If you can't unveil your flagship phone at the world's largest mobile show, make headlines instead.
Samsung used a press event for its newto announce the date of its launch: March 29 in New York.
The Galaxy S8 was notably absent from, where Samsung has revealed the vast majority of its annual Galaxy S phones. This time, the South Korean giant was forced to push back the Galaxy S8 launch while dealing with the . By announcing the official date of its Galaxy S8 reveal at the tail end of its tablet showcase, Samsung stole the spotlight from . The metal, dual-camera phone is sure to rival the GS8.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to share the LG G6's slender bezels and high screen-to-body ratio, wireless charging, dual-camera setup and waterproof design. Vowing to build safer phones, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will undergo a lengthier and more thorough battery-testing process.
CNET will cover the Galaxy S8 launch live from New York. In the meantime, read all about the, and find out why we're cautiously optimistic about the .
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