Samsung will need to convince potential Galaxy S8 buyers that the phone will be safe, unlike the fire-prone Note 7. This has invited speculation that one of these could be a dedicated "Bixby Button", with the other two being the volume rocker and display-power buttons. The company also used the event to reveal the launch date for its upcoming and highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
But as luck and leaks would have it, that doesn't mean we don't get to see the new phone at all.
It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S8 is coming soon (heck, there's even an official launch date), so it only makes sense to see some pretty legit-looking pictures pop up on the internet.
The image render, tweeted by frequent tech leaker Evan Blass, shows a design with extremely thin bezels and a long, narrow body. The two versions came out to be 5.8 inches and the S8 Plus with giant 6.2-inch AMOLED screen into its glass and metal shell, with finger-print sensor.
The processor for the U.S. bound versions of the phones is expected to be the Snapdragon 835, a chip that Samsung was thought to have exclusivity of until its phones were released, however Qualcomm has since denied those rumours. As is the case with rival phones, the Galaxy S8 supports microSD cards up to 2TB in size, though 256GB is now the largest available capacity.
On March 29, Samsung Electronics will unveil the newest Galaxy as part of its endeavor to unbox your phone, the company teased in an invite on Sunday. The back button of a Samsung device is typically on the right side of the smartphone leaving people unfamiliar with the layout hitting the wrong button constantly. Both are expected to sport curved OLED displays, rear-mounted fingerprint scanners, the latest and fastest Snapdragon 835 chipset (in the US), a new voice assistant named Bixby, and 3.5mm headphone jacks, among other features. Apple caused quite a stir when they made a decision to remove the audio port from its most recent flagships, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.