Samsung will reportedly announce Galaxy S8 release date at Mobile World Congress

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While Samsung won’t unveil the Galaxy S8 at its upcoming February 26th Mobile World Congress keynote, a new report, stemming from Korean publication Hankyung, says the company will reveal a release date for the new flagship smartphone.

Hankyung doesn’t go on to indicate the exact date Samsung will release the device. However, past rumours have suggested the S8 will come out by mid-April. In any case, the company is expected to fully detail the device at a separate event in New York City on March 29th.

The company may also play a one-minute teaser showcasing the device, according to a separate report from the Korean Herald. In 2015, Samsung employed a similar strategy when it teased the unveiling of the Gear S2 during its Galaxy Note 5 keynote.

Past reports from the likes of The Guardian and Evan Blass have indicated the Galaxy S8 will ship with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor, an edgeless display and back-facing fingerprint sensor, among other features.

[source]Hankyung[/source][via]Android Authority[/via]