Samsung reveals new tablets, confirms launch of Galaxy S8 phone on March 29
The Korean giant also unveiled an updated VR headset and provided a fleeting glimpse of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone, rounding off a busy day of product launches ahead of MWC’s formal opening on Monday.
Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Book, a two-in-one Windows tablet available in both 10 and 12-inch models, designed to compete with the likes of the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad Pro.
The company also announced its latest high-end consumer tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, sporting improved audio capabilities, a premium design overhaul and an upgraded Super Amoled HDR ready display.
In addition to an updated Gear VR headset with a new motion controller accessory, Samsung confirmed it would launch its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at an event in New York on March 29th.
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Samsung last month confirmed it was delaying the unveiling of the S8, following the high-profile battery problems of its Note 7 smartphone last year.
Samsung’s announcement rounded off a busy day of high-profile smartphone launches in Barcelona ahead of the start of the MWC conference and exhibition on Monday morning.
Huawei unveiled the P10 and P10 Plus, two new high-end smartphones with upgraded camera systems and a new colour range, together with its new Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch range.
Fellow Chinese giant Lenovo announced its new Moto G5 and G5 Plus mid-range handsets, together with a new range of add ons for its modular Moto Z range, including a wireless charging unit and game controller.
Finnish mobile manufacturer HMD Global meanwhile confirmed the long-rumoured return of the re-designed Nokia 3310, offering 22 hours of talk time and up to a month’s standby time, as well as classic mobile game Snake.
HMD also announced the global launch of its Nokia 6 Android smartphone, previously only available to Chinese customers, and also unveiled two new Android devices, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.
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Updated: February 27, 2017 04:00 AM