Samsung To Officially Announce Galaxy S8 Launch Date At MWC

Yolanda Curtis
February 16, 2017

Samsung may officially announce the release date while presenting Samsung devices at MWC 2017.

Although, Samsung is said to unveil a Galaxy Tab at the event, it is expected to share some information about its flagship smartphone, which could only be the "release date" of it. Unlike past year when the Galaxy S7 overshadowed the LG G5 even though they were unveiled on the same day, the LG G6 will have plenty of time to shine at MWC 2017 before Samsung unveils the S8 in late March. The device has been an overall success, but one of the things that have continuously dragged it down is the fact that it hasn't received Android Nougat as the operating system.

Sources familiar with the matter told The Investor a few days ago that Samsung plans to increase the initial shipments of the Galaxy S8 by 40% compared to its predecessor. We can now confirm that more Apple iPhone 7 were sold in Q4 2016 than the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Koh previously confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not make an appearance at the mobile trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Rumours say it will instead launch the phone at a separate event in New York City on 29th March.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the launch of the S8 will be "Samsung's most closely watched product launch in years", given the spectacular failure of the Galaxy Note 7, which was found to have serious overheating and combusting issues.

Experts expect the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 to be a power-packed device.

There will be a fingerprint sensor rumored to be at the right side of the camera lens, at the back side in the chassis. The said support page has now been taken down and only redirects us to a blank page on Samsung India's website.

When it comes to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 there are always uncertainties.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will house a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset with four cores clocked at 1.59GHz. The phone packs whopping 6 gigabytes of RAM and just 16GB of expandable (dedicated microSD card slot) storage.

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