According to reports coming from South Korea, Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be released on April 18, 2017.
But it appears that the tech giant has other plans around this main release date, another report from the same region has just revealed. Apparently, we should be able to see Samsung Galaxy S8 launched at the upcoming MWC 2017 event, just like previous leaks had pointed out. In fact, many expected Samsung to keep its date with the MWC event this 2017 like it did last year and the year before.
This time around, Samsung will be holding a special event in New York City on April 18 and it is during this day that the Galaxy S8 will be released to the world. Before this happens, the MWC 2017 event may witness the pre-release of the phone, at least in small numbers.
Given that mass production of Samsung Galaxy S8 is not expected to start until March is here, the company might be forced into producing a few units just for the purpose of showcasing them at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, Spain. However, this should not mean that the phone will be available for purchase sooner – the wait will still take you to mid-April.
Samsung has set an eye on selling a mouth-watering 60 million units of the Galaxy S8, 12 million more than the estimated Samsung Galaxy S7 sales. The Galaxy S4 is so far the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S model with more than 70 million units followed by the S3’s 65 million. Whether Samsung will achieve this target with the Galaxy S8 is unknown, but the company will reportedly be producing at least 5 million units that will be rolled out during the first release of the phone.
Samsung is after cleaning its dirty linen after what happened to the Galaxy Note 7 and this upcoming Galaxy S8 is the phone tasked with this overwhelming duty. How Samsung handles it is very important and from the look of things, the company is taking great care in how it is doing things, including a delayed release for the S8 just so as to ensure that nothing is hurried like it supposedly happened with the Galaxy Note 7 as the company looked to beat Apple to the launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.