Samsung Sends Press Invites for their MWC 2017 Launch Event
Samsung made a big splash last year at MWC 2016 with the announcement of both the Galaxy S7 as well as the Galaxy S7 Edge. We got to see how the RAM management of the Galaxy S7 was compared to the Galaxy S6, and they even showed off Samsung Connect Auto as well as some customization options for Samsung Knox. Their biggest news was obviously the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but we were privy to a number of its features thanks to a leak from Evan Blass.
It’s been pretty quite so far with the lead up to MWC 2017 though. Granted, we have seen a number of rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8, including alleged renders of it. And we have also seen rumors of a refreshed tablet for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series with the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3. But we haven’t heard about any of these making an appearance at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. The Galaxy Tab S3 is rumored to be released sometime in March though, with the Galaxy S8 possibly coming sometime in April.
MWC 2017 starts on February 27th and will run until March 2nd. So while it would be a big event for Samsung to show off their new flagship, that would leave customers waiting a long time until they could actually buy the smartphone. It seems more likely that Samsung will use MWC 2017 to show off the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 as their main attraction. They could then talk about smaller projects the company has been working on, like w saw with Samsung Connect Auto and Samsung Knox optimizations last year.
This is purely speculation though based off of the current rumors and reports that we have to go on. Samsung does tease the outline of a device in their press invite that shows either the top or bottom of a device. With the outline in the bezel either being an ear speaker cutout or possibly a home button. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see what Samsung announces on February 26th at 7PM CET.Source: Samsung Newsroom