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

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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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 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.

2. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Nice ...time ur time Sammy !!

4. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Note 8.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Are you kidding, jeroome86? Such thing as SamsungArena does not exist on this site.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just get to the king. The Note 8.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

12. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

14. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

15. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

17. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

18. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

16. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

8. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Waiting patiently for the beast

11. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I see 666 in your future

13. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Snapdragon 835 or new exynos?

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