Samsung may showcase a small batch of Galaxy S8 handsets at MWC

There’s been a lot of chatter recently surrounding the release date of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8. It was initially expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, but a couple of recent reports from credible sources revealed that the firm is gearing up to hold a dedicated event for the handset in New York City on April 18.

Now, however, it looks like a MWC announcement could still be on the table. The Investor is reporting that there’s a good chance Samsung will produce a small amount of Galaxy S8 units in February in time for an unveiling at the mobile industry trade show, though it still won’t be available to purchase until mid-April. Despite its delayed release, Samsung still has ambitious goals for its next-generation device.

It’s believed that the firm will produce an eye-watering 10 million units of the Galaxy S8 in time for release day. Production plans were allegedly delivered to suppliers earlier this month, which reveal that the first batch of parts will arrive at manufacturing plants towards the beginning of February, with mass production scheduled to start in March.

With a lot of former Galaxy Note 7 owners still looking for new handsets, this is the opportunity Samsung’s been waiting for to make back some of the 7 trillion won it lost last year. We’re just hoping that the debacle didn’t tarnish the firm’s reputation of producing stellar smartphones too much. If results of recent polls are anything to go by, it looks like consumers are willing to give its devices another try.

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