It is no secret that Samsung would love to avoid another Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The Korean company is working hard on the new flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. Previously, the device was expected for a March launch, after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Just for info, the MWC is scheduled for February 27 – March 2, and fans expected the new Galaxy S8 phone to hit the market later in March. However, new report suggest we might wait a bit longer for the S8.
Release Date Rumors
The new report shades light on the timeline for the new Samsung Galaxy S8. According to the rumors, the Korean company will order the first batch of parts for the S8 in January. That is when the assembling will start, and the company will have its first prototype.
As per the development timeline, after Samsung gets the first prototypes, the company will start testing the product. If you remember, one of the reasons why the Note 7 exploded was due to lack of testing.
Samsung will order the second, and the larger batch of parts for the Galaxy S8 in February. In February, Samsung will have more refined units. Mass production starts in March, just days after the announcement at the Mobile World Congress. That being said, if mass production starts in March, the phone will hit the market in April. That is few weeks later than previously expected.
Specs rumors and confirmations
The same report confirms some of the rumored specs of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. According to the report, the 5.1 inches QHD display is a certain thing. We also know that the S8 will have 90% screen to body ratio. The iris scanner is also confirmed.
The dual camera setup was also confirmed, and we are looking at 12MP and 13MP sensors. However, we do not know yet how they will work. So far, different companies are using dual camera setup for a different goal. For example, HTC uses the second sensor for depth sensing, while Huawei uses to improve low-light photography. LG and Apple, two of Samsung’s biggest competitors, use dual camera setup for different focal length.
More testing – better product
Fans are eager to get a new flagship device. Samsung is also eager to put new product on the market. But what happened with the Note 7 was because of lack of testing. The battery went berserk, and the phone exploded.
If Samsung experiences the same disaster with the S8, the company might never recover from the failed experiment. That being said, pushing back the launch date will angry some fans, but in the end, it is for the greater good.