Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date to be revealed at MWC

The Galaxy S8 won't be launched at MWC, but Samsung will reportedly show the flagship to select audience behind close doors. However for the general public the company will reportedly make a Galaxy S8 related announcement at the event.

A South Korean publication quotes Samsung's Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin who confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will reveal the launch date of Galaxy S8 at MWC on February 26, where it will unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet with S Pen.The company is also expected to tease the Galaxy S8 to MWC attendees with a one-minute teaser.

Earlier rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 unpacked event will take place on March 29 at an event in New York and will hit the market in April.

The Galaxy S8 is one of the most crucial smartphone for Samsung, and highly anticipated, following the Galaxy Note7 fiasco, which severely damaged the company's image. With Galaxy S8, Samsung will look forward to win back the trust of its customers.

So far, Rumors claim  that Galaxy S8 will launch in two display variants ― 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch and the bigger model will be called Galaxy S8+. Both both will feature bezel less display with curved edges on either sides, as a result, Samsung is said to ditch the home button, and the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back. 

The Galaxy S8 will also ship with Samsung's in-house developed digital voice-assistant Bixby, and is rumored to pack the same 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel technology found on Galaxy S7 edge.

Samsung has already confirmed that Galaxy S8 will be equipped with Snapdragon 835 processor, while a Exynos powered will also be on offer for select markets. As for the battery capacity, the Galaxy S8 will pack 3000mAh battery, and the Galaxy S8+ will have 3500mAh battery. Other expected features include 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, NFC, USB Type-C port, Waterproof body and dual-SIM slots.


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