As previously rumored, Samsung has now confirmed as part of its 2017 Mobile World Congress announcements that it will hold another press event in New York City on Wednesday, March 29. This event is supposed to officially reveal “the next Galaxy” smartphone, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S8. The event itself will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Samsung’s announcement stated that the event will try to “unbox your phone” and added that it “represents the start of a new era, by reshaping the device that has over the years become an indispensable tool in our everyday lives.” That would seem to be a strong hint that the Galaxy S8 will indeed be ditching the normal bezel in favor of a display that will almost take up the entire screen. Other previous rumors and image leaks about the Galaxy S8 claim it will have a 5.8-inch curved display for the standard version, and a 6.2-inch screen for the larger Galaxy S8+.
Samsung released a teaser trailer for “the next Galaxy” event that also hints that the phone will have an edge-to-edge display. One thing Samsung did confirm today as part of its MWC press event is that its next smartphones will be bundled with a pair of AKG earphones from Harman International. Samsung recently announced it was planning to acquire Harman, but this bundle deal was actually finalized before the merger agreement.
While the Galaxy S8 may be revealed on March 29, the phone itself is rumored not to go on sale globally until April 21. Samsung will be live streaming the event for everyone in the world to check out. We will be in New York City to get the first hand official info and details on everything Samsung will show off at that event, so stay tuned.