Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, News & Update: Launch Date Reportedly Delayed; S8 Is Said To Debut in NYC In April 2017

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 20, 2016 07:46 AM EST
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The next Samsung Galaxy S phone is expected to launch in Barcelona, Spain at the 2017 Mobile World Congress event sometime between late February and early March. However, reports are now suggesting that Samsung Galaxy S8 will actually debut in New York City in April 2017.

Samsung hasn't officially confirmed the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8, but it is already assumed to be at the 2017 MWC since it's the South Korean tech giant's usual venue for launching new products. However, the next phone in the S series could be delayed until April, according to sources who shared to Wall Street Journal.

As per the report, Samsung executives are considering a delayed release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and the device will skip on the MWC 2017. Reportedly, the device will take the spotlight in April at a media event in New York City. If this report turns out to be true, it would be the first in three years for Samsung to skip MWC for the launching of new S smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S8's delay could be due to the disaster that was Galaxy Note 7, several reports stated. To recover from the loss that was brought by Note 7's explosive battery issue, it is assumed that the tech giant will want to do everything to make sure that the same issues won't be found in Galaxy S8. Delaying the release of the phone should give Samsung plenty of time to iron out the kinks and ensure that the device is at its best.

Reportedly, Samsung already completed its investigation on Galaxy Note 7's issue but official details have yet to be released. It was widely believed that Samsung rushed Note 7's release, which is why it came out as a dangerously flawed device. Now, it is rumored that Samsung is being extra careful, hence the delayed release of Samsung Galaxy S8.

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