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Samsung Bypass MWC For New Shaped Smartphone Launch

Samsung has chosen to give Mobile World Congress a miss for the launch of a new shaped smartphone and a clamshell device.

Instead the Company is set use an event in San Francisco next month to roll out their latest mobile offering that could be branded S20.

The launch of “new, innovative devices that will shape the next decade of mobile experiences” will take place on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. local time, the South Korean company said. In a teaser, it showed a rectangle and a square, a potential introduction of Galaxy S series and a clamshell foldable smartphone.

There has been speculation Samsung may rename its flagship model the S20. The official name of the smaller version of the Galaxy Fold has not been announced yet.

Samsung made the announcement through a Tweet, stating ‘Say hello to whole new Galaxy’.

There’s also a short a video which gives off the impression they’ll be two distinct products launched – likely the Samsung Galaxy S11 and the next version of the foldable device Samsung launched alongside the Galaxy S10 series last year.

While it might seem like the S11 is a given, recent rumours have in fact suggested Samsung might be going with the Galaxy S20 branding for the series.

Samsung launched its first Galaxy Fold in February last year, but the smartphones priced at $3,000 a unit effectively went on sale only in September because a severe defect in the original design led to a months-long delay.

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