Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S8 at a dedicated event in New York in April

Now that Samsung’s finally determined the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires, it’s being reported that it will hold off on unveiling the Galaxy S8 at MWC. Instead, it’s believed that it’ll launch the handset at a dedicated event in New York in April. The firm has allegedly made this decision so it can work with external agencies to execute plans to recover confidence from consumers before releasing a new product on the market.

It’s worth noting, however, that Samsung hasn’t officially announced its plans to take the wraps off the Galaxy S8 in New York. This news comes courtesy of participants at the global strategy meeting the firm is currently holding at its headquarters in South Korea. In line with what we’ve previously heard, Koh Dong-jin also used the conference as an opportunity to stress the importance of tightening security and minimizing the risk of leaks ahead of the release of its next flagship.

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mustaka
29 days 9 hours ago

“Samsung’s finally determined the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires”
Really?
What is it then?
They still know nothing about it. They are just trying to hide how weak and incapable they were to defend the innocency of their dearest child.

DaNoopsie
30 days 21 hours ago

I am hoping for the S8 to drop sooner that April! But if those few extra months will prevent another Note7 fiasco, then I will gladly wait longer.

ufo626
1 month 3 hours ago

That means that we will get the android n in July

maccyb
1 month 3 hours ago

No, I’m talking to a lot of beta testers, it’s almost finished for S7, S7 Edge and Note 5, plus others, we will have it in January or early February for S7 and S7 Edge, for unlocked devices anyway, who knows how long carriers will take to add their crap.

billywongwashere
1 month 8 hours ago

Interesting to delay but didn’t the s7 gain popularity and major sales because it was released early in the period of low new handsets?

April announcement means in direct competition with HTC LG and other Chinese phones?

SenorSjon
1 month 6 hours ago

2010-06 S Singapore
2011-02 S2 Barcelona MWC
2012-05 S3 London
2013-03 S4 New York
2014-02 S5 Barcelona MWC
2015-03 S6 Barcelona MWC
2016-02 S7 Barcelona MWC

The Note used to be the IFA in Germany in September. But launching the S in New York has happened before. ;)

maccyb
1 month 7 hours ago

It’s a good point you make, but LG, HTC etc are not competition to Samsung, they don’t sell enough phones and don’t even register as individual brands on global sales figures, But Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are definitely true competitors in the Android market. You are spot on there, but it’s only in the Chinese and to some extent the Indian market which are very big. I think in the end it’s better to delay and do it right, if it’s what they feel they have to do, rather than rush it to market and make mistakes as they did with Note7.

maccyb
1 month 7 hours ago

It’s a good point you make, but LG, HTC etc are not competition to Samsung, they don’t sell enough phones and don’t even register as individual brands on global sales figures, But Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are definitely true competitors in the Android market. You are spot on there, but it’s only in the Chinese and to some extent the Indian market which are very big. I think in the end it’s better to delay and do it right, if it’s what they feel they have to do, rather than rush it to market and make mistakes as they did with Note7. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3323017

maccyb
1 month 8 hours ago

It doesn’t matter about tightening security against leaks. People will make them up anyway. Most “leaks” are just guesses anyway.

 
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