Samsung will start conducting tests for its Galaxy S8 in January and initiate selling it in March
Samsung Electronic KRW5000 (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) was surrounded by speculations of launching the Galaxy S8 earlier in order to remove the disastrous Note 7 incidents from customers’ minds. According to reports from ‘The investor’, the South Korean company is going to begin tests for the Galaxy S8 from January and the phablet will go on sale by March at the MWC. The early launch could also aid Samsung in covering the damage it had to face due to the two major Note 7 recalls and recently 2.8 million of washing machines.
There have been speculations that Samsung might delay the S8’s launch from March to April instead. However, that will not make a major difference. This prediction might be wrong, as one of Samsung’s major suppliers said that they’ll be giving components for the Galaxy S8 to the company in January. The key suppliers made this revelation on November 8, Tuesday, informing that the major shipment of components will being in February. This is a major indication that Samsung could start the tests in January with shipments taking place in February.
It should not come as a surprise that Samsung will take its sweet time on its impatiently waited for smartphone because of the problems it has faced in the past, causing it to lose billions of dollars. However, if the launch is pushed to April instead, it would be new as the tech giant reveals most of its products at the yearly Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will undergo more tests in comparison to most of the company’s previous products in order to make sure that phone does not cause problems similar to the Galaxy note 7; it is definitely better to be safe than sorry. The good news is that customer who purchased the faulty Note 7 will get a discount on the Galaxy S8. A new AI assistant might also be coming with the Galaxy S8, but no Home button.