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Fresh report calls for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 during the week of April 17th

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Fresh report calls for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 during the week of April 17th
If you believe that hearing similar information from two different sources makes it more likely that the information is true, then we can certainly expect the Samsung Galaxy S8 to be released in the third week of April. Less than a week ago, we passed along a rumor that called for a global launch scheduled to take place on April 18th. That coincides with a new report disseminated today out of South Korea, from an industry source. According to this unnamed tipster, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be released some time during the week of April 17th. And while the previously leaked April 18th launch date certainly fits within that time period, today's report leaves open any of the days from Monday April 17th to Sunday, April 23rd.

Back in October, Samsung released a teaser that hinted at a February 26th unveiling of the Galaxy S8. This could still take place during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona, the day before MWC 2017 kicks off. Samsung usually launches its flagship models two to four weeks after the unveiling. With the delay this year, there could be a seven week gap between the introduction and the release of the Galaxy S8. Samsung might use this extra time to go over the device with a fine tooth comb, so that there is no repeat of the problems that forced the manufacturer to pull the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet from the market last year.

Today's report calls for mass production of the Galaxy S8 to begin in March after Samsung receives components from its suppliers during February. Some secondary parts might not be delivered until April. The manufacturer hopes to ship 60 million units of the device, which would fall 10 million units short of the record number of Samsung Galaxy S4 units shipped in 2013.

The LG G6 is also expected to be unveiled during MWC. According to a rumor that we passed along to you earlier today, LG's new flagship will launch on March 10th beating the Galaxy S8 to the marketplace by at least 5 weeks. 

source: TheInvestor via BGR

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posted on 10 Jan 2017, 10:11 2

1. Landon (Posts: 624; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Definitely looking forward to this announcement. Samsung has a lot of work to do, but it sounds like this will be one awesome device.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 10:22

2. Loubielou (Posts: 537; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung knows they need to Fully Check out the Galaxy S8 models before its release after the Note 7 Saga,Samsung seem very confident in the Galaxy S8 with Delaying the Release,There will be loads of New phones released before the Galaxy S8,Will 2017 be "Edge" screen Craze,as there rumours Sony,Nokia and the Others will be releasing "Edge" screen phones

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 10:44

3. abdoualgeria (Posts: 554; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Nice ...time ur time Sammy !!

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 11:09 2

4. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Note 8.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 11:30

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 1585; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Prediction. There will be more articles about the S8 release. SamsungArena.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 13:27 3

7. trojan_horse (Posts: 2710; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Are you kidding, jeroome86?

Such thing as SamsungArena does not exist on this site.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 12:56 4

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22693; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Just get to the king. The Note 8.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 13:36

9. jeroome86 (Posts: 1585; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Your patience won't hold till the Note. I see a S8 in your future.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 15:20 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 22693; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I don't.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 16:55

12. dimas (Posts: 2387; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Crossing my fingers that note 8 will have that massive 4000mah and ir blaster for us mate.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 17:01 1

14. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nice idea, but I don't see the IR blaster ever coming back.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 17:02

15. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Oh, and I'd like to see the FM radio back, as well.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 19:16

16. sissy246 (Posts: 2951; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Oh I know, The next 9 or 10 months are going to take so long to get here lol

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 19:20

17. sissy246 (Posts: 2951; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Yeah, I never used the IR on my s5.
I would like FM radio.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 21:47

18. Sidewinder (Posts: 479; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


The FM transmitter was a cool and useful feature I used to use with my n900. Worked seamlessly with my car radio.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:25

19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11679; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I'm on a Jump lease so I will get the S8 and get the Note 8 when it comes.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 13:28

8. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


Waiting patiently for the beast

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 15:27

11. John-Knotts (Posts: 247; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I see 666 in your future

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 16:56 1

13. dimas (Posts: 2387; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Snapdragon 835 or new exynos?

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