Samsung’s Galaxy S8 could hit store shelves everywhere as early as February 26th of next year, if the latest rumors are to be believed. Based on past release dates of the South Korean mobile giant’s flagship devices, a February launch schedule is not that much of a surprise. After all, both 2015’s Galaxy S6 and this year’s Galaxy S7 were officially announced during the Mobile World Congress conference, which happened in the later part of February earlier this year and the first week of March the previous year.
It should be noted that Samsung has not confirmed any details yet regarding the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship device, but if the company remains consistent with the last couple of years, the new Galaxy S devices will likely make their debut on February 2017, the schedule for next year’s Mobile World Congress event.
This appears to be inconsistent with previous rumors suggesting that Samsung will debut the Galaxy S8 earlier than expected in light of the ongoing recall of the company’s troubled Galaxy Note 7 device. For the past several days, the South Korean phone maker has had to deal with seemingly never ending woes related to its latest phablet offering. Everybody already knows the basics by now -- reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units surfaced last month, prompting Samsung to recall the devices from stores worldwide and launch an exchange program for those who already purchased the handset. Now, there are reports that even the supposedly safe new replacement units still have overheating issues. As a result, major wireless carriers in the United States have decided to discontinue selling the phablet entirely, which led to Samsung adjusting its production schedule altogether.
Going back to rumors of an early release for the Galaxy S8, Italian mobile tipster @Ricciolo1 seems to think that there will be no early release for Samsung’s upcoming flagship device. But it bears noting again that all of these are just rumors so far. For those who missed the recent speculation, the talk is that the Galaxy S8 will featuring, among many others, no physical home button, a whole front side consisting of a full display screen, twin cameras on the rear side, and a 10 nanometer processor. Other rumors also suggest that that the Galaxy S8 will be an Edge-only device (with a display screen that curves to both sides), and that is screen will be an Ultra HD (4K with a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels).
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