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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25 Comments

1. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Good time to be a pixel owner.

2. dazed1

Posts: 794; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

11. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Samsung is going to really need to get their stuff together. It's going to take more than a little cool fancy color to convince millions of consumers that they are trustworthy again. After hearing over 100 incidents of the Note 7 explosions, the S7 edge is now doing something similar as much as it sucks to admit it. It's clear: Samsung has some severe battery problem, and I truly believe that they know the cause of it. The design of these phones are very good, I must admit. However, I don't think it's possible to make a phone packed with as much tech as Samsung is trying to put in it and have a design such as the edge. It seems to me that their quality control team, design team, enginerring teams, and key executives are going to need to evaluate how to properly create a phone with the same amazing specs but in a more doable package. This is one thing I gave credit to Google and Apple for. The Pixel and iPhone pack so much technology into such thin packages. I'm very impressed by both devices, as should anyone else. The only question that people will have is will it be enough to beat the spec giants! I keep trying to tell people that there are more to phones than just specs. Yes specs are important, but what's even more important is that the phone works! Samsung failed HARD in this regard, making a phone that seemed worthy of a flagship title, but too bad you can't even bring it with you on public transportation. How sad and pathetic! My advice to Samsung is for them to strong evaluate their priorities. It's becoming time for them to catch mistakes much earlier in the game as opposed to later. Hopefully, they will actually start using a battery tester that is third party to them. Can't believe they weren't doing that to begin with considering all the big names do this. Samsung, we all wish you the best. But it's going to take a whole lot to earn back our confidence, and certainly more than a very cool looking color on a 6 month old phone. Give us something we want!

14. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The first video shows that all the BS the haters spew talking about Samsung doesn't optimize TouchWiz and Android around the Snapdragon is all BS. That video shows the Pixel was barely faster with using STOCK APPS. Notice he didn't cheat and add apps that don't come on the phone, that are known to be slower or faster on one phone vs another. Considering the software on the Samsung is heavier, it was plenty fast enough when you don't cheat. S7 which is already 7 months old is still a beast, and no phone on the market beats it flat out in every single metric. The Galaxy S is a beats...PERIOD! Even the new iPhone can't beat it.

21. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The Galaxy S7 is a sick phone. If my GS6 wasn't as good as it is I would have bought the GS7 awhile ago. I was going to buy it recently too but got a Pixel instead. Might as well wait for the GS8 now.

15. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Why is the guy in the second video, wearing his Apple Watch upside down? LOL. In a hurry to put it on, to show it off? lol

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

At first, I was very VERY skeptical about Pixel Range... But now, after watching some Youtube Videos I'm here to say that... Its such a BRILLIANT phone that it can directly compete with iPhone...! The fluid-ness, the "lag-less-ness", the unique-ness, and of course the pricey-ness; it all directly competes with iPhone... But I'm DONE with Nexus and supposedly its successor, Pixel... For the upcoming years and/or perhaps till the end of my life, I'll be using my... GALAXY S6...!!! If I manage to survive a few years, then I might look into Apple's Catalog... Getting Old is kinda boring, really... Reason is simply, when you're old and has more in common with a corpse than with the living; You tend to stop caring about THE FUTURE... Oh well... No one lives forever, eh? G'Day!

9. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup And I don't understand why on the polls ppl don't like it at all. Well it has no OIS , no SD support, no HDMI support, no Gorilla Glass 5, doesn't look good.....but it's US company phone. Glad that you guys support it.

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

This is the worst year to buy an android flagship phone. The cameras aren't realistically better than 2015 phones, Snapdragon 820 battery still isn't as good as expected and the processors are not impressive. On the other hand, next year looks really good. We will finally have 2nd generation of dual camera phones which will be really good. Combine that with the sensor technologies like RBW pixels and sweet algorithms and you get really good cameras. The processor scene also looks promising with Samsung and Qualcomm releasing their second generation custom SoCs and the mighty Mali G71 and the death of midgard. I have a laundry list of things I would love to see, but I won't bore you with the details. I'm sitting tight with my Oneplus 3 and hoping for a true flagship which is a cut above the rest and truly deserves 800$. Here's hoping to next year being really good.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Welcome bck tyrion

10. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well GS7Egde is great phone, and ppl love it, but good news is that after more than 6 months it started to explode too. Good timing. Good time for Pixel and iPhone7

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

S7 edge exynos version was pretty decent device. I think exynos S8 will be a great device as it will have G71 with may be 12-16 core (Kirin is using just 8 cores). 10nm die shrink will help for efficiency. I am planning to upgrade next year but mostly note 8, I was using note 5, which broke, so got S6 active, display died for unknown reason, now I confused between another note 5, iphone 6S plus, ZTE Axon 7, oneplus 3, S7 edge exynos. Getting note 5 for $440, 6S plus for $600, Axon 7 for $400, oneplus 3 for $400, s7 edge exynos for $580. Any tip?

17. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It was a decent device, just not one I'd fork over 900$ for. I got a oneplus 3 for less than half the price and I'm getting better performance, Fingerprint scanner, development( RAMs) and UI. Not to mention the fact that oneplus will most likely get nougat working before Samsung. For the 500$ I saved, I just lost one thing I actually care about : battery life. And frankly, oneplus 3 has really good battery life and lasts me a day easily. I also lost MicroSD but got more storage (64 gb) and I really don't care about waterproofing. How the hell are you getting s7 edge for 580$? I'm guessing it's used. If so, very the oneplus 3. If the S7 edge is new, get it. It's a better device overall.

20. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Same here, I am not willing to spend more than $600 on phone. Last year my limit was $500 (I got note 5 from best buy on launch day with $245 worth gift card. Used that money to pay 30% of phone price and taxes and still paying rest of the amount $18.5 per month.) I stopped flashing ROM from note 5, S4 was last one (even with locked bootloader). Focusing more on studies and job after graduation. S7 edge is new one from B&H photo video store, for $100 extra I can even get protection for phone. Since I am delivering it outside NY state, I don't have to pay tax either.

23. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Well, in that case get the S7 edge. Though the deal looks too good to be true.

24. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

$80 discount is gone now, but will show up soon.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Samsung execs: "Hey, I think we should push the S8 out earlier! What could go wrong?" Samsung intern: < points at a poster of the Note 7 > Samsung execs: "Ohhhhh, riiiight!" Consumers: "Yay! We probably won't catch on fire!"

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I'm actually considering to stop buying and see about sealed battery phones after Note7, S7 and iPhones exploding.

7. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Well that's very good, spen more time and release a quality product

12. Foxgabanna

Posts: 589; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

There is no reason to buy a Samsung phone anymore. Google is back with its pixel and people love it for not lagging around when using it. Now you guys see why people like their iPhones so much. It's a night and day difference when using an LG or etc for years and then going to something that works phenomenal. I'm excited for the US. Google and Apple sniping down the competition!

13. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's funny how some of you think the Pixel and Iphone are made in the US. Head quarters might be in the US BUT phones are made overseas and I know iphone uses Samsung parts but not sure about Pixel.

19. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

where does it say they think they are made in US. everyone knows apple and google are designed in CA AND outsourced overseas. regardless 2 Great US Companies. heck nothing is made here anymore. not oven oreo cookies. however jack daniels is proudly hecho US

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

kia variants of cellphones have halted

22. B3st2

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Samsung should study and plan its next device extremely carefully cause no mistake not even 0.000001% will be accepted by the general public after all the mess and bad publicity its Note 7 got. And a definitve thing that has to be done too is Samsung annoucing OFFICIALLY what happened and why its phones were exploding in a clear, scientific, objective way so people could understand and re-trust the company again.

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