Samsung used its stage at the Mobile World Congress to unveil the Tab S3 and Galaxy Book and to hint at the future of its Gear VR headset. It also announced the date for its much anticipated Galaxy S8 flagship event: March 29.

In years past, Samsung has unveiled its smartphones at the MWC, but this year the Korean technology giant has opted for an Apple-like standalone event, perhaps in an effort to amp up the reveal festivities in response to last year's Note 7 fiasco.

Rumors point to the Galaxy S8 coming in a pair (Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, perhaps), each having a nearly bezel-free design with curved display. They're likely to run the Snapdragon 835 chip, the first major flagship smartphone to do so, after the LG G6 launches with the Snapdragon 821.

The so-called "Unpacked" event takes place at 11 AM EST on March 29, at Lincoln Center in New York City, for registered guests only. For everyone else, it will stream live on the Samsung website.