The Samsung Galaxy S8 could be one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2017. We know the Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming in 2017, and the leaks and rumors are already flooding in. Here's what we know about Samsung's next flagship, including the Galaxy S8 release date.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date Revealed Plus New More Details Inside
According to Express, a South Korean report have claimed that the company could be planning to break with tradition and reveal its latest and greatest flagship smartphone at a standalone event in New York in April 2017.
The news was apparently revealed at a recent Samsung global strategy meeting. This would mean Samsung misses its usual reveal date at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, held this year from 27th February. The company has unveiled several of its most recent devices at the show, including the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones last year. However, it did reveal the Galaxy S4 device at an event in New York back in 2013.
Some reports claimed that the issues regarding the delay of the launch of the Galaxy S8 were due to a lack of testing on Samsung’s part as the company rushed out a device to compete with Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
We’re already hearing talk of Galaxy S8 specs, with rumored features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip, a 4K display, an ‘Edge’-style screen, and an improved camera. Indeed, there are many new rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8, including murmurs of a rear facing, optical fingerprint scanner and Bluetooth 5.0. At this time, no claims about the Galaxy S8 have been confirmed.
As reported by Trusted Reviews, Samsung could also follow Apple’s suit and ditch the headphone jack on the Galaxy S8. There are plenty of headphones already on the market that support USB Type-C, however, Samsung is rumored to be developing its own proprietary port to replace the 3.5mm port.