Samsung: Galaxy S8 won't come earlier, Blue Coral S7 edge facing delays

Samsung: Galaxy S8 won't come earlier, Blue Coral S7 edge facing delays
Here it is, folks, straight from the horse's.. err.. Samsung's mouth - the Galaxy S8 release date won't be pulled forward. “Currently we do not have any plans to release Galaxy S8 early,” according to Korean media citing a top-shelf Samsung official. “Even before we released Galaxy Note 7, we had a separate plan to announce Galaxy S8. Pushing release date forward all of sudden is something that is realistically impossible.”

There were rumors on the Internets that because of the Note 7's double recall drama, Samsung will try and pull forward the S8 release to make the release gap between the two as short as possible. Samsung, however, has apparently swollen the bitter pill of $5 billion in losses stemming from the Note 7 pullout, and is currently focused on finding out what exactly went wrong, added the official.

This also means that the company will put extra effort in testing the Galaxy S8 before release, and won't rush the announcement to happen before February 26, when the S8 is said to be unveiled. We can't say that we blame them, and, if some leaked specs are any indication, Samsung's next flagship has a good chance to erase some of that bitter Note 7 aftertaste. 

On a side note, Samsung also clarified that the November 4th launch date of the Blue Coral version of the Galaxy S7 edge is valid for Korea for now. "Although we planned to release Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral model to global markets at the same time if possible, schedule for release dates of each country has changed due to current situation of supplies." There you have it.

source: ETNews


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