The Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Now Release On April 28th Owing To Possible 10nm Delays
A while back, before the MWC, we heard reports surface about delayed 10nm production. Samsung and TSMC were suffering yield issues and as a result, a lot of manufacturers were expected to wait it out for 10nm processors. In fact, production constraints are also one reason manufacturers such as LG and HTC can’t use the Snapdragon 835 in their current flagships. Now, looks like Samsung will have to wait a bit longer to release the Galaxy S8 for the general public.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Release On April 28th According To The Latest
Samsung is being extra cautious with the Galaxy S8, at least according to the rumors. The company’s in a very delicate position at the moment. Not only is the company in some deep waters due to the Galaxy Note 7 failure, but its also facing prosecution from the South Korean government. De-facto Samsung head and heir apparent, Mr. Jay Lee is set to appear before court this Thursday. The charges against him include bribing government aides to facilitate favorable business acquisitions. Samsung denies any wrong doing.
Now, famous tipster, Evan Blass is back with information on the Galaxy S8. According to Blass, the device will now release on April 28th. This sets the date back by one week. Reasons for the delay include alleged quality control and production delays for the Snapdragon 835, on both Samsung and Qualcomm’s ends. Blass isn’t sure about the exact reason though, only that the rumored release will now take place a week later.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be feature packed devices. They’ll come with an unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio, facilitated by decreased top and bottom bezels. There won’t be a flats screen version of the Galaxy S8 to hit the market this year either. Iris scanning will make it on the pair and we’ll also see the Snapdragon 835 coupled with 4/6GB RAM. The selling point for the pair will be their screen, as the flagship world in general starts to adopt new dimensions and desing.
At the software end, the Galaxy S8 lineup will feature two new add-ons. The fist is Samsung’s very own virtual assistant, termed as Bixby. Bixby will have a dedicated button on the devices and will do everything Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri are able to do. The second will be desktop-esque connectivity, termed Dex. Through it, you’ll be able to hook and share your 10nm processing resources in a PC like manner. Impressed? Thoughts? Let us now what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.