Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors Confirmed: Specs Won’t Be Unveiled At Mobile World Congress, Says CEO

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Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S8 won’t be announced at Mobile World Congress in February, Reuters reported Monday. The news comes after Samsung revealed the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 malfunction.

Mobile World Congress takes place from Feb. 27 to March 2. Samsung CEO DJ Koh stated the Galaxy S8 would not be unveiled during that time; however, he did not specify when the spring flagship would be announced and released. Current rumors suggest Samsung may showcase the Galaxy S8 in a standalone event in New York City in March or April.

A recent Samsung trademark filing has all but confirmed the device will be called the Galaxy S8. There are also several rumors circulating, detailing specs for the device. Some of these rumors suggest the device may have its home button removed and include an AI assistant called Bixby.

Samsung detailed in a press conference Monday that the Galaxy Note 7 explosions were caused by separate defects in the two batteries used in the device. The manufacturer also announced it has developed an eight-point safety check to test future devices before release and a battery advisory group to oversee the process. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will likely be the first devices developed under the new protocol.

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