Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and teaser video to appear this month

Chris Burns - Feb 15, 2017, 11:57am CST
Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and teaser video to appear this month

The release date for the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been tipped to appear at a special event in Barcelona this February. The timing of the release of the smartphone – or smartphones – won’t likely also be in February, but the first hype video and release date has been rumored to be appearing during Samsung’s MWC appearance. That same event will likely play host to the company’s newest tablet, one that’s been tipped to fill part of the temporary void left by the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s appearance at Mobile World Congress 2017 will be brief. So said Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile communications at Samsung. Dong-jin was also suggested to be meeting with press immediately following the unveiling – or teaser of an unveiling – of the Galaxy S8 near the end of this month. At that time, we can pretty safely assume that case-makers will already be hard at work.

The Samsung press event for Mobile World Congress 2017 is set for February 26th, 2017. At that event we’ll expect several lesser devices – wearables, perhaps – and a high-end tablet. Have a peek at our feature “Galaxy Tab S3 renders seem to release all details” to learn more.

Rumors also suggest that the teaser video for the Galaxy S8 – at that MWC 2017 event – will show the Galaxy S8 event scheduling. It’s been suggested that the big Galaxy S8 New York City-stationed event will take place on March 29th. A little less than a month later on April 21st, the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 might well take place.

Samsung Galaxy S8
• Display: 5.8in Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2650 (2K) Gorilla Glass
• Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Samsung Exynos 10-nm
• RAM: 4GB RAM
• Back Camera: 16MP, f/1.7 optics, 4K video, dual-LED flash
• Front-facing camera: 8MP wide-angle lens with f/1.7 optics
• Battery: 3,000mAh
• Internal Storage: 64GB, w/256GB microSD card slot
• Other Features: Fingerprint scanner, Metal frame, Wireless charging, USB-C

Above and below you’ll find a set of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. One could also suggest that this device will be called the Samsung Galaxy S8+. All of the specifications listed in this article are based on anonymously-shared insider tips, rumors, and assumptions made based on past releases.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus)
• Display: 6.2in Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2650 (2K) Gorilla Glass
• Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Samsung Exynos 10-nm
• RAM: 4GB RAM
• Camera: 16MP, f/1.7 optics, 4K video, dual-LED flash
• Front-facing camera: 8MP wide-angle lens with f/1.7 optics
• Battery: 3,500mAh
• Internal Storage: 64GB, w/256GB microSD card slot
• Other Features: Fingerprint scanner, Metal frame, Wireless charging, USB-C

Until Samsung has their big event, no set of specifications or details is official. We’ll have to wait for Samsung to release their own set of details before we can guarantee anything solid. Have a peek at the timeline below for additional information about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and beyond.

VIA: HankYung


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