Samsung Galaxy S8 release date & specs update: Special launch event hinted; Device may have Snapdragon & Exynos processor variants

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Employees walk past a building of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, November 8, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Fresh reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset will skip MWC 2017 as Samsung is planning a special event for the release of the handset. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released during MWC 2016 and that’s why many were expecting the successor to be unveiled during the MWC 2017 in February. However, that seems unlikely. Samsung could be hosting an event in April 2017 in New York when the highly-anticipated handset will be released.

According to a report in SamMobile, the South Korean tech behemoth has taken this decision so that it can work with external agencies and execute plans for recovering confidence from consumers and subsequently releasing a new product on the market. Even though Samsung hasn’t confirmed the New York event for the Galaxy S8 release, participants at a global strategy meeting reportedly confirmed the news.

If this turns out to be true, Samsung fans will be doubly excited as the Galaxy S8 device will be getting its very own special event. Samsung is doing so to create more hype around its flagship device and not just rush into another product launch. The company has learnt from the Galaxy Note 7 disaster and will be taking extra-cautious steps in 2017. Fans won’t mind waiting for some more time before they get their hands on a flawless smartphone marvel.

Latest reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be sporting a 10nm 8GB RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. It could be released in two variants, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Earlier reports on the device had suggested a 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. A Snapdragon 835 chipset, already announced by Qualcomm, may be used in the flagship device. An Exynos 8895 processor variant could also be released.

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