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Galaxy S8 coming week beginning April 17, report suggests

Some news outlets also report that the S8 will be released precisely on Tuesday, April 18.

Published onJanuary 10, 2017

Samsung Electronics could release the Samsung Galaxy S8 in mid-April, according to a report from The Investor. The Korean business news site received the information from an industry source, who suggested that the new flagship phone could appear specifically in the third week of April, on the condition of anonymity.

The Investor also claims that some news outlets have suggested that the S8 would be released precisely on Tuesday, April 18. Cho Seo-hee, a spokesperson of Samsung Electronics, responded to the claims by saying, “We cannot confirm the details of the Galaxy S8 launch.”

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The proposed April release date would be in keeping with those of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, though Samsung was early in its yearly release cycle with the Galaxy S7, which arrived in March 2016. The suspected extra month of development time for the Galaxy S8 may help Samsung in its quality assurance checks, something it will be keen to focus on following the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 7.

Other recent rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8 include that it will ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack, like Apple on the iPhone 7, along with its characteristic home button. Find out more details in our video below.

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