Samsung will announce Galaxy S8 on 29 March

Alex Kidman 27 February 2017 NEWS

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Samsung has confirmed when it will officially launch the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Samsung has used its launch to announce new Galaxy Tablet products as well as an updated Gear VR headset but not the Galaxy S8 handset that will form the flagship 2017 device for the South Korean company.

What Samsung has done is reveal when it will announce the Galaxy S8.

The launch will occur at 11am EDT in New York on 29 March 2017, under the usual banner of “Galaxy Unpacked” with the tagline of “Unbox your phone” .

Predictions around the Galaxy S8 suggest that it will launch in two variants, with either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, which Samsung has reportedly snaffled all the available stock of, or its own in-house Exynos 8995 SoC. It’s expected to feature many of the technologies first found in the Samsung Note 7 handset, including Iris Recognition for fast unlocking of the phone, and possibly an S-Pen stylus.

For its part, Samsung is going heavy on the hype, as it needs to, with the release noting that "The forthcoming addition to the Galaxy lineup represents the start of a new era, by reshaping the device that has over the years become an indispensable tool in our everyday lives."

While Samsung has yet to issue formal invites, it seems like it’s just a matter of a few short weeks before it formally lifts the veil on one of 2017’s most anticipated handsets.

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