Samsung Galaxy S8 unveiling March 29th

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

In a February 27th press release, Samsung published the following graphic for its unveiling of the Galaxy S8. The launch of the new phone will take place on March 29th in New York City. (Samsung Newsroom)

After the Galaxy Note 7 phone was recalled in September because of exploding batteries, Samsung looks to resurrect its image with the new Galaxy S8.

On March 29th, Samsung will announce its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones in New York. The tech giant did not unveil its newest devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung Europe’s senior vice president, David Lowes, announced the date during a press conference at the MWC.

“Soon, very soon, we’ll show you how we’ve pushed the boundaries even further with innovation of the kind that this industry hasn’t seen for a very long time,” Lowes said.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to be released in stores on April 28th and will cost $850 according to TechRadar. The S8 will also hold 64 gigabytes of storage, which is double the amount of storage in the Galaxy S7.

Coming in two sizes, the S8 is rumored to have a full screen display by getting rid of the home button and Samsung logo that previously resided below and above the screen.

As for the camera, Samsung plans to include a dual-lens camera that is “designed to enhance the brightness and clearness of images taken in low-light environments.”

With less than three weeks to go until it is revealed to the public, the rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8 continue to swirl. Whatever is in store for Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the latest addition to the Galaxy family marks the beginning of a new era.