It’s been a rough couple months for Samsung. After the debacle that was the Note 7, complete with not one, but two recalls, the Korean company is looking to turn its fortunes around with its next flagship—the Galaxy S8.
To make sure it gets everything right, Samsung won’t be rushing to release the Galaxy S8 ahead of schedule. According to ETNews, a Samsung employee stated, “Currently we do not have any plans to release the Galaxy S8 early.”
This news comes as no surprise seeing as many of the problems with the Galaxy Note 7 can be attributed to a sped-up release cycle that aimed to capitalize on Apple’s incremental iPhone upgrade. Unfortunately, the approach backfired. Samsung seems to be trying to cover all of its bases before it releases another flagship phone.
Can we trust the Galaxy S8?
Consumer trust in Samsung is at an all-time low, but a flagship with every spec imaginable might be enough to put the Galaxy Note 7 disaster behind them. Early rumors suggest the S8 will pack out-of-this-world specs, including a 4K display and 6GB of RAM. This has us salivating for the new Samsung flagship, but we’ll have to wait a few more months before we get our hands on it.
Look for the phone to be announced in February around the same time as Mobile World Congress, with a March release date, if Samsung sticks to its standard schedule.