We finally know what was causing Samsung’s beloved Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire, and naturally, almost everyone is looking forward to see how the Korean company would bounce back with its next flagship smartphone. Unfortunately, it appears the Galaxy S8 won’t be launched at the upcoming MWC 2017 trade show.
This news came from Samsung’s very own mobile chief, Koh Dong-jin, who recently told Reuters that the Galaxy S8 won’t be present at MWC 2017. This is quite a change of pace: Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup has always been unveiled at the tech convention for the past few years.
More likely than not, Samsung is taking extra safety measures to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself with the Galaxy S8; rushed manufacturing was one of the reasons behind the Note 7’s untimely death, after all. For the time being, Samsung has not revealed any possible launch date for the company’s next flagship device.
Even though the Galaxy S8 won’t be launched at MWC 2017, rumours circulating the upcoming smartphone have been very interesting. The flagship is said to feature an all-screen front, a new AI assistant with a dedicated button to activate it, as well as the possible removal of the headphone jack.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see how Samsung would win back consumers with the Galaxy S8. The device is said to be launching sometime in April later this year.