Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t launch at MWC 2017

The Galaxy S8 will not launch at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has confirmed. With a couple of exceptions, the company has typically used the trade show—which runs from February 27 to March 2—to launch its flagship Android smartphones. The current Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge made their debut at the show in 2016.

Samsung has not indicated when and where it will announce the Galaxy S8 instead, but shaky rumors from earlier this month tipped the phone for an April 15 launch in New York. The Galaxy S4 was unveiled at an event in New York back in 2013.

In other news, Samsung confirmed that faulty batteries from two suppliers were to blame for flaws in the Galaxy Note 7 that wiped $5.3 billion off its operating profit. The company is introducing a deeper “8-point battery safety check” for future devices, which may have contributed to the revised launch period for the Galaxy S8.

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