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No early launch for the Galaxy S8 ‘confirmed’

The Galaxy Note 7 is fast morphing into a potential disaster for Samsung. Some have suggested that the company should just discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 and opt for an early launch of the Galaxy S8 instead to try and contain the fallout of the botched launch of its latest flagship. Samsung hasn’t commented on the matter as yet and has given no indication which might suggest that it’s considering dumping the Galaxy Note 7. That might not happen because it has been “confirmed” that the Galaxy S8 will be launched as per schedule.

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S series handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona every year. It unveiled the Galaxy S7 at MWC 2016 and was expected to do the same for the Galaxy S8 next year. MWC 2017 takes place from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona and Twitter leaker Ricciolo says that it has been confirmed to him that there will be no early launch for the Galaxy S8. He has also shared an image of what appears to be a Samsung graphic for the MWC 2017 event which mentions that the Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event is going to take place as expected on February 26.

Despite multiple reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 units facing the same issue as the recalled units Samsung is yet to make a decision on whether it will continue to sell the flagship or take the hit and discontinue it. Reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 7 was rushed to beat the iPhone 7 and perhaps that’s why it’s facing these issues. If that really is the case I don’t think many at Samsung would be in favor of rushing the Galaxy S8 as well.

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rainerm
rainerm

So glad I have no shares of Samsung. The disaster started when they felt that SD cards aren’t needed anymore and needed a a lot of months until they learned their lesson. They still haven’t learned that replaceable batteries are essential for many people. Nowadays this feature would even seem to save lives :(. Nevertheless, they keep playing with removing features. The rumour that they may remove the home button would probably be the final step before going out of (phone) business. I got hold of a Sony tablet which is fast and nice but has the usual 3 buttons… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

How do you get access to Samsung unpacked? Can you just turn up and get a seat? I’d like to go to both MWC and IFA next year

sanayp
sanayp

That was happens if you rush and release things before.

The Iphone never explodes does it? Haha

Constantine87
Constantine87

At least two iphones 7 has been comfirmed to blow up untill now, as pocketnow channel said. And iPhone4 used to do the same because
“we held it wrong” which was a way for apple to tell its a user fault. So don’t get your hopes up. Lots of phones blown up. Remember last post about 6 year old kid being burned by the Note 7? It was actually a Core Prime actually. Media don’t even bother to check their info.