The entrance to Mobile World Congress in 2015.

Samsung has said that its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, will not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress, Engadget reports. Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest mobile industry event, set to begin in Barcelona on Feb. 27 this year, and many had expected to see the new smartphone there. Samsung’s decision to delay debuting the device means that the S8 may not launch until much later in spring than is usual for a Galaxy “S” device.

The move may give Samsung’s opponents even more opportunity to gain ground after last year’s Note 7 disaster. Without a new flagship device to promote, Samsung will likely struggle to compete with the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7.

(Image via: AndroidHeadlines)

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