The launch date of Samsung Galaxy S8 has been postponed and will be pushed back by one week, launching by end of April.
In the beginning of the week, the launch date was said to be 21st of April, mentioning a window for pre ordering that would begin on the 10th of April. However, now it seems that it might be delayed by a week. It is to be noted that only the commercial availability of the Galaxy S8 will be delayed, whereas the public unveiling of the device has been set for the 29th of March.
Proceeding with Caution
Gordon Kelly from Forbes quotes Venture Beat, Evan Blass, stating that there is no specific reason for the updating of the schedule with regard to the launch of the flagship device, the Galaxy S8. However, it is now a well-known fact that Samsung wants to proceed slowly and cautiously with the launch of its flagship device. This is on account of the ill-fated debut of the Galaxy Note 7 last year, according to Evan Blass.
No Technical Issues
Also, there does not seem to be any technical problems that could possibly cause the delay, as the public unveiling of the Galaxy S8 is still scheduled for the 29th of March. If there were technical issues, even the public unveiling dates would have been changed.
However, the problem could also be connected with inventory. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will be bringing in major changes that have not yet been viewed in the range of Galaxy phones so far. The smartphones are sure to sell very well.
Change in Home Button
Latest video leaks for the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus show a clear look of the flagship device. Based on the leaked images, it is seen that the device comes with a secondary microphone for picking up any ambient noise. The SIM card tray in all likelihood holds a MicroSD card offering additional storage features. The device base comes with the USB C type of port for charging as well as connectivity. It also has a headphone jack of 3.5 mm offering a wired connection for audio. The standby screen is also seen and so is the software renders of the home key for the device.
Latest leaks show that the device will be available in shiny black colors. Some new videos published by the manufacturer of screen protectors. A sharp eye and effective use of the pause button has helped confirm some details regarding the external features of the Galaxy S8.
One of the major changes to be noted is that the physical home keys have been removed. There is confirmation regarding how this will work when the device is in standby modes. The OLED screen comes with an always-on feature, with the key being rendered in the software of the device, being clearly visible in the videos. The other Android keys, two in number, will form the trifecta when the user switches on the device.