Samsung Galaxy S8 to be introduced on February 26th according to teaser


In the wake of the disaster called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the manufacturer needs to give consumers something to take their minds off the possibility that there will be a second recall of the phablet. This time, it would be the "safe" version of the Galaxy Note 7 being returned to Samsung. Already, there is talk that AT&T is considering the cancellation of all Galaxy Note 7 sales

All four major U.S. carriers are allowing customers with the replacement version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to replace them for any available new phone in stock. If it turns out that the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded on a Southwest Airlines plane last Wednesday was a  replacement unit, it probably will be lights out on a phablet that showed so much promise.

While Samsung could end up losing billions of dollars in Galaxy Note 7 sales, the future of the brand is at stake as well. So to keep everyone eyes on the future, Samsung has sent out a teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S8. The image reveals that Samsung's next flagship handset will be introduced on February 26th at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It will be the next Galaxy Unpacked event.

There really isn't much Samsung can do to regain consumer trust if it turns out that the Galaxy Note 7 replacement units are just as dangerous as the original phones. So while turning consumers' focus on to the Samsung Galaxy S8 seems like a smart idea, it might take years before Samsung is able to convince the world that its mobile devices are safe.

source: @Ricciolo1

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36 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7060; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't see it being released then. Even the rumors last year said that the s7 would be released in feb and it was not.

2. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Oh boy! That's three replacement notes in less than a week! There will be more in the coming days. Expect this phone to be off the shelf with a new recall next week!

10. tedkord

Posts: 17281; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

None confirmed. The first reported one was due to an impact, not the battery. We have no idea about the others.

23. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Before doing the Unpacked event, please call security and bomb-disposal experts for a controlled explosion

12. AlikMalix unregistered

This article is not really about Note 7 issue. You don't need to remind us about it - everyone knows, and even the trolls feel sad for Samsung about the issue. I know you want to get your revenge on the trolls that trolled Apple all these years - this is as good of an opportunity as any, but at least keep it on a relevant article. I honestly think it's time to end the trolling - the issue is too damn serious now to make fun of.

32. TheRealist

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Agreed, this is not funny, luckily no one has been injured seriously so far, that's what matters.

13. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I believe it's the 4th incident since The Verge reports Tuesday's as third. I'm not sure

28. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I've started to think that the defect is within the design of the phone and making the batteries explode no matter which one it is

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They have way more problems to worry about at the moment lol. http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/9/13215728/samsung-galaxy-note-7-third-fire-smoke-inhalation#comments I don't care about the phone spontaneously smoking (at this point....meh). But that Samsung rep text is as damning (if accurate) as I've ever seen for true intentions. A day or so ago I had an argument with members here about corporate agenda and accountability, and I can think of no better reality check than this. If true (if being very important) this is the most incompetent Rep in history lol.

11. truthwins unregistered

Well that is sad indeed i hope samsung will compensate for his medical bills.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Wow! It's like I refresh the page and a new incident pops up! This is about to get real ugly! The mobile division is in trouble! Adding fuel to the fire, Expect Samsung mobile CEO to be fired shortly!

26. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

And Samsung's fanboys on this site are still denying everything and are calling it a scam LOL. They even want to keep it no matter what! I wanted the Note 7 myself and was even waiting for its official launch in Europe in November, but now that the 'safe' units are exploding and Samsung doesn't take action, I'm definately skipping it.

4. rkoforever90

Posts: 432; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

thats almost 5 months from now why should they sent a teaser now, it have to be fake

7. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

To try to steer everyone away from the Note 7 fiasco

15. AlikMalix unregistered

And do you blame them? They're still a business after all. This is what businesses must do - do you really expect Samsung to just roll over and play dead? I'm sure they're handling the issue the best they could - this is unpresidented on any scale and I don't think any company is prepared for something like this if it had happened to them.

17. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Was that a reply to me ? If it was imbnot blaming anyone. I just answered this guy's question

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Nevermind, I guess we're on the same page.

9. truthwins unregistered

SOON we will see the s8 fireworks show

34. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Or so you hope. You really are an idiot

6. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

If this is indeed not fake , then Samsung is trying their best to diverted attention from the Note 7. That's not gonna happen Samsung. Just cancel the Note 7 already! It's a defunct piece of tech .Dump it and focus on S8 and Note 8 series

16. AlikMalix unregistered

I think that's kind of what they're doing. Business must go on.

18. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

They better recall the Note 7 fast . It's putting a lot of lives at risk ! And yes , business must go on

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung: No more smartphones please.

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Idiot logic: Note7 had issues, therefore all samsung devices are horrbile.

20. Atheneum

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I've been using the note 7 for more almost 3 months now, from the old and the new note 7. Seriously, this phone is much better than the other recent smartphone. Even compare with iPhone 7. From the looks and the functionality, it exceed all the competitors.

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Of course it exceed all the competitors, it explodes.

30. whatev

Posts: 2191; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Interesting, so you had the note 7 before it was released, wow you're so "privileged"

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the title saying about S8 date, but the article is more like "Note7.... explosion.....plane....explosion.... another explosion.... samsung is dangerous.... moar explosion"

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