A report from earlier this month suggested that pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could begin on the 10th of April and the handset itself would be released on the 21st of April. However a follow-up report later suggested that the handset might be delayed a week to the 28th of April instead.
However according to a new report from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, he has suggested that the release of the phone is still on track for the 21st of April. It should be noted that Kuo’s track record is great when it comes to Apple predictions and rumors, so we’re not sure how accurate his claims are regarding other brands. Also we should point out that the delay was originally reported by Evan Blass, a well-known leakster with an equally impressive track record, so it’s a bit hard to say who might be right in this case.
That being said, Kuo’s report goes on to “confirm” that there will be two Galaxy S8 variants: the Galaxy S8 and the S8+. He also claims that the phones sold in the US, Japan, and China will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the version sold in other parts of the world will be powered by the Exynos 8895.
In any case this is something we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves, so do check back with us on the 29th of March for all the official details.
- Super AMOLED
- 568 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 835