Monday, 23 January 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 to skip MWC launch; confirms Galaxy Note8

Multiple reports in the past have suggested that Samsung is delaying the launch of Galaxy S8. Instead of the usual MWC unveiling, the Galaxy Unpack event will reportedly take place later. Now the South Korean tech giant has confirmed these reports.

Samsung Mobiles head Koh Dong-jin, told Reuters that the Galaxy S8 will be launched later than expected, and would not be introduced at MWC in Barcelona. The flagship has been delayed because Samsung wants to ensure product safety following the Galaxy Note7 investigation. Koh added that the procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of Galaxy Note7-like fiasco, as the company prepares to launch the Galaxy S8. 

According to earlier reports Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York in March or April. 

Samsung also confirmed that it will use 'Galaxy Note' branding in its future phablet devices despite the Galaxy Note7 failure due to battery issues. Ahead of Samsung's Note7 battery investigation presentation, Koh told CNET "I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8". He also mentioned that the reason for not killing Galaxy Note branding is for the loyal Note fans, who sticked with the brand despite the Galaxy Note7 fiasco.

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