Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S8 will be announced March 29. The manufacturer shared a teaser for an upcoming Unpacked event during its Mobile World Congress press conference Sunday.
The announcement confirmed long standing rumors about the Galaxy S8 launch. Samsung did not divulge where the Unpacked event will take place; however, rumors have suggested that standalone launch event will take place in New York City.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be available for preorder starting April 13 and with a release date on April 21.
There are many specs rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8. Samsung is expected to announce two models: one standard and one Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be 5.7-inches while the Galaxy S8 Plus is expected to be 6.2 inches. The devices are may feature curved edge displays with thin bezels and no home button.
Samsung recently announced its Exynos 8895 chip, which is expected to power some Galaxy S8 models. Other models are expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
Other features may include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel camera main camera, a 8-megapixel front camera and Android Nougat, 4G LTE connectivity, IP68 dust and water resistance, an iris scanner, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, wireless charging and AKG headphones.
Samsung discussed during the MWC 2017 press conference, its partnership with AKG for the Galaxy Tab S3 speakers, also hinting that AKG headphones would ship alongside its upcoming flagship phone. Rumors have suggested the Galaxy S8 may come with wireless headphones as opposed to the standard Samsung wired headphones that usually accompany each handset.
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