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Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S8 at a dedicated event in New York in April, a month after Mobile World Congress. The news itself isn't new — a story in the The Wall Street Journal hinted as much last month — and it looks like Samsung will utilize the additional time to "recover confidence from consumers" by working with external agencies.

Rumors thus far regarding the Galaxy S8 suggest we'll see a bezel-less QHD display with the home button embedded within the panel, the removal of the 3.5mm jack, and the introduction of a new virtual assistant. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin is also calling for additional security measures to prevent leaks of the Galaxy S8 ahead of its debut.

By delaying the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung will also get more time to conduct quality tests. The company has reportedly concluded its investigation into the Note 7 fires, and is said to have submitted its findings to independent labs in the South Korean and U.S. for validation.