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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.
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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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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-23 (Update: 2017-01-23)