Oct 25, 2016 02:27 AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date Pushed Back By 2 Weeks; Here's Why [VIDEO]
Amidst the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung not only decided to kill the controversy plagued smartphone altogether, but the company also made some refunds or replaced their costumer's units with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, several reports are indicating that this setback has even delayed the work on Samsung Galaxy S8 by two weeks.
In the wake of Galaxy Note 7 recall, the South Korean handset maker may not be able to follow its trend to launch the 'S' Series at the Mobile World Congress, slated to take place in Barcelona next year. It's been nearly two months since the first explosion incident surfaced; however, the company has failed to find the root of the problem.
All of company's engineers along with Galaxy S8 development team are toiling to solve the puzzle, and this has pushed work on the 'S' series flagship back by a couple of weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While the delay is not expected to pose much of a problem, considering that Samsung would want to ensure that the Galaxy S8 checks all the safety boxes, the company is likely to take its time to be absolutely sure that the 'S' series does not suffer the same fate as its Note series did. In fact, earlier reports claimed that the company was even in consideration of killing off its 'Note' series altogether, citing the bad reputation it garnered from this controversy, according to Gadgets 360.
Samsung's heir and vice chairman Lee Jae-yong backed the initial recall in order to push the company to be more transparent, but regrettably, this decision turned out to be disastrous as replaced devices also started to catch fire. Failing to find the problem, Samsung had to finally kill the Note 7 smartphones.
In the company's latest bid to hang on to customers, Samsung is offering an upgrade programme to Note 7 customers in South Korea who trade in their recalled device for a Galaxy S7 smartphone. Moreover, there's hearsay that Samsung is considering giving Note 7 customers a discount on next year's Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.
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