Analyst Believes Galaxy S8 Still on Track to Be Released on April 21
Manufacturing chipsets on the 10nm FinFET fabrication is definitely no easy task, and this is one of the reasons why Snapdragon 835 is not being produced in abundant numbers, forcing other manufacturers to resort to using Snapdragon 821 on their flagship phones (this includes the LG G6). Samsung might have pushed the official release date of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus for this very reason which is why you keep reading that both phones are going to be announced on April 28. However, one analyst is still under the impression that Samsung is going to hold onto its initial release date and not push that date to a week in advance.
KGI Securities’ Analyst Has Strong Impressions That the Galaxy S8 Will Maintain Its April 21 Release Date, Despite Rumors Suggesting Otherwise
Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable analysts when it comes to Apple products has started concerning himself with the official release date of the Galaxy S8. According to him (via 9to5Google), Samsung is going to maintain its April 21 release date of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus but there are some really exciting things that you guys should know. The resolutions of both phones are not going to measure at 2560 x 1440, but 2960 x 2400 instead, crossing the QHD fence and pouncing on the QHD+ resolution category.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a 3,000mAh, maintaining the same capacity found in the Galaxy S7, and I am disappointed to hear this because the upcoming flagship will have a screen size of 5.8 inches compared to the S7’s 5.1-inch display. With all that improved screen real-estate, a larger battery is warranted. Galaxy S8 Plus, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 3,500mAh cell underneath the hood and both models are expected to be shipped out in the 4 and 6GB RAM configurations.
4GB of RAM in a smartphone will serve your purpose quite nicely, but if you want to go all out when it comes to multitasking and opening up several applications at once, then we recommend that you go for the 6GB RAM version. Are you excited for the official announcement of the Galaxy S8? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.