Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Samsung Flagship Delayed For April 2017? Find Out Why

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Nov 10, 2016 12:33 PM EST

Samsung continues to feel its way through the next couple of months following the problems brought up by the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phablet is good as dead but the stigma of its fire-causing issue is expected to stick.

Moving forward, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to douse water on the forgettable stuff the Galaxy Note 7 has caused. Samsung’s next big flagship is expected to come out by the time the Mobile World Congress is up in 2017, assuming they have already pinpointed the reason behind the battery explosions.

On cue, it seems that Samsung has not yet garnered success, the Wall Street Journal reported. Engineers remain puzzled by the defect. The word out is that if they are unable to figure out the problem, it could be a reason to delay the revelation of the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Further to the report, the target release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be moved to April – a good two months from their usual practice on previous models. This could tell heavily on the Korean giant, breaking their momentum and adding more losses in the process.

Aside from that, there are other matters plaguing Samsung. Its Seoul headquarters was raided recently by the government. This follows allegations that they had rendered financial aid to Choi Soon-sil who is tied up to the political instability over in South Korea, Forbes reported.

The woes continue to pile up for Samsung since the Galaxy Note 7 row and such has now radiated to the external factors. The Samsung Galaxy S8’s intent to cover up the trail of the Galaxy Note 7 is one thing but the political insertion to the fray makes their outlook all the more messed up. There is no official word yet on the plans from Samsung so it is best to take this all with a grain of salt.

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