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Samsung Confirms Galaxy S8 Won't Make It To MWC 2017

By Anj C , Jan 23, 2017 06:30 PM EST
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It's already been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 won't be arriving at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's thought that the launch of Samsung's upcoming smartphone may have been pushed back as the company works to address safety concerns in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, with Samsung having finally revealed the cause of the battery fires which plagued that handset. In lieu, the company's mobile President DJ Koh has signaled a delayed launch date for the Galaxy S8, according to a source which could mean a late March or early April release date.

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Unveil At A Separate April 15 Launch Event In New York.

Two separate recalls and some explosion later, Samsung canceled its Note 7 phone which cost the company more than $5 billion. Samsung confirmed after its Galaxy Note 7 investigation press conference that the Galaxy S8 won't be unveiled to the public at MWC. Instead, Samsung will use the extended time to "To win back consumer trust," Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin announced. Rumors in recent weeks have suggested that Samsung may host a special event in either March or April to unveil the Galaxy S8. None of that has been confirmed and likely won't be for weeks.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Expected Specs And Features

A lot of us are expecting big things from the Galaxy S8, with speculations of a dual-lens camera, a 4200mAh battery, a massive of 6GB of RAM, an iris scanner, an AI assistant and with a curved QHD or 4K screen.Samsung may use either the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895V depending on market (both 10nm chipsets) UFS 2.1 storage with IRIS scanners, water resistance, USB Type-C ports, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. In addition, the batteries might be the same size as last year's phones, which would mean 3000mAh for the S8 and 3600mAh for the Galaxy S8 Plus, however, that there will be a new version of fast charging or fast wireless charging will be expected too.

                

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