Speaking to all social media today, the president of Samsung, Koh Dong-jin, said that the company would be unveiling the official launch date for its Galaxy S8 at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona this month.
Samsung will join in the Mobile World Congress this year, but its Galaxy S8 will not be announced at the event. Instead, the South Korean company will introduce the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet, a few new mid-range devices, and the date release of the Galaxy S8. Samsung is also expected to show out a one-minute video of its upcoming flagship at MWC 2017.
According to recent leaks, Samsung could introduce the duo Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones at an Unpacked event in New York on March 29th.And, the two smartphones are expected to be available in almost of markets on April 21. Samsung has postponed the launch date of the Galaxy S8 so that the company can test strictly its flagship before going on sale.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a 5.7-inch 2960 x 1440 resolution Super AMOLED display with nearly no bezels on all sides, which makes it gain an impressive screen-to-body ratio. While the Galaxy S8+ will feature a bigger 6-inch Super AMOLED display with the same resolution. An interesting thing is that there will be no flat variant this year; both models will come with a dual-curved edge screen. In terms of specs, powering the Galaxy S8 duo will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 SoC, depending on the market. It’s quite disappointing when the two smartphones will not be an upgrade over their predecessors in the RAM memory. Both the models are rumored to include “only” 4GB of RAM, coupled with 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expandable. Other rumored specs include a 12MP main camera with Dual Pixel tech, 8MP front-facing camera, an iris scanner, USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a completely new virtual assistant.