Samsung Galaxy S8 most likely will not be unveiled at MWC 2017

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Samsung released the probe report as to what caused the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco involving series of burns and explosions. The main reason for the explosion was attributed to the faulty battery. Samsung did two rounds of replacements and recalls but nothing stopped the phone from being charred to pieces.

Due to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung had to virtually wipe off $5.3B on the operating profit of the company. In a statement released to the press, Samsung disclosed that they would take all the necessary steps to prevent this kind of incidents in future.

Responding to media, Koh said that lessons of this incident are deeply reflected in our culture and process. Hence, you need not have to expect the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

We have seen several rumors surrounding Samsung Galaxy S8 over the last few months. The latest news was the presence of a physical button for the activation of Bixby. Moreover, Bixby, dubbed to be a competitor to Alexa and Google Assistant will be available for all apps. However, for female voice, the name will not be Bixby.

As of writing this, we don’t have any information about when Samsung will unveil Galaxy S8. If the company doesn’t launch the phone during the upcoming MWC 2017, you can expect the launch around April 2017.

Based on the reports available, Samsung is currently testing the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at extreme temperatures. This step is being carried out to ensure fault free handsets. Moreover, majotSamsung will not be able to tolerate another round of explosion fiasco. Hence, the company is going to take all kind of safety precautions to avert major incidents like Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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