Samsung is expected to hold a dedicated Galaxy S8 event in New York next April, according to the latest reports out of South Korea. The launch has reportedly been delayed to give Samsung a chance to regain the trust of its fans following the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
Samsung traditionally launches its next-generation Galaxy S devices at Mobile World Congress in late February, but the Galaxy S8 unveiling has added importance. With the Note 7 no longer available, it will be the firm’s first flagship device in over a year.
It doesn’t just need to be a big seller, then — the Galaxy S8 series also needs to reassure fans that Samsung can continue to build stellar smartphones that don’t have major design flaws.
According to Naver, Samsung is in “consultation with external agencies” and making plans to recover consumer confidence before the Galaxy S8 arrives. To ensure it has plenty of time to do that, the Galaxy S8’s launch has been delayed, the report claims.
Samsung is said to have told attendees at its global strategy meeting in South Korea this week that the Galaxy S8 will get a dedicated launch event in New York in April. This corroborates previous reports that have claimed the new lineup will arrive two months later this year.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed any of this, however, so it should still be considered speculation for now. But it’s probably best you don’t get your hopes up for the Galaxy S8 in February.