Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin has recently said that the Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone won’t be announced at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 event that will be held in February. Fresh rumors indicate that Samsung has decided to carry out official launch of Galaxy S8 on March 29 in the U.S. and Europe.
On Jan. 16, a leakster with Twitter account @Ricciolo1 revealed that the Galaxy S8 will be present at MWC 2017, but it won’t be showcased to the public or press. He stated that the smartphone would be revealed to partners and investors.
@Ricciolo1 also stated that the Samsung would be officially unveiling the Galaxy S8 on March 29 and it would be available for purchase with a pricing of $849 in the 17th week of the year. It means that people would be able to buy it the week that runs from April 24 to 30. Now, the leakster has tweeted new information on the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date.
— Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) January 23, 2017
As the tweet suggests, the South Korean tech giant will be organizing multiple-city unveil events in the U.S. and Europe. Speculations suggest as Samsung has done it before, the Galaxy S8 launch events will be held in cities like New York, U.S. and London, U.K. The Galaxy S8 will be unveiled through a mega launch event as the leakster says Samsung will carry out a “record breaking marketing campaign.”
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to house dual-edge curved screens. The S8 is rumored to feature a 5-inch screen whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus is speculated to be fitted with a 6-inch screen.
Both the devices are pegged to be powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6 or 8 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 models would be coming with a fingerprint sensor that will be embedded under the screen. The S8 phones are rumored to feature autofocus enabled selfie cameras and they will be featuring non-protruding rear cameras.