Samsung Galaxy S8, the successor to the highly successful Galaxy S7, is already in the works. In fact, there have been claims that the flagship could be launched earlier in the wake of the setbacks of the Galaxy Note 7.
But a new report has surfaced with different claims, suggesting that Samsung Galaxy S8 will stick to its usual (expected) launch date, which usually coincides with the annual Mobile World Congress event. This year saw the Galaxy S7 launched a day earlier so as to give those attending the event ample time to check out the phone. The same could repeat this coming year, with the event scheduled for February 26, 2017.
An Italian leaker has come in with details of what is believed to be an invitation to the MWC 2017 event, which is kind of a surprise considering that the event is still months away. If, however, the leak is to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S8 should be announced on February 25th, a day before the main event in Barcelona, Spain.
It is not the first time the leaker has come in with similar predictions, with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Xperia X Compact being among the devices the leaker predicted their launch dates correctly. Still, it is recommended that you take this information with a grain of salt as nothing is yet to be confirmed about the Unpacked event.
At the same time, it is rumored that Samsung Galaxy S8 will borrow one of the new additions to Galaxy Note 7 – the iris scanning feature. This will add another security layer to the fingerprint scanner that should also be retained. Previous reports have also hinted at a dual-lens camera, similar to what Apple has done with the iPhone 7 Plus while Huawei and LG already did the same with their P9 and G5/V20 flagships.
Samsung is reportedly making a Snapdragon 830 SoC that will be used on the Galaxy S8. The phone will also ship with an in-house Exynos 8895 SoC. Both processors will use the 10nm process to ensure they are more power-efficient as well as smaller in size than their predecessors.