Samsung has now officially confirmed that it will not launch the much-awaited smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.
Samsung Mobile chief Koh Dong-jin told Reuters that the phone would not get a launch event at the MWC event in Barcelona. The trade show will be held between February 27 and March 2, and it is speculated that the smartphone might be unveiled at a later date.
This is in line with other rumours that suggest S8 may be introduced on March 29th and it will be availableon April 24th.
The company is also rumoured to launch two variants of the Galaxy S8 with standard sporting a 5.7-inch display, while the Plus model will come with a 6.3-inch screen. The displays on all the variants are touted to be Super AMOLED and the Plus variant is expected to come with a 4K display. Other rumours suggest that the smartphone will come with a new virtual assistant known as Bixby, which will come with visual search capabilities to search different objects right from the built-in camera app. On the other hand, the company is also expected to integrate its S Health app with the famous health publisher, WebMD. Users would then be able to book appointments, search for pharmacies nearby and even manage their previous doctor visits.
As for the specs are concerned, the device is rumoured to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset with 8GB of RAM, optical fingerprint sensor embedded in the display, a 90 percent body-to-screen ratio, Bluetooth 5.0 and a UFS 2.1 flash storage chip. Similar to Apple and HTC, the company is also expected to skip the 3.5mm headphone jack. The company is also rumoured to add dual-camera setup on the Plus variant and it might come with an external S Pen stylus.