The Galaxy Note 7 could have been one of Samsung’s best smartphones but it ended up becoming the company’s worst tragedy. The flagship has been killed and Samsung is without a new smartphone to sell in the upcoming holiday season. This has led many to believe that perhaps the Galaxy S8 is going to be launched earlier than previously scheduled. Rumors out of Korea reiterate the possibility that Samsung might opt for an early Galaxy S8 launch to fill the void left by the Galaxy Note 7.


Samsung has traditionally launched new Galaxy S smartphones at the Mobile World Congress which normally takes place in February or March. Rumor has it that Samsung might launch the Galaxy S8 one month prior to its expected launch at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February.

Some market analysts are of the view that an early launch is only going to be counterproductive for Samsung as the company is yet to fully restore consumer trust in its brand. With painful memories of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire still fresh in consumers’ minds, perhaps an early launch will not serve the purpose the company wants it to.

Samsung is expected to introduce some major new improvements with the Galaxy S8 as it now has a point to prove as well. The company needs to show to the market that it can recover from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and continue to make great new products while ensuring that what happened with its most recent flagship doesn’t ever happen again.

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Product NameGalaxy Note 7Galaxy S7Galaxy S8
Diagonal (inches)5.7"5.1"5.8"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3500 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 823/Exynos 8893Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8Snapdragon 835
RAM Options4GB4GB4GB
Street Price$979 Galaxy Note 7 on Amazon$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon$499 Galaxy S8 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy Note 7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S8 Full specs and details
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