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Samsung Galaxy S8 leak suggests MWC 2018 reveal

Samsung Galaxy S8 leak suggests MWC 2018 reveal
Samsung Galaxy S8 leak suggests MWC 2018 reveal
The manufacturer may be sticking to its initial plans of unveiling the Galaxy S7 successor at MWC 2018 despite the continuing Note 7 troubles. Additional rumors point to a 5.5-inch AMOLED UHD display and up to 8 GB of RAM.

According to online reports from South Korean ET news, the successor to the current Galaxy S7 flagship will be unveiled on or just prior to the opening keynote of next year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This would follow in the footsteps of the reveals of previous Galaxy S smartphones and would be the first major public announcement from Samsung following the ongoing Note 7 brouhaha.

Nonetheless, the source claims that the actual launch of the Galaxy S8 may be delayed as the current focus throughout the company is to pinpoint the cause (or causes) of the exploding batteries and to reestablish public confidence in Samsung products. Furthermore, additional resources are being poured onto the safety aspects of the Galaxy S8 and this would only add delays to the launch of the smartphone.

Chinese blog Weibo has leaked details on a Samsung phablet that could potentially be the unannounced Galaxy S8. Accordingly, the S8 could be shipping with a 5.5-inch AMOLED UHD display, either 6 GB to 8 GB of RAM, and either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC or an Exynos 8895 depending on the region. 

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Allen Ngo, 2016-10-29 (Update: 2016-10-29)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.