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Samsung Galaxy S8 Officially Confirmed to Launch on March 29 in New York

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A Samsung Galaxy smartphone has been used to headline the MWC 2017 in Barcelona for years but after the Galaxy Note7 failure last fall the company decided to postpone production of the device and unveiling of its newest flagship. In the Samsung keynote on Sunday night at MWC we finally got to know when the Galaxy S8 will be revealed - March 29.

The Galaxy Unpacked event will be live on Samsung Galaxy's website. The Galaxy S8 was notably absent from Mobile World Congress 2017, where Samsung has revealed the majority of its annual Galaxy S phones. This time, however, the South Korean giant was forced to push back the Galaxy S8 launch while dealing with the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 recall.

By announcing the official date of its Galaxy S8 flagship and reveal at the tail end of its tablet showcase, Samsung stole the spotlight from LG's G6 flagship at MWC 2017. The metal, dual-camera phone is sure to rival the Galaxy S8, according to CNET.

Samsung presented the Galaxy Tab S3, which is Android tablet and Galaxy Book with 10.6" display and a bigger one with 12" diagonal. The latest Tab is running on the Windows 10 and coming with a keyboard and an S Pen out of the box.

After the event was over, David Lewis, Samsung Europe CMO presented the Galaxy Unpacked event with a short video, confirming the date is indeed March 29. He has also confirmed that the March 29 event will take place in New York, and will kick off at 11am EDT (9:30pm IST). In the end of the video you can see only an outline of a device, but it hints that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have dual-curved bezel-less display and it will not have a physical button on the front, GSM Arena reported.

A leak of smartphone specs seems to have revealed what features could appear on the Galaxy S8. The features include a 6-inch touchscreen, 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, and iris scanner, USA Today reported.

Based on leaks, the company is said to be adding a dedicated button in the Galaxy S8 for Bixby - Samsung's new AI assistant which will work with native apps as well. For specs, the Galaxy S8 is widely rumoured to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The handset is said to pack 64GB inbuilt storage and a 3250mAh battery.

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