While Samsung has made it very clear that it will not launch the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, it seems to have plans to make some kind of buzz about its upcoming flagship at the electronics trade faor. According to the Korean Economic Daily, which quoted Kim Dong-jin, chief executive of Samsung’s wireless business, the Korean electronics giant is going to announce the official schedule for the Galaxy S8 on February 27.
As of now, the industry is buzzing with speculations that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York. However, Samsung will announce another product at MWC – the Galaxy Tab S3, which will come with the S Pen.
So far, thanks to the endless string of rumours, it is suggested that the Galaxy S8 will be launched in two display variants – 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch. The latter will be called Galaxy S8+, and the logo of product was also leaked by tipster Evan Blass on Twitter. On the specifications front, the phones are going to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors (and Exynos chips in some markets), accompanied by 6GB RAM units and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The S8 series are allegedly going to come with curved, bezel-less displays and no home buttons. They might also feature a proprietary AI system, nicknamed ‘Bixby’.
The Galaxy S8 is going to be a make or break launch for Samsung, which has had to face monetary losses and also the faith of customers after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. With the Galaxy S8, Samsung might want to fight back into the industry. It also seems that Samsung hasn’t given up on the Note branding as well, because there are rumours that it is working on a Note 8 device as well. We’ll need to wait and see how the customers react to that.