Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date to Reportedly Be Revealed at MWC 2017

Samsung’s Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin has reportedly confirmed that the company will reveal the official launch date for the Galaxy S8 launch at MWC 2017 later this month. The South Korean company can be expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date during the company’s February 26 event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy Tab S3.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date to Reportedly Be Revealed at MWC 2017

A South Korean publication quotes Dong-jin who confirmed the details about the Galaxy S8 launch date at an event in South Korea. Based on preliminary leaks, Samsung is widely expected to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ premium smartphones at simultaneous launch events on March 29 that are expected to be held in the US and Europe. It is expected to be made available in April.

Apart from the launch event details, Samsung is also expected to surprise attendees at MWC 2017 in Barcelona with a one-minute teaser video of the smartphone. A recent report even claimed that Samsung may showcase its foldable smartphones in a closed door event at the side-lines of MWC 2017.

Thanks to a flurry of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8+, which has been confirmed by support pages going live on the company site. The new Galaxy S8 series is said to come with new virtual assistant Bixby.

Samsung Galaxy S8 is pegged to have a dual-edged curved display with almost negligible bezel and come with two screen size variants – 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch. On design front, Samsung is expected to ditch the Home Button, and have an all-display front. The smartphone is expected to feature an iris scanner. Some of the highlights of the innards are expected to be the Snapdragon 835 chipset and up to 6GB of RAM.

Huawei P10 Renders Leaked; Specifications Spotted on Benchmark Site

Huawei silenced all rumours by confirming that the P10 smartphone is launching at MWC 2017 on February 26. The device is largely expected to sport a dual camera setup, and come in different colour variants as well. Now, a new leak has come in showing renders from all angles, whilst the device was reportedly also spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench.

Huawei P10 Renders Leaked; Specifications Spotted on Benchmark Site

Tipster Onleaks (in collaboration with 91 Mobiles) has released what re claimed to be official renders of the Huawei P10, giving us a look at the device from all angles. The leaked renders show that the Huawei P10 is heavily inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus with its dual camera setup at the back, the antenna bands at the edges, and the metal frame with rounded corners. The Huawei P10 now has a Home Button in the front with the fingerprint sensor underneath. The predecessor Huawei P9, on the other hand, had no Home Button, and the fingerprint scanner was mounted at the back. The dual camera setup at the back comes with the Leica branding, just like its predecessor.

Furthermore, the Huawei P10 was also spotted on GFXBench, and it is listed to sport a 4GB RAM and run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This is in line with previous leaks that claim the smartphone will launch in various bundles. The fresh leak reveals that the Huawei P10 will launch in – 4GB RAM / 32GB storage, 4GB RAM / 64GB storage and 6GB RAM / 128GB storage – bundle variants. It is expected to be priced at CNY 3,488 (roughly Rs. 34,200), CNY 4,088 (roughly Rs. 40,000) and CNY 4,688 (roughly Rs. 45,930) respectively.

The Huawei P10 is tipped to support wireless charging, and sport a dual curved screen as well. The Huawei P10 specifications have also been leaked earlier, and it is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display with QHD resolution, and Kirin 960 octa-core processor with Mali G71 octa-core GPU. It is tipped to pack a 3100mAh battery and sport 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel dual rear sensors. At the front, there will be an 8-megapixel selfie camera setup.

The big-screen version of Huawei P10 – Huawei P10 Plus – is also reportedly incoming, and it is expected to have an 8GB RAM. This variant will supposedly be available in two configurations: 4GB RAM / 64GB storage and 6GB RAM / 128GB storage, and is expected to be priced at CNY 4,988 (roughly Rs. 48,870) and CNY 5,688 (roughly Rs. 55,730) respectively.

At its event, Huawei is also expected to launch the Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch. The big rumour about the device is that it is expected to come with a built-in SIM card slot, and run on Android Wear 2.0.

LG G6 Launch Invite Teases Bezel-Less Display; Release Date for Select Markets Rumoured

LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G6, is all set to be unveiled at a pre-event on February 26 ahead of MWC 2017. The South Korean company after a ‘save the date’ confirmation for the event has now started sending official media invitations for the February 26 event. Additionally, prolific tipster Evan Blass has claimed availability details of the LG G6.

LG G6 Launch Invite Teases Bezel-Less Display; Release Date for Select Markets RumouredLG’s official invite, shared by CNET, shows “Big Screen. That Fits” tagline with two images. One of the images shows a large screen with no bezels while another image shows how easily the device will fit into the hands. The new teaser image seemingly confirms that the LG G6 may sport a bezel-less design at the front. Earlier leaks have pointed that the LG G6 will feature a 5.7-inch – which was shown off by LG Display last month – and will sport an unusual aspect ratio of 2:1. One of the biggest highlights of the design is said to be the sleek bezels and the upcoming flagship is expected to feature screen-to-bezel ratio of over 90 percent.

In a separate news, Blass reports LG’s flagship will be going on sale soon after the MWC 2017 trade show at least in the homeland, South Korea. According to planning material reviewed by VentureBeat, the LG G6 will go on sale on March 9 in South Korea. In US, the smartphone however will be slightly delayed and will go on sale only on April 7.

Several leaks have pointed that the LG G6 will sport metal design which will be a departure from the company’s current plastic body in the LG G5, which sports a modular design. LG is also rumoured to run additional safety tests on the G6 ahead of its actual launch. Some of the highlights of the handset are said to be the first non-Pixel smartphone to come preloaded with Google Assistant out-of-the-box; dual-rear camera setup; waterproofing capability with IP68 certification, and featuring latest Snapdragon 835 processor.

LG’s G6 flagship smartphone will be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event which will begin at 4.30pm IST (12.00pm CET).