Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 release pushed back one week to April 28th (UPDATE)

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 release pushed back one week to April 28th (UPDATE)
If you've been counting down the days until the expected April 21st release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you're going to have to add seven more days to your count. According to a tweet sent out minutes ago by reliable tipster Evan Blass, Samsung has pushed back the launch date for its new flagship phones by one full week. That means we are now looking at a release date of April 28th for the new models.

Originally expected to be unveiled at MWC as the last few Galaxy S models were, Samsung announced at MWC through a video that the unveiling would take place on March 29th this year. The April 21st launch date has been rumored for some time

So what caused the delay? There are a couple of theories. One is that Samsung had to match production of the phones with Qualcomm's shipping dates for the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The other theory is that Samsung wants to double and triple check everything to make sure that there is not a repeat of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Back in January, Samsung announced a new 8-step battery test to make sure that the juicers used on the new models are safe.

UPDATE: According to a subsequent tweet from Blass, the reason for the delay could be due to both Qualcomm and Samsung achieving low yields with the production of the 10nm Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Exynos 8895 chipsets.

If you've already circled your calendar or have set a reminder on your current handset, you might want to make the change now. The rumor calls for just seven additional days of waiting, which you should be able to handle.


source: @evleaks

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65 Comments

1. masa300

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

I do not like the look of this phone. No innovation at all. They just made bigger s7 edge. What is wrong with samsung. Give us something new. Im affraid that samsung is losing it to iphone and that the iphone 8 will be a big hit.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4209; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol. Don't buy it. Millions of others will disagree.

60. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I doubt that.. Millions will reject it for the common design and high price point.. Unlike Apple no android manufacturer can play around throwing gimmicky flashy features all the time and ask loads of cash for their phones. Because there are enough competition to cut off any arrogance and monopoly. Look at the LG G6. We first saw the 2;1 aspect ratio display from them this year and it's a big deal for them. Without true innovation Samsung cannot play this game anymore. No matter how hard they market their phones consumers will question their purpose this time.

6. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It's funny everyone moaned about Apple using the same design 3 years in a row and now Samsung has done the same.......

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4209; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

3 iphones look the same. S6, s7 and now s8 while having subtle changes between s6 and 7 the phone is at least changing slightly especially this year.

15. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, because the iPhone 6's design was as futuristic as that of the S6. There is little to do when you reach the maximum, and that's why there is subtle changes between the S6, S7 and S8, compared to the over used iPhone design.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And there goes the ignorance.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its look too tall and thin because of the edge screen.

48. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Screen is really tall and thin. Hint is 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

55. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

S8 design actually changed a lot from its predecessors. What do you expect? A round shaped phone?

14. Talhamid

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

Yeah right - because everyone LOVED Apple for (not) doing it, while if any other OEM does that, they're stale

32. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know, right? Same no home button, fingerprint on the back, 18.5:9 screen ratio design as the S6 and S7. Crazy, right?

49. willard12 unregistered

I know right. When I look at the front of the S6, S7, and S8 I can't tell the difference between them. This is unlike every other brand in the word that makes drastic changes with each iteration. Of course, I am also blind. So, I could be wrong.

58. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple is on another league in the smartphone market. People don't buy Apple phones hat for looks. As there are hundreds of choices in the Android market people do but phones just for the looks only like Note 7 or S7 edge etc.. as this edge display is so old and overrated now I don't think this time samsung will get a easy pass. Not to mention is zero functionality and difficult to hold design compared to other phones.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not overrated, top rated. As in the best on the market. People buy iPhones just for the logo.

10. bigcjm

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

How can you comment on innovation without using all if its features. We know what it looks like, we some of the things it can do. We don't know that impact the ARM processor will have on feature set, but you can dam sure expect there will be more than last year. Of course that's assuming you know what ARM is and why it's such a big deal.

12. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

K, then 6s brought force touch and the 7/7 plus has no physical home button and 7 plus brought dual cameras. It's solved guys. The iPhone did enough to change the last 3 years!!

53. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

While that's nice TouchWiz is what kills it, I couldn't believe it when I saw lag on an s7, it's like putting a corvette engine in an 18 wheeler: while nice on paper power alone isn't enough, changing the body will, which in this case it's the skin, aka UI.

13. Talhamid

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

What a troll. Get this: There has been more "innovation" between Galaxy S6 and S7 than there has been during ALL 8 versions of the iPhone. Also, even their looks change enough. As opposed to iPhone, which looks the same and loses features every version. Also iOS looks horribly dated next to Android. iPhone 7 has a low res screen, no VR setup (as opposed to the amazing Gear VR), no headphone jack, huge bezels. Guess how many of those features will be added in iPhone 8? If you call adding features that rivals had for years, you deserve to be an Apple customer.

16. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I guess there was "innovation" between the s6 and s7. Only if you count adding back the features that the s6 stripped in the first place. I.E. waterproofing and sd expansion. The s7 was only a good correction of the mistake in the s6.

21. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Better screen, camera, Samsung pay with MST, bigger battery, faster fingerprint scanner, are few features that were brought with the S7. But hey, it seems that other OEMs brought more changes, can you tell me your favorite OEM and what were the innovations it brought last year to their flagship compared to it's predecessor? I'll wait.

26. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I've had every S series Samsung since the 3. You missed the point. I love my s7 edge. Just the s6 was an atrocious mistake. Hell, I don't even really count the s6, as that phone took away features Samsung owners come to expect. My s6 was hands down the worst Samsung phone I've ever owned. Still came back for more and boy did they get the s7 right. Love the mst for Samsung pay! My s3 frontier is the best thing since sliced bread for having mst tech.

29. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Still, you didn't answer my question, which OEM brought more changes to their phones in the past 3 years? Yes their software update system is still awful, but I don't think any company offer as much top notche hardware and software features as Samsung. Everything that was called a gimmick in Samsung phones 4 years ago is being introduced as a must these days.

30. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Idk. What's the point in answering that part when I clearly don't care about any other oem than Samsung lol. Just being unbiased.

35. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because it is only fair to criticize them when the rest are way ahead of them, which isn't the case. Anyways, you proved my point, so thank you ;)

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and again, your comparing whatever to an iphone... which has literally used the same design with almost no change for what.. 4 years now? And its upcoming RUMORED change is to basically be a galaxy S8. And your arguing that is "innovation"?? LOL. Iphone GS 8. It doesn't matter what phone is brought up. Your argument is completely off it's own rocker thus you lose before you begin.

17. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

In what way can the iPhone 8 be a big hit and not the S8 as well? The design that Samsung introduced 2 years ago in the S6 is still fresh, modern, and futuristic even for today's standards. And what the iPhone 8 will bring, Samsung flagships have had that for years. Again, one thing that Apple fans can brag about is their chips, other than that, and hardware wise, the iPhone loses when compared to the least interesting Android flagships. What the S8 will bring next month, you will have to wait another 3 years to get on an iPhone.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least you don't have to worry about Samsung screwing you with an exploadable phone. Oh wait.

52. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

At least the note 7 didn't kill anyone, unlike the iphone.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so wait.. you think this phone lacks innovation.. yet the iphone 8, which will be using nearly the same S-Oled screen AS THE GALAXY 8, have gotten rid of its home button JUST LIKE THE GALAXY 8, and is going to be a near bezeless display LIKE THE GALAXY 8 is going to be a hit while the galaxy 8 fails? Your a special kinda stupid, arent ya? lol

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