After rumors emerged with claims that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be unveiled or rather teased at the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona next month, many have been looking forward to this phone.
However, Samsung has just confirmed that the flagship will not be at the event, which could mean the claims that there will be a separate event held just so as to launch the phone later in March are true. In fact, word on the street has it that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched on March 29 and released later in mid-April, but the company did not confirm this statement.
When revealing the findings of what happened to Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said that this year’s Galaxy S8 will not be announced at the MWC tech show as it has been with the likes of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, there was still no mention of the exact date that this launch will happen, although the company indicated that the delay might be caused by the stricter measures they’ll be taking towards ensuring that the battery units shipped with the phone are safe.
Rather than rush in releasing the Galaxy S8, Samsung will instead focus on regaining consumer trust that was lost through the Note 7 debacle. This issue wiped more than $5 billion off the company’s profits through recalls and exchange programs that went further to include incentives. With the release of Samsung Galaxy S8, the company wants to recover the ground lost, even if it means just a fraction of it.
Although there are lots of rumors going on about what Samsung Galaxy S8 will be like, the company did not say a thing about it. One thing that is for sure is that the phone will be safe from fires and explosions. As for the specs and features, it is still anyone’s guess. There’s talk of larger display screens with curved edges for both models. The physical home button will be removed and the larger S8 Plus will get a dual-lens camera.
A Snapdragon 835 SoC will power the phone alongside 4GB or 6GB of RAM while storage should be upped to about 64GB for the base model. Android Nougat will run the show out of the box and if some reports are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost a whopping $849. But for now, be sure to take these rumors as, well, just rumors.