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Samsung is about to announce the Galaxy S8’s launch date

Published Feb 15th, 2017 10:33AM EST

The Galaxy S8 won’t be unveiled at MWC 2017, as some of you may have expected. Instead, Samsung will unveil a new Android tablet at the show. But that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S8 will be ignored. After a report suggested that Samsung will show a Galaxy S8 video teaser during its February 26th event, a new rumor from Korea indicates that a day later Samsung will actually tell us when the Galaxy S8 will be launched.

According to Hankyung, Samsung’s DJ Koh will announce the Galaxy S8’s launch date at MWC 2017. The most recent rumors said the phone will be unveiled on March 29th at an Unpacked event in New York City, but the Galaxy S8 series won’t hit stores until a few weeks later — April 21st is one possible release date for the phone, according to a source with a good track record.

Koh previously confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not make an appearance at the mobile trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

The Galaxy Note 7 recall is what caused the Galaxy S8’s launch delay, reports have claimed. Samsung was busy not only with Galaxy Note 7 investigations, but also with developing better quality assurance practices to make sure the Galaxy S8 doesn’t suffer the same fate. On the other hand, it’s likely the Galaxy S8 will be shown behind closed doors to Samsung’s partners attending the show. The phone was reportedly demoed at CES 2017 in early January, impressing a private audience, according to an extensive Galaxy S8 preview.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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