Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date: Expect the ‘Next Big Thing’ to Hit the Store Shelves Before Christmas? [RUMORS]By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
2016 is a tough year for Samsung as a result of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and the South Korean company is rumored to realease the Galaxy S8 before the holiday season to catch up for their great lost. Could it be possible that Samsung is willing to risk the quality again just to get ahead of time?
Truth about Galaxy S8 Release Date
Though it seems possible that Samsung is likely to release their newest phablet before Christmas, the South Korean company has set its record straight and ruled out the rumors about the Galaxy S8's early release, according to Sam Mobile. Furthermore, it was previously announced by Samsung's high-ranking official that they have separate plans for Galaxy S8 even before the Note 7 fiasco, and having an early release is "realistically impossible".
Apparently, Samsung has finally learned their lessons brought about the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco for not pushing an early release for Galaxy S8. Besides, early release of Galaxy S8 is not a good measure for Samsung to contain the damages left by Note 7, as its early release makes no sense, Value Walk reported.
In conclusion, Samsung will follow its original plan for Galaxy S8 release date. Since the South Korean company usually introduces new Galaxy S smartphones in Mobile World Congress, the company is likely to reveal the new flagship during the MWC in February 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Features and Specs
Rumors suggesting that Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature an optical fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen display. If this is going to happen, Galaxy S8 will be the first smartphone with such kind of feature.
Furthermore, Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 3840 x 2160 resolution and 506 ppi pixel density. However, it is not yet confirmed whether Galaxy S8 will use Exynos 8895 chipset or Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 for the processor as well as its memory between 6GB or 8GB.