After skipping to launch the Galaxy S8 flagship at the recently ended; Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) event in Barcelona, the South Korean smartphone maker; Samsung Electronics, only revealed that the launch date of its Galaxy S8 flagship will have the ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ launch event take place 29th March in New York and be made available in stores on April 21st.
However, new reports emerging online, reportedly say that the smartphone’s release will be delayed by week. This means that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will hit the stores on April 28th, 2017.
There’s no particular reason that has been given as to why the flagships will delay to hit the stores.
According to reports by VentureBeat‘s Evan Blass, the South Korean giant is said to be treading very cautiously with the upcoming smartphones, following a rushed Galaxy Note 7 debut last year that ended in disaster.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 6, 2017
The firm is counting on the Galaxy S8 smartphones as it seeks to put behind one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history.
As we wait for the launch of the smartphones, the handsets are rumored to launch in two size variants, and come packed with increased screen-to-body ratio, thermal pipes, dust and water resistance, Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner at the back, dual curved edge AMOLED display, Bixby assistant and more.
The smartphones have also been leaked in some videos, showing Apps Edge interface and other contents.