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Samsung will announce Galaxy S8 launch date at Mobile World Congress

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Samsung won't unveil its Galaxy S8 flagship phone at Mobile World Congress, but it will use the trade show to announce the phone's launch date.

Dong-jin Koh, Samsung's head of mobile, told the Korean press that he'll confirm the release date on 27th February, which is the first day of Mobile World Congress.

Get up to speed with all the Galaxy S8 news with our rumours round-up.

The South Korean firm is also expected to show a short teaser video for the smartphone during its press conference.

Samsung usually launches its next flagship Galaxy S phone at the trade show, but this year it's breaking with tradition.

Rumours indicate it will instead launch the phone at a separate event in New York City on 29th March.

The handset is expected to go on sale by mid-April.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will undoubtedly be one of the biggest phone launches of the year. It's expected to undergo a redesign that sees the screen take up most of the front of the handset.

Samsung is also thought to be working on its own personal A.I assistant called Bixby.

Think: Siri or Google Assistant, but with a Samsung twist. Speculation suggests Bixby will support more languages than Google Assistant at launch.

Noted leaker Evan Blass has also said Samsung will launch a Galaxy S8+, which will have a bigger screen than the standard S8. Hopefully all will be revealed before too long.


Hankyung via SamMobile

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