It looks like Samsung could be a little late to the game with its yearly flagship launch this time around.
According to a report from The Investor, industry sources say we won’t see the Galaxy S8 until mid-April this year. In the past, Samsung has almost always released its handset in March, as was the case with last year’s Galaxy S7.
“Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the release schedule has been set in mid-April, possibly in the third week,” an industry source told The Investor.
If the report turns out to be true, this would give LG ample opportunity to bring its own flagship to the market before Samsung could launch its own. LG is rumored to make the G6 available on March 10, a little over a month before Samsung’s flagships, if there’s any merit to this report.
No matter what happens, Samsung is expecting the Galaxy S8 to be a big hit. The company is aiming for 10 million in initial sales, but is getting logistics in place for a cumulative 60 million sales. That works out to be around 12 million more sales than the Galaxy S7 last year.
Samsung may actually wind up skipping a MWC 2017 announcement, instead opting to make one in early April at a venue in New York City. Of course, since there are conflicting reports out in the wild, we’ll just have to wait and see what actually happens.
source: The Investor