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Samsung expected to confirm Galaxy S8 launch date at MWC

Samsung will confirm the launch date for its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 series at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to a new report. It’s thought the handset will be making a brief appearance at the event, but it’s unlikely Samsung will provide too many details.

In previous years, Samsung has announced its latest Galaxy S devices at MWC in Barcelona, but that won’t be the case this year. Recent rumors have claimed the South Korean company is delaying the handset’s launch to spend more time on quality control.

After the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it’s understandable that Samsung would want to do that. It might mean that fans have to wait a few months longer for the company’s next flagship, but Samsung cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes it made last fall.

Sources have promised that the Galaxy S8 will get its own press event in New York City in April. It’s still speculation for now, but according to South Korean website Hankyung, Samsung will confirm the handset’s launch date at MWC.

Samsung will have other devices to unveil during the event, however. It has already confirmed a press event on February 27, during which the company is expected to deliver its new Galaxy Tab S3 with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 9.2-inch display.

Recent leaks have given us an early glimpse of the Galaxy S8. The device is expected to bring larger “infinity” displays, iris scanning technology, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, and Samsung’s all-new virtual assistant called Bixby.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...