“How do I watch Samsung's Mobile World Congress press conference?” is a question that would be on the minds of many who are unable to be there at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. After all, there is nothing quite like being able to catch an event live as it unfolds right before your very eyes. Samsung is one of the major players in the world smartphone market, and for sure their presence in the biggest phone show in the industry is something that should not be taken lightly at all. Yes, the flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone is not going to be unveiled there, but in their invite, it seems that there is a device which ought to be worth the time to catch the Samsung MWC press conference live.
Samsung will play the role of closing the press day at Mobile World Congress again this year, on February 26 in particular at 7pm CET (the doors to the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya will open an hour earlier as indicated on the invite). For sure something big is about to happen then, but the South Korea conglomerate has been pretty good at keeping their lips sealed concerning the upcoming device(s) announcement to date. After all, with the Galaxy S8 ruled out of the picture, what would be the next best thing from Samsung that will whet the appetites of its legions of fans? A new hybrid tablet, perhaps?
Kicking off at 7pm Barcelona time as mentioned earlier, Samsung has one easy to remember and direct link to their live stream: http://www.samsung.com/galaxy. That alone gives away a very large clue, that it will be a device from the Samsung Galaxy family of devices. The big question is, which particular device will it be? Will we see a brand new smartphone range being introduced that will straddle the growing market that resides between the high end and mid-range smartphones? Or will it be a new Galaxy Chromebook of sorts? How about a hybrid tablet/laptop device? So many questions, and all of them ought to be answered in approximately 2 days’ time.
Personally, we are banking on a tablet that will be revealed. Perhaps this is Samsung’s way of introducing a pre-emptive strike against a possible Microsoft Surface Pro 5 or the new generation iPad Pro. After all, first mover advantage in the tablet market could prove to be strategic. Whatever it is, we do hope that there will be no more battery related issues with future Samsung products, especially after the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and banned from all flights.
Serial leakster Evan Blass, who has had more hits than misses in the past, has also shared a couple of days ago via Twitter on a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with a keyboard attachment. Perhaps that might be the big news that everyone is looking forward to, but if that is to be the case, then it might not be that newsworthy as originally thought. What do you think?