Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge is expected to be one of the biggest smartphones of 2017 and most controversial smartphones of 2017 as well. But now according to the latest rumor we have a release date for the galaxy s8 smartphone and it may well be late to market…
Rumors about the new Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in a dozen these days and the latest rumor coming out is related to Galaxy S8 release date.
The information arrives via Korea thanks to the ever vigilant SamMobile and says Samsung could well skip its regular unveiling spot at Mobile World Congress in February. Instead Samsung is thought to be considering a separate event in New York in March with the Galaxy S8 subsequently not going on sale until April 18th.
April 18th is quite late as compared to the previous flagships. For comparison Galaxy S7/S7 Edge was released last year on March 11, but it would actually be more inline with Galaxy S releases historically. After all the Galaxy S6, S5 and S4 all went on sale in April on the 10th, 11th and 27th respectively. Prior to that Galaxy S3, S2 and S1 handsets were released towards the middle of the year in May/June.
Previously Samsung was gearing to announce the Galaxy S8 at MWC next month, but late design changes and reports about the Note 7 issues made the Korean company push it back.
We are still expecting the official report but for now it looks like the cause of the fire was a hardware design problem and not a faulty battery.
As such it is widely believed the fault lies not with the batteries but how tightly they were packed inside the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung confirmed at CES this week that it will disclose its full findings from the Galaxy Note 7 investigation soon.
With the Galaxy S8 getting close and an exciting Galaxy Note 8 in the works, the sooner Samsung can put everyone’s minds at ease the better.
Keep in mind this source is unofficial and take the information with a grain of salt.