The Samsung Galaxy S8 could be Samsung’s hope to redeem itself in the smartphone game. After the company suffered big losses from their exploding Galaxy Note 7, a Galaxy S8 release would somehow win patrons back to their brand.
Recent rumors suggest that Samsung would release its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 in mid April. According to an industry insider, the electronics giant has postponed the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from its usual March launch, to mid April.
GALAXY S8 RELEASE DATE
Samsung Electronics has set a shipment goal of 60 million units this year for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, the report stated. This is way higher than its previous flagship models. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge sold about 48 million handsets in 2016. The company has expectations of higher popularity of its latest device after
The publication claims Samsung will begin mass production of the Galaxy S8 in March, which makes sense for an April release. Samsung will begin rolling out 5 million units of the S8 each month after March when it starts receiving components from its suppliers. Some secondary parts might not be delivered until April.
The Galaxy S8 flagship will launch precisely on Tuesday, April 18, the publication further said citing other media outlets. This coincides with the earlier Galaxy S8 launch rumors. Previous leaks indicated Samsung will host a standalone launch event for the device in New York in April.
Samsung, however, declined to confirm details regarding the device launch. Cho Seo-hee, a company spokesperson, told The Investor, “We cannot confirm the details of the Galaxy S8 launch.”
GALAXY S8 MWC LAUNCH?
Still, despite these reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 could first be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in late February. A previous report from the same publication hinted that the flagship will make an early appearance than the proposed release date.