The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge are the most powerful smartphones which will release next year in 2017. The next flagship was expected, or we can say that it is still expected on 26th of February 2017 before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. However, another rumor has just popped up about Samsung Galaxy S8 release delay. Not only that, but the price of Galaxy increased too, by 20 percent. All these and much more in this article, read on.
(Update 1: 17 February 2017) Samsung Galaxy S8 release delayed due to some ambiguous reasons, but now it is scheduled on 21st of April 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Delay
So it was expected that Samsung would release its next flagship during the MWC event like its predecessor Galaxy S7. However, the earlier rumors were suggesting the delay in the release date and those rumors are back again. The latest rumors are predicting April as the month of Galaxy S8 release date.
The news says that Samsung is still recovering from the fiasco of Galaxy Note 7. Samsung is also working with external agencies to regain the confidence of the customers before they finally release their make or break flagship.
Do keep in mind that it is just the rumor right now and we can take it with just a pinch of salt. We will see more talks like this one about the Galaxy S8 until the official announcement by Samsung. However, Samsung did not confirm anything official yet.
Galaxy S8 Price Increased By 20 Percent
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost more than current crop price with a reported price hike of 20 percent.
According to the report by Goldman Sachs, they estimate that Samsung consumers can expect up to 15 to 20 percent more if we compare its price to the Galaxy S7. The reason behind this could be enhanced Al digital assistant that Samsung would feature in Galaxy S8 and other raw material costs.