Samsung Galaxy S8 release delayed, hands-on video emerges

Samsung Galaxy S8 Front Back

A flurry of Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks have emerged over the past few days, including a hands-on video, live photos, and a new release date. The handset is officially set to be launched on March 29 at an event in New York.

The common view was that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus would hit shelves on April 21. However, a person briefed on the company’s revised target told VentureBeat that the smartphones are coming out on April 28, a week later than predicted.

There’s no reason given for the delay. Samsung is likely trying to proceed carefully with the flagship phone so that it can make sure it doesn’t repeat its Galaxy Note 7 mistake from last year. The latter was the recipient of a rushed release that allowed its battery flaw to be overlooked.

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As for the live images, the alleged white Galaxy S8 can be seen with its display switched on. Its keyboard and on-screen navigation buttons are on full view, confirming the elimination of the physical home button. It’s clear from the snaps that the handset will feature a dual-curved screen and thin bezels.

The short 5-second video serves as further proof of these assumptions, showing off a black Galaxy S8 from all angles. The device’s back is seen briefly, confirming previous reports of the brand moving the fingerprint scanner to the rear surface next to the camera.

Interestingly, a new Samsung ad promoting its Exynos 8895 processor touts the CPU’s Dual ISP (Image Signal Processing) skills. The promo features a generic Galaxy phone with two shooters. While the Galaxy S8 isn’t expected to sport a twin lens system, it’s possible the Galaxy Note 8 could.