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Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release delay as possible specs emerge

Samsung had a mixed time of things last year with the release of the S7 and S7 Edge proving to be hugely successful before the fateful arrival of the short lived Note 7, but this didn’t stop the company seeing profits leap 50%. Now for 2017 it seems the Samsung Galaxy S8 will see a release delay as some possible specs emerge.

Normally we can expect to see the first flagship smartphone offering from Samsung at the beginning of the Mobile World Congress event that kicks off next month in Barcelona, Spain. This year though the company has confirmed the handset will not be ready in time for the event, but while not going officially into reasons for the delay you would have thought it would be due to the battery problems that the withdrawn Note 7 suffered.

In the mean time some Galaxy S8 specifications have possibly emerged along with a possible release date. An article by The Guardian is quoting anonymous sources that claim the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with what is being called an “infinity” display that will have virtually no bezels surrounding it.

The report claims the handset will come in variants of sizes between 5.0 and 6.0 inches much like the Galaxy S7, but unlike last year both versions will have curved screens. Due to the real estate of the displays the Galaxy S8 will most likely have no home button so the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the rear of the handset, and there will likely be an iris scanner that was found on the ill-fated Note 7.

Powering the new smartphone is claimed to be the new Octa-core Qualcomm 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor that has four cores clocked at 2.45GHz and four cores at 1.9GHz. Other specs are claimed to include an improved camera with “built-in object recognition”, USB-C, AI assistant, and 64GB of on-board storage that can be expanded further by microSD card.

It is being claimed that Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy S8 sometime in March with a release the following month, but with any new device we won’t know for sure until the company begins sending invites out for the event.

Will you be considering the Samsung Galaxy S8?

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