If there is one thing that seems to be consistent as far as speculation as to why the Galaxy Note 7 handsets have been catching on fire, it would be that in a bid to beat Apple to the market and get the jump on the supposed “boring” iPhone 7, Samsung had rushed the development of the phone which could have led to some design errors that could have been the culprit.
You can only imagine that when we heard the rumors that the Galaxy S8 could be launched early to help erase the incident from the minds of customers, we were worried since another rushed phone did not seem like the best idea. The good news is that will not be happening as Samsung has since refuted the claims (via SamMobile).
According to an unnamed Samsung official, “Even before we released Galaxy Note 7, we had a separate plan to announce Galaxy S8. Pushing release date forward all of sudden is something that is realistically impossible.” At this point it is unclear as to when the Galaxy S8 will be launched, although the Galaxy S7 was announced in February which means that we’re probably looking at a similar date.
Whether or not this is considered “early” is unknown, but basically it sounds like Samsung will not be rushing out with the Galaxy S7. In the meantime the good news is that Samsung has also recently confirmed that Note 7 customers in Korea will be eligible for 50% off the Galaxy S8 if they decide that they have no qualms about purchasing another Samsung phone.
- Super AMOLED
- 568 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 835