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Samsung might launch the Galaxy S8 in April after MWC 2017

Samsung could unveil its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, at a New York event in April – a number of weeks after MWC 2017 begins at the end of February.

Published onDecember 19, 2016

Samsung might launch its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at an event in New York after the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 tradeshow.

MWC in Barcelona, which takes place next year between February 27 and March 2, is one of the biggest smartphone events in the world and has been the stage for the unveiling of Samsung’s last three Galaxy S flagships: the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. Despite this, news via Korean web portal Naver, suggests that Samsung won’t reveal its new phone in April.

Sam Mobile, who also commented on the story, speculates that the move could give Samsung the opportunity to “work with external agencies to execute plans to recover confidence from consumers before releasing a new product on the market.”

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