looks like Samsung will be a a no-show in Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, breaking it’s streak of three consecutive presentations in the MWC.

According to the Verge, Samsung has used the Mobile World Congress as their stage for unveiling flagship phones — but after the design hiccup with the Samsung Note 7 last year, it’s reasonable why the Korean-based tech company doesn’t want to rush the Samsung S8.

Last year, Samsung drew flak from consumers after a number of Samsung Note 7 units started overheating and exploding. Samsung recalled and replaced some of the Note 7 units, but even the replacement Note 7 units had issues, further increasing the company’s bad reputation.

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After a long silence, Samsung revealed what the problem with the Note 7 was, citing batteries from suppliers as the problem. As per the Wired, Samsung’s findings were found after testing 200,000 devices and 30,000 batteries in a test facility, with a team of 700 company engineers.

For now, Samsung has gone dark with the S8, leaving tech gurus to speculate on rumors of the flagship phone and how it would fare against its biggest competitor Apple Inc., who will be celebrating the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary this year. Hopefully, we’ll hear some official news on the S8 later this year.

Are you looking forward to the Samsung S8?

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