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Samsung Galaxy S8 potentially launching in March 2017

By Michael Low & Cookie Monster - on 9 Nov 2016, 10:30am

Samsung Galaxy S8 potentially launching in March 2017

Contrary to an earlier report by Wall Street Journal, The Investor believes that Samsung could be launching the Galaxy S8 in March.

Multiple sources told The Investor that key suppliers have to deliver an initial batch of components for the Galaxy S8 from January  with full volume supplies starting in February. This could mean that we are looking at a launch in March.

The Investor: “Considering the parts supplies, the phone launch could come in March as usual, unlike an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal,” said a source from another supplier who also wished to be unnamed. 

A high-ranking Samsung official reportedly told ETNews that the company would not rush to launch the Galaxy S8, and it is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress 2016 in February with global availability in March. 

The Galaxy S8 is confirmed to come with a new AI assistant which enables consumers to use third-party services "seamlessly". It is said to come only in a curved screen model, a 4K display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, VR-related features, no physical home button and a dual-camera module. The success of the Galaxy S8 is critical as Samsung fights to regain consumer confidence in its products after the Galaxy Note7 saga

Source: The Investor via SamMobile.