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Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date Reportedly Delayed Again

By Anj Cagay , Mar 07, 2017 04:23 AM EST
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A new report claims that we might need to wait a little bit longer before we get our hands on the highly-awaited Samsung Galaxy S8. According to a source, the company has pushed back its release by one week, from April 21 to April 28 and that long wait gives the likes of LG, Moto, Huawei and the rest of the chasing pack to gain some grounds and market share from the Android leader.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Released Date Has Been Pushed Back A Week

According to a source, this can't technically be considered a delay since the smartphones haven't actually been unveiled.  However, with all of the leaks and rumors that backed up the April 21st date, it seems likely that Samsung has decided to adjust its release with just weeks to go until the launch event.

The source didn't provide any exact reasoning behind the delay, but the Galaxy Note 7 disaster launch has undoubtedly proven to Samsung that there's no such thing as taking too many precautions. As for the Unpacked event in New York where Samsung is set to launch both the new Galaxy models and also an updated Gear VR headset, it's still set on track for March 29th, despite the delay of the release.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest Leak: Design, Specs, And Features

According to the latest leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-1440 x 2960 pixel with 4K resolution Super AMOLED display while the bigger Galaxy S8+ will come with a huge 6.2-inch screen, both smartphones will use Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip for US market and Exynos 8895 processor chip for the international market. Moreover, Galaxy S8 will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ will run the latest Android 7.0. Under the hood is 3000mAh and 3,500mAh for S8 Plus battery life capacity. Moreover, a 12-megapixel f/1.7 rear and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera are expected to stun the camera lovers. Additionally, both smartphones will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and front-mounted iris scanner.

                

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