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Samsung Galaxy S8 not showing up at MWC

Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung Galaxy S8 not launching at MWC 2017
Last year's Mobile World Congress
Since the Note 7 troubles were caused by the batteries (now this is finally official), Samsung has decided to improve the testing of this essential hardware part. As a direct consequence, it looks like the next Galaxy flagship will miss this year's Mobile World Congress.

Looking back until the launch of the Galaxy S4, we discover that Samsung unveiled its last three Galaxy S flagships at MWC. The Galaxy S4 made its debut during a special launch event that took place in New York, and it seems that the Galaxy S8 will miss the MWC launch as well. 

According to the head of Samsung's mobile business DJ Koh, the Galaxy S8 will not arrive at MWC 2017. Sadly, he did not reveal the actual launch date of the handset, but there are a lot of rumors related to its arrival that one can talk about.

While multiple rumors claim that Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive in April, most likely in New York. Before hearing about the delay directly from DJ Koh, there were some rumors claiming a "soft release" at MWC 2017, but such a thing does not make much sense. After all, Samsung Galaxy S8 needs to have a serious impact to help erase the damage done by the Note 7's failure, and it all starts with a proper launch. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-23 (Update: 2017-01-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.