Monday, February 27, 2017
Samsung will announce the Galaxy S8 on March 29
Samsung's next major smartphone is coming in a little over a month.
On Sunday the company sent invitations to the press for an event in New York City where it will announce the Galaxy S8, its first major product since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year. The event takes place Wednesday, March 29.
Here's a look at the invitation, which teases the new phone:
There's a lot of pressure on Samsung to nail the Galaxy S8 launch following the embarrassing Galaxy Note 7 explosions last year. Samsung released the findings of an investigation last month that looked into what caused some Note 7s to overheat and explode. The company promised to perform rigorous battery tests on all future products.
We've already heard a bunch of rumors about the Galaxy S8. The phone is said to have a nearly borderless screen (the teaser image above appears to confirm that rumor) and no home button. It will also have a new digital assistant based on Viv, a startup founded by the makers of Siri that Samsung bought last year. We've rounded up the rest of the Galaxy S8 rumors for you right here.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 announcement will take place at Lincoln Center in New York at 11 a.m. Eastern. Business Insider will be there with live coverage.