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Samsung's Galaxy S8 might be more expensive and come later than expected

Samsung might decide to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S8 and increase prices.
Samsung might decide to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S8 and increase prices.
Samsung may decide to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S8 to April of next year according to sources from within the company. Due to higher production costs, the upcoming flagship might also increase in price by 15 to 20 percent.

Recently we told you that the Galaxy S8 might not come with two of its expected features. Today we have to add, that it may also be delayed and might cost you more. According to sources from within the company, who are attending a three day conference for high-ranking managers at Samsung headquarters these days, Samsung is discussing the possibility of delaying the launch of the upcoming flagship phone to April of next year and holding a launch event in New York City. Traditionally, Samsung has introduced new Galaxy-S phones during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will start at February 27th of next year.

According to analysts at Goldman Sachs who recently predicted production costs for the Galaxy S8, the next generation might cost Samsung 15 to 20 percent more than the Galaxy S7 edge did last year. This will most likely result in higher prices when the Galaxy S8 goes on sale whenever Samsung deems it ready for an official launch. Apparently, Samsung is discussing how it can regain the trust of consumers after the battery-disaster of the failed Galaxy Note 7. While Samsung itself already knows the reasons why the phone failed, it has yet to tell the public, which they are expected to do before year's end.

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-20 (Update: 2016-12-20)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Managing Editor News
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.