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Galaxy S8 release might be advanced due to the Galaxy Note 7 recall

It has been over a week since Samsung confirmed the global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to faulty batteries. Samsung has stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7 across the globe and sales are likely to remain suspended until it provides replacement inventory because customers who need to exchange their existing units are definitely going to be prioritized. Only then will Samsung resume sales and the company is yet to announce a timeframe for that.

Some analysts believe that this is going to force Samsung to advance the Galaxy S8 release next year. This could be a possibility given that Samsung hasn’t had ample time to sell its latest flagship smartphone. It has had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 merely two weeks after the new flagship was released and it’s expected that sales might not be resumed in some key markets like the United States until October.

Samsung will have to make up for lost time and we can surely expect a marketing blitz for the Galaxy Note 7 after this entire debacle is over as the company tries to rebuild consumer confidence in its new phablet. Analysts believe that launching a new flagship smartphone is going to be a more realistic solution to deal with this recall debacle. An early launch of the Galaxy S8 could help Samsung reduce sales impact from the recall. Samsung may have to spend a lot of money to convince customers that the Galaxy Note 7 – which now has a tainted reputation – is safe. Dare I say it would be easier to make customers focus on its next latest and greatest smartphone where no lingering concerns about exploding batteries exist.

This is all speculation at this point in time as the company hasn’t said anything about the Galaxy S8 at this point in time. Samsung traditionally launches new Galaxy S flagships at the Mobile World Congress and next year’s MWC takes place in February so it’s already quite early. Just how soon the launch could take place next year than MWC in February is anybody’s guess right now.

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alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

It should be like this if this can be possible 1 model number for each variant if possible(i.e. SM-G940F for S8 and SM-G945F for edge) 128 GB must be the base model IR blaster Hybrid SD/UFS Card slot Pure Dual SIM(not hybrid) Developer privileges for freezing the Knox Counter to 0x0 as having it barred on showing its potential by rooting, then testing specialised apps on it will be cumbersome to developers as there are some apps depend on root to work Kernel source code for Exynos must be published fully according to GPL Official AOSP for devs and lastly… Read more »

GNoteuser
GNoteuser

For the love of God, do not advance the release. take the needed amount of time to fully test the device. We don’t need a QC issue again…

abhishek4ever
abhishek4ever

The first thing i really want samsung should add in there fingerprint scanner phones is that when we user place there fingers in the scanner they automatically detect the finger n unlock the phones…n skip the process of pressing any physical buttons.. .

Cristian Andreini
Cristian Andreini

S8 should launch alongside footnote 8 and replacing the latter to all buyers of Note 7, if the Note 8 will be equal to S8. Cheer up Samsung. Regards!

gtone339
gtone339

Don’t launch products out unless the product has been thoroughly tested out in various conditions Samsung!! And never go aggressive towards your rivals as well!

sociologist
sociologist

Samsung has been rushing out their new devices ever since the S6 didn’t sell/failed because of the new designs The S Series was always released in late April early May. Until the S6. The S6 didn’t sell well so they rushed out the Note 5 and the S6 Edge +. The Note series was always released in late October, early November for the Note 1-4. The Note 5 didn’t sell well so they released the Galaxy S 7 series in March. The S7 series did sell better than the other previous series, but Samsung had several flops. So they released… Read more »

j2001m
j2001m

They need to call it the note edge 2

perfectsolo
perfectsolo

Samsung should not be doing everything by itself. Why not allow TCL to be the battery supplier for all their flagships instead of gambling on their reputation?

Secondly, if they hadn’t copied Apple’s precedence of embedded batteries and waterproof, we wouldn’t be hearing about recalls but battery replacement.

Samsung should realise that their fans have taste unlike Apple fans who applaud everything Apple offers them. If we are comfortable with Apple’s offerings we would have gone for their devices. Copying them means their own is better. Is that what Samsung is telling us?

Ionut Ciprian
Ionut Ciprian

1st – do you think an exploded battery will not completly destroy the phone, embeded or removable?

2nd – if i remember correctly Galaxy S5 was the first watterproof device. What has Apple to do with this? Who copied who?

3rd – about TCL, it’s all about costs.

And a question: there are so many alternatives on the market, what kept you from picking up another device. Are you blindfolded? Didn’t you know about non removable battery?
Or is the only was to throw dirt into something?

sandler777
sandler777

I don’t think you understood his point about the batteries. Most of the 2.5 million devices sold have not exploded. If there was a removable battery then Samsung would simply need to send 2.5 million batteries to owners who have a device that has not exploded.

So to answer your question, an embedded or removable battery that explodes would destroy the phone but this is completely irrelevant to the OP.

Sarper94
Sarper94

Waterproof phones became popular with Sony Xperia Z. Not Galaxy S5.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

No one bought the Xperia Z.

ViZaRD23
ViZaRD23

That doesn’t take away the fact that there were “mainstream” Water-Resistant/Waterproof phones BEFORE the S5 (and the iPhone 7/7+ obviously…). Motorola Defy for example. And the Xperia Z lineup didn’t sell well in the US, but it did sell a fair amount in Europe and other regions like South America and Asia.

vbx
vbx

Yes, but how many UN-EXPLODED phones have to be replaced by Samsung instead of just the battery?

S6Edge
S6Edge

Just a question anybody can answer, can Samsung increase the megapixel of its flagship’s cameras without losing the great features of the current cameras like on the S7edge? Just curious…

maccyb
maccyb

A very good question. The problem is more pixels can contribute to bad quality low light shots even with a 1.7 aperture as lens movement is restricted and hasn’t the flexibility of a DSLR. If they can solve that problem we could see high mp cameras again in the future. Processing power is also a problem as experienced on Sony high MP phone cameras where the phone froze or shut down just taking pics, and video was a disaster. Of course it did have the Snapdragon 810 which was a bad SoC.

Sarper94
Sarper94

Yes they can but that would make the camera sensor both bigger and thicker unless they come up with a new technology.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

They could also quit slimming down phones until it is as thin as paper. A bit bigger phone without the camere module sticking out has loads of advantages. For example, there is room for a removable battery that can also be a lot bigger. 5.000 mAh, here we come! It also has more room to cool the processor and charging systems.

scottblaq
scottblaq

True senorsjon that was some awesome point…..

scottblaq
scottblaq

Sorry I was supposed to do a vote up for you, so far so good, this is the best comment so far, I own an s7 edge and I can swear it’s one of the best phone camera have ever seen , thanks for the comment and sorry about the vote down

ijazali
ijazali

I love all these fanboys and girls just going on about this whole note 7 fiasco with no hard facts.

Let me say this. All phones are prone to explosions. They all use lithium ion batteries. There I just saved you pointless arguing and bias you’ll find in all the comment sections. There is no room for intelligent non bias discussion nowadays..

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Up until the Note 5. the Note 1-4 was usually available in October. So I don’t see that much issue with it. Samsung rushed production for the second time with the Note 7 and literally got burned for the decision.

perfectsolo
perfectsolo

Is the phone faulty as a result of hasty release? It is only the batteries. If they had given their fans the usual removable batteries we wouldn’t be hearing about recalls.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

With the integrated battery, I consider it the phone to be at fault. SDI did make a mistake, perhaps cost and/or time driven.

And there is more to it as well, since the N7 has no real updates on the S7E.

ThaiM
ThaiM

Lame speculation there Sammobile.

MStuart
MStuart

Sure, let’s rush it out of the door. That will ensure proper quality tests are done this time.

herpherpherp
herpherpherp

Hey Samsung, you can fix all this by releasing the “S8+” edition in 5.7 / 5.8″. Make the phone flat, take out the pen, use the pen space for the battery, you got yourself a damn good phone.
You can still make ammends here.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

I’d buy the shit out of that if they kept the note 7 design but introduced a glass home button.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Definitely not a good idea to bring the S8 earlier. Should in fact make it later to reassure the public that they’re doing strenuous testing on it and making it the best there is.

S6Edge
S6Edge

True. I agree.

sortner
sortner

If they bring out a new model now – then the Note7 is dead…

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Well, perhaps they could give it a sensible price then. 😉

iMember
iMember

If they bring the Galaxy S8 now – the iPhone 7 is dead…

Reeneman
Reeneman

I´m not sure if a earlier release of the s8 would be good in terms of quality.