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Samsung To Reveal Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Launch Date At Mobile World Congress 2017

16 February 2017, 7:18 am EST By James Geddes Tech Times
Even though Samsung won't launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at Mobile World Congress, it does plan to announce a major detail. The company will reportedly announce the new smartphones' launch date.  ( Samsung )

While Samsung won't officially launch the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress, it will make the smartphone's presence known at the show. A report claims the company will announce the device's launch date on Feb. 27 to kick off MWC 2017.

Samsung has already confirmed that it won't unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at this year's Mobile World Congress, which begins on Feb. 27. In previous years, the company used the event to launch the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S7, and S7 edge. Instead, Samsung is planning to unveil its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3 and a new report claims the company will indeed make the Galaxy S8's presence known at MWC 2017.

Samsung To Announce Galaxy S8 Major Detail At Mobile World Congress

The Korea Economic Daily is reporting that Samsung will announce the official launch date of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at an event on Feb. 27 in Barcelona to kick off Mobile World Congress 2017. In case you're wondering when to expect an official launch, recent reports have suggested that Samsung is planning to hold an Unpacked event on March 29 to take the wraps off of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung will reportedly release the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus globally on Friday, April 21. The company appears to feel very confident with its next-generation smartphones and is supposedly planning to almost double first shipments of the devices compared to last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge release.

Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Specs And Features

Leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed some of the new features and design of both smartphones. The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD Super AMOLED curved edge display, while the S8 Plus is believed to sport a larger 6.2-inch display. The handsets will run Android 7.0 Nougat, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and 4 GB of RAM.

Samsung will reportedly offer the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage and include a microSD expansion slot that will support up to 256 GB microSD cards. The smartphones will also retain the standard 3.5mm headphone port, as seen in third-party cases for both smartphones, and possibly feature Harman stereo speakers for enhanced audio.

In terms of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus' camera capabilities, it's believed the smartphones will ship with a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat. Leaked images also show that Samsung has relocated the fingerprint scanner from the front of the device to the rear, right next to the main camera.

As always, we'll keep you posted on any fresh Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus news as it becomes available.

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