Talks about Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8 are getting louder though it is still months away from actually seeing the light of day. The device may get undue attention as well as scrutiny following the debacle of the Galaxy Note 7, and several reports have suggested that it would be released earlier than initially planned, but that is very unlikely to happen.
It was earlier speculated that Samsung might release its Galaxy S8 early following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The company was forced to stop the production and sales of its latest Note device after receiving several reports of the device exploding due to a faulty battery.
However, a Samsung official has reportedly told ETNews that there are no plans of releasing the Galaxy S8 early. The source went on to say that the company had a separate plan for the upcoming handset before the Galaxy Note 7 was released and it won't be possible to release it early.
Samsung hasn't revealed the release date of the Galaxy S8 but it is expected to be unveiled on February 26, a day ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) in Barcelona. The report holds some waters as the Galaxy S7 will complete a year cycle in the market by then.
The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed anything about its upcoming next-generation device but leaks have exposed almost every detail about it. An official from one of Samsung's parts suppliers for the Galaxy S8 has even told Korea Herald on condition of anonymity that the device will feature a dual-lens camera and an iris scanner which was introduced in the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.
It is reported that the Galaxy S8 will come in two variants – one with a 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution, and the other with a 5.5-inch 4K panel (806 ppi pixel density). The two variants are expected to share other features like a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 10nm-based Exynos processor, a Mali-G71 GPU, a 12MP S5K2L2 sensor and a 13MP sensor made by Sony in the rear, and an 8MP front-snapper.