The Samsung Galaxy S8 will not launch at MWC 2017, confirms Samsung Mobile chief

In what is indeed disappointing news, Samsung has announced that it would not be announcing the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year.


In what is indeed disappointing news, Samsung has announced that it would not be announcing the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year.

MWC has been held every year in Barcelona, Spain since 2009. The event is much older than that.

It is by far the largest exhibition for mobile phones and related technology in the world and is the place where most smartphone makers (Apple doesn’t attend the event) come to showcase their wares and outline their roadmap for the year ahead.

Samsung has been in the habit of unveiling new flagships at MWC, as it did last year with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Speaking to Reuters, Samsung Mobile chief Koh Dong-Jin confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would not be get a launch event at MWC.

This news comes just hours after Samsung concluded its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires.

Koh has not revealed any details on when the phone will actually launch. It’s possible that a revamping of the manufacturing and quality control processes at Samsung’s production lines is to blame. But this is only speculation at this point.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a new, almost bezel-free design with a larger display than previous S series smartphones. As far as the internals are concerned, we’re expecting to see a Snapdragon 835-powered variant as well as one powered by Samsung’s in-house flagship Exynos chip.

Various leaked images and renders of the device have surfaced online, including one that Samsung itself is appeared to have leaked. There is no concrete information on the device, however.

With inputs from Reuters

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