Galaxy S8 launch may be pushed back to April event in New York

Galaxy S8 launch may be pushed back to April event in New York
The expected launch of Samsung's next flagship smartphone has naturally dominated recent headlines. Over the past few years, it has been typical of the South Korean firm to roll its latest Galaxy S device out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, usually held in February-March. Next year's event will kick off on 27th February and hitherto, it's been anticipated that the so-called Galaxy S8 would be unveiled therein. However, a new report indicates that Sammy could wait until April to showcase it's next big thing at a special event in New York. 

After the well documented issues with the Note 7, fans will not want Samsung to rush The Next Galaxy for fear of history repeating itself. Samsung will also be feeling the pressure to deliver the Galaxy S8 without incident and as such, could delay the launch until April. The firm is holding a global strategy at its Korea HQ, which has apparently spawned the decision to hold fire on an MWC reveal. 

As we've already heard, Samsung has established the cause of the Note 7 issues, and is looking to keep leaks of its next device under lock and key, The firm hopes to rebuild consumer faith in its brand and as such, is being very careful about every aspect of its next launch. 

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made it out to early adopters last March, and if Samsung does plan to launch their respective successors in April, it's reasonable to assume that consumers might not have it until May. That's quite a wait, but if the Note 7 saga has taught us anything, it's that the company has a loyal army of fans -- some of whom retain their beloved Note 7 devices to this day. 

Besides, while we'd love to see the Galaxy S8 sooner rather than later, ensuring the device is safe to use and can be trusted is more important. Let us know in the comments how you feel about this potential shift in release, and also, do check out our Galaxy S8 rumor round-up

source: Naver (translated) via SamMobile

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17 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Another Note 7 is coming.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Point on the doll where Samsung touched you.

4. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Point on the doll where apple touched you.

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So, if I bash a Samsung hater I'm automatically an Apple hater? Thank you for proving that you are an idiot.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well it's true.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oh yeah, I absolutely hate Apple, that's why I chose an iPad mini and think it is far ahead compared to Android tablets. You supporting his stupid logic proves that you are on the same level of stupidity as him.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't cry about it.

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Says the kid being owned by adults in every article he comments to.

6. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Another Note 7 is coming.' We hope so. Actually, if there was really something wrong with Note7(but not sabotage, as it looks like), and Samsung have found the problem, why shouldn't Note7 come again with GS8?

7. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Ok troll, you don't like Samsung so get lost.

16. Chrusti

Posts: 92; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

please no we dont want to wait

3. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

loads will be buying another phone instead of waiting for the Galaxy S8 models,so the Note 7 saga could be really be bad for Samsung by losing loads of consumers and more money losted

5. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

This was exactly the hope, with killing the best device on the Planet- Note7 Would US, China, and Taiwan try it again??? For sure. But I doubt, if it will be with the same trick. BTW who cares how much is the Samsung's profit, if they deliver again the best phone? LOL

8. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Will I am not getting a S8 but, if I was it would stop me by waiting the extra time for the second best phone to come out next year. But I am waiting for the best phone, the note 8.

9. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Edit It wouldn't stop me

10. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

It's ok, i'll wait cause i know it will be the best out there.

17. Chrusti

Posts: 92; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

maybe it will be

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