Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be launched somewhere in mid-April, with a recent report putting this date on April 15.
If this happens, it will have taken Samsung more than a year to come in with the successor to last year’s Galaxy S7, but this is deemed as a careful approach from the company following the disaster with the Note 7. Last year’s S7 and S7 Edge came at the MWC event that took place in February, just like this year, although this time it will extend a little bit into March.
In fresh leaks, it appears that Samsung wants to keep the latter date as far as unveiling the Galaxy S8 and its counterpart S8 Plus. A person who claims to be close to the company insiders says that the South Korean tech giant has plans to showcase the S8 and S8 Plus to a select few during the MWC 2017 event. The same person further notes that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be made official on March 29, with the official release expected in week 17, which is the week of April 24.
#S8 is READY & will be present to mwc,though NOT showcased to big public.. Little bird told me 3/29 , available w17, from 849 !!! #galaxyS8
— Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) January 16, 2017
If anything, it appears that some previous rumors were right about this flagship. It was recently claimed that Samsung will have a few Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus prototypes ready for the MWC 2017, launch it towards the end of March and make it official in major markets later in April. Well, if the latest development is to be believed, we should be able to see the flagship at the upcoming tech show.
This is not everything that the tipster, who goes by the Twitter handle @Ricciolo1, gives out. In addition to the official launch and release dates of Samsung Galaxy S8, the price has also been mentioned. As it is, the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone will be valued at a whopping $849. In comparison, last year’s S7 was launched with a price tag of $650 while the S7 Edge was valued at $770.
Nonetheless, if the rumored specs and features of the said Samsung Galaxy S8 are true, it might just be worth it, but not blowing up this time!
Be warned that this is just another rumor and like many others, take it with a grain of salt.