Touch screens on the iPhone 6s.
If it's going to work anything like it does on the iPhone 6s, the S7's 3D touch screen could give you shortcuts to useful and often-used features when you press hard on the screen.
It'll have an eye scanner for security.
Samsung might introduce an iris scanner for security in addition to a fingerprint scanner, according to the Wall Street Journal.
If it's anything like the iris scanner on the ZTE Grand S3, an iris scanner on the S7 could unlock your phone using the front-facing camera.
It'll have better battery life.
A rather chunky battery from a fake "Motorona" phone found in China.Dom Esposito/YouTube
One of the main complaints about the S6 generation of Samsung smartphones was its poor battery life.
Hopefully, that'll change when Samsung releases the S7. It'll supposedly have a large 3,000mAh battery, up to 2,600mAh more than the Galaxy S6 line, according to Evan Blass, in a report on Venture Beat.
It could have a camera with fewer megapixels.
Steve Kovach/Tech Insider
According to specs leaked on Chinese social media network Weibo with information obtained from benchmarking site AnTuTu, the Galaxy S7 line might have 12 megapixel cameras compared to the 16 megapixel cameras in the Galaxy S6.
That doesn't mean that the S7's camera would be worse, as a good camera doesn't rely on megapixel count.
Samsung will release it on February 21 during the MWC event.
Samsung sent out press invites to its "Unveiled" conference taking place in February 21 at MWC. That's when we expect the company to unveil the latest Galaxy smartphones.
It'll cost less than previous Galaxy flagship smartphones.
According to Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang via Times of India, the Galaxy S7 will cost less than the previous generations of Galaxy flagship smartphones.
The rumored cost is $600, which is $50 less than the Galaxy S6's $650 starting price.
It wouldn't be too surprising if the S7's price is lower than the S6 considering there are several cheaper options that are just as premium and tempting as the Galaxy flagship lineup, like the Moto X (2015) and Google's latest Nexus smartphones, both of which cost under $500. It would be one of the ways Samsung remains competitive in the smartphone market.