Samsung plans "record-breaking marketing campaign" for rumored Galaxy S8 announcement on March 29
New rumors swirling around Twitter say that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be ready to present to partners and investors at MWC 2017, but not to the press or public. The same source followed that up with further information regarding the Galaxy S8, saying that the handset would be officially announced on March 29 and be available for purchase within a week of that date for a price of $849.
The most recent rumor refers to Samsung’s planned “record-breaking marketing campaign” for the Galaxy S8 that will culminate in launch events in major cities around the world. From what we know about Samsung’s preferred method of launching their flagship devices, this means Samsung has likely chosen to kick off its primary launch event in New York and will host a similar event somewhere in Europe, possibly the UK.
This latest tweet comes shortly after head of Samsung’s mobile business DJ Koh said the Galaxy S8 would not be making its debut at MWC 2017. Samsung has been unveiling its Galaxy S flagships at MWC for almost four years now, so this would represents a notable break in tradition for the company likely connected to Samsung's battery woes with the Note 7. Koh did not elaborate on the Galaxy S8’s release date.