The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 was expected to release on 26th of February 2017. However, last week, it was reported that Samsung might delay their release till the April. We did not know the reasons of that but now the latest news suggesting that Galaxy S8 release delayed due to the shortage of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Not only Galaxy S8 but another smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6 is facing the same problem.
(Update 1: 17 February 2017) Yes, we all know that the release date was delayed, but now we have news from authentic sources that Samsung will release Galaxy S8 on 21st of April 2017.
Galaxy S8 Release Delayed Due To The Shortage Of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
So, according to the report, Samsung is not getting enough supply from the current production capacity to meet the required quantity of processors from Qualcomm. Although, Samsung will feature Qualcomm Snap Dragon 835 processor in the US variant only. Exynos 8895 Octa will be used outside the US.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 was initially thought to be released on 26th of February before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) or at the MWC which will be held from 27th February to 2nd of March 2017 in mobile’s world capital Barcelona, Spain.
Now, it is expected that the launching ceremony of Galaxy S8 will take place in New York in the month of April 2017.
Samsung is not only facing supply and demand issue, but according to the Korean website Naver, Samsung is working with external agencies to regain and retrieve the trust and confidence of its users after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
Samsung recently held a meeting of a global strategy which was attended by 400 overseas and domestic leader to chalk out the future strategy.
According to the latest report, Samsung may feature a massive 6 inches screen almost like phablet, and they are adding S Pen stylus as the external accessory. These two things reflect that Samsung may ditch the Galaxy Note 8 in 2017.