SAMSUNG HAS CONFIRMED the rumours and announced that it'll launch the Galaxy S8 at a standalone event on 29 March.
Samsung used its tablet-focused Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference to disclose details about the 29 March launch event, which will take place in New York City and likely will see the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
This marks a change of pace for the firm, which usually takes to Barcelona to launch its latest flagship smartphone. This delay is likely due to the Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco, with the firm taking extra time to ensure that the Galaxy S8 and S8+, er, don't explode.
Samsung's invitation (above), which was sent out to the press on Sunday evening, gives us some clues about the upcoming S8. It seems to affirm speculation that the smartphone will be the first in its Galaxy line to do away with the physical home button, opting instead for a near bezel-less design, like the newly-announced LG G6.
This is also hinted at in a new video released by the firm (below), which shows images of smartphones with chunky bezels alongside the tagline "this was a smartphone."
Samsung doesn't need to throw us too many clues, though, as leaks have revealed pretty much all there is to know about the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
The smartphones will tout 5.8in and 6.2in QHD Super AMOLED curved screens, respectively, and both will come powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor that on Monday made its debut inside Sony's Xperia XZ Premium. Samsung's Siri challenger, dubbed 'Bizby', is tipped to make its first appearance on the duo of smartphones, after failing to show up inside the Galaxy Tab S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are also expected to feature 4GB RAM, 64GB of entry-level storage, Android Nougat, IP68 certification, 12MP and 8MP camera and 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively.
Samsung, naturally, hasn't confirmed when the S8 and S8+ will go on sale, but rumours point to a 21 April arrival. µ
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