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Every year for the past three, Samsung has
used the Mobile World Congress trade show in
Barcelona to unveil its latest Galaxy S
flagship phone. That won't be the case in
2017, however — the company's mobile head
DJ Koh tells Reuters that it won't have the
Galaxy S8 in tow.
Koh didn't give any further information on
when the phone actually will launch, but
Samsung certainly won't want to rush its
release following the manufacturing issues
that led to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Earlier
today the company detailed a new eight-step
safety check for batteries in future products;
upcoming Samsung phones will also be
designed with more space around the battery
and include new protective brackets.
The Galaxy S8 is variously rumored to feature
an "all-screen" design, a new AI assistant with
dedicated button , and no headphone jack . The
eventual unveiling is said to be planned for as
late as April.