Samsung has confirmed that its new Galaxy S8 phone will not be presented on February 27 at the MWC, which may mean that the next iteration of Gear VR will also be delayed.
Sung-Hoon Hong, vice president of Samsung, announced in December that they are preparing the next iteration of Gear VR and a new mixed reality viewer, and that more details would be announced soon. The Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which starts on February 27, is usually one of the preferred places for the South Korean company to carry out its presentations. What is certain is that this time there will be no presentation of the S8 at the MWC, as happened last year with the S7 that was attended by Mark Zuckerberg. This was confirmed today by Koh Dong-jin, head of mobile at Samsung. A move that can bring all the prominence to the new Hololens-type device of the company.
Samsung is pledging to improve the security of the new phone in order to avoid the problems caused by the batteries of the Note 7 that have cost them more than 5,300 million dollars in losses. “The lessons of this incident are deeply reflected in our culture and our processes. Samsung Electronics will work hard to regain the trust of consumers,” Koh said. Since the problems were detected, Samsung asked users to return their terminal, and since then the company has confirmed that they have recovered 96% of units sold.