Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, with some of the biggest brands in tech descending on the city to show off their latest products. Showcasing new phones from the likes of LG, Huawei, and Sony, two new powerful tablets from the South Korean tech company have been revealed, the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3. Sadly, Samsung's highly anticipated flagship is a no-show this year, however, the company revealed the biggest announcement for the Galaxy S8. The Korean firm has just given a sneak preview of what's to come during their Mobile World Congress press conference.
Samsung's Short Teaser Video Takes Us On A Quick Journey
The short video not only revealed what appears to be an edge-to-edge display but also the official launch date. It took fifteen seconds to tease the Galaxy S8. This was followed by sending out press invites to the world's press to "unbox your phone" at a Samsung Unpacked event scheduled for March 29 in New York. The video teased heavily on how cellular phones design has changed over the past years.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edgeless Design And New Features
According to some reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a new, nearly edgeless design and the video appears to confirm the edge-to-edge screen with the much-reduced size of the top and bottom bezels of the Galaxy S8. Moreover, there are newly added features like a support for mobile payments via Samsung Pay, an intelligent AI assistant named Bixby which is designed to compete with Siri and a virtual home button. Notably, the technology underlying Bixby is allegedly built upon the technology Samsung acquired when it purchased Vive a few months ago. The Galaxy S8+is said to come with 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display. As far as a release date is concerned, the rumor mill is pointing sometime between April 14 and April 18.