Samsung Galaxy S8: Updated Specs Cause Delayed Release

There is a lot of pressure on Samsung to release the next best smartphone with its upcoming Galaxy S8. And while reports have been claiming some pretty stellar specs and features, the Korean tech giant is undoubtedly not going to release a flop - even if that means a delay in release. The company is reportedly moving the unveiling from February to April.

According to iDigitalTimes, Samsung officials hinted that they already had a release date planned for the Galaxy S8 even before the Note 7 was released and correspondingly discontinued. Changing this date was said to be "realistically impossible." Historically, S devices have been revealed between February and March, but this may no longer be the case.

According to the publication, the tech giant is said to be considering a stand alone event, which will be hosted in April. This April event would theoretically replace the Mobile World Congress in February. It would be an unprecedented move, but it would be strategic, as Apple is reportedly releasing the much awaited 10-year anniversary iPhone 8/ in September.

However, it could be that Samsung is simply using this time to better the Galaxy S8, as there is a lot of expectations for the flagship that will follow the Galaxy Note 7, which negatively placed its mark in smartphone history. As its comeback device, the Korean tech giant will definitely put all it has on the upcoming unit. And the pressure of a quick release might pale in comparison to producing a stellar device.

GSMArena notes that the Galaxy S8 might arrive with as much as 8GB of RAM instead of the originally reported 6GB. Furthermore, it is said to run on an in-house SoC, which is produced by the 10 nm process. The device is also said to spot UFS 2.1 flash storage and will come in two size variants - 5 inches and 6 inches.

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