Samsung chief says the Galaxy S8 won't be announced at MWC 2017

Samsung chief says the Galaxy S8 won't be announced at MWC 2017
While Samsung is certainly getting ready to launch a next generation flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S8 - we don't know exactly when the new handset will be officially announced. But we do know when it won't be unveiled.

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh today told Reuters that the Galaxy S8 would not be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The show will be held between February 27 and March 2, and it's very likely that the S8 is going to be unveiled at a later date, not before MWC. Unfortunately, DJ Koh did not provide more details about the upcoming smartphone.

If current rumors are accurate, Samsung should announce the Galaxy S8 in late March, or in April, possibly during an event held in New York City. Rumors also have it that the Galaxy S8 series will include a 5-inch regular model, and a 6-inch model dubbed Galaxy S8 Plus. Interestingly, both handsets could sport dual-curve displays, which means Samsung may not have any reason to use "edge" in any of their names.

The slightly curved screens of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus might include fingerprint sensors, thus eliminating the need for a physical home button. Other rumored features include stereo speakers, 8 GB of RAM, and a rear camera that doesn't protrude. Of course, there's only one way to find out how much of this is true, and that's waiting for Samsung's official Galaxy S8 announcement.

source: Reuters

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10 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG G6 will pretty much DoA if samsung announce S8 on MWC, lol

3. Carlitos

Posts: 632; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

tbh its sad....but its very much true

2. Krjal

Posts: 408; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

The only time I ever cared about a camera 'protruding' was Apple lying about it with their marketing materials. Is it really that big a deal to people?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nope! Just to PA. What funny is, cameras on phones, at least on Samsung have been protruding since the Note 2/S4. The only reason they do is, phones got thinner faster than the camera sensors did. As tiny as the iPhone sensor is, it still protrudes. The made reason Samsung's protrudes is because it has better optics. Apple doesn't ad the same optics, which is why Samsung's take better phones even when both phones used the exact same sensor Most people put a case on it, which makes it not protrude. PA only keeps bring it up as a negative against Samsung as if this is some deign issue. Yet never talk about it with any other phone, especially not the iPhone.

10. RoryBreaker

Posts: 186; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

This is the dumbest thing to be obsessed with. How about leave the hump & get me a battery that can get me through a full day!

4. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Chief DJ Koh. Fa King awesome name!

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It won't be announced at all. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

8. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Dumb is here, or are you dumber. I can't remember what one you are. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

6. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

i think all smartphone makers should just skip releasing phones this year. The market is oversaturated already and the phones that we are usibg are good enough for the next two years or so. Rather than releasing phones every year. Why not work on creating their own software, than lean against Google

7. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

can't wait, am champing at the bit for this Frankenstein (S8), it might take sometimes to launch it, but launching it it'll be like launching an ICBM missile.

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