Samsung Mobile, the world’s largest supplier of smartphones, is set to launch its new baby Galaxy S8 in the US and Europe in the second week and third week of April 2017, respectively, according to various media reports.
The new device is expected to cost US$900 in the US, 820 euros in Europe and R11 426 in South Africa, according to the Galaxy S8 Info website.
Nigerian consumers should fork out N179 100 for the new device.
The South Korean manufacturer, which is still reeling from its Note7 fiasco, is preparing to produce more than 60 million units of the news device, far more than its previous generation of flagship devices, news agencies reported, adding that Galaxy S4 set a record of 70 million units sold.
Samsung profits significantly fell following the recall of N7, which disappointed Galaxy lovers and cast a doubt over the company’s capacity to make a successful comeback on the flagship cellphone market.
It is believed that Samsung rivals took advantage of its N7 blunder to sharpen their arms to prepare for the 2017 battle, which is set to be tough and merciless.
Galaxy S8 Info said: “Samsung Galaxy S8 release date rumors is great news for the tech manufacturer as launching the new wares before everyone else is always good for business.
“The GS8 and GS8 Edge will be facing some fierce competition in 2017 with LG looking to launch both the LG Flex 4 and LG G6 around the same time.”
Some features of the upcoming device include: battery 4 200mAh, camera front 9.0 megapixels and camera rear 30 megapixels, colours: black blue, gold and white, memory: 64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with SD cards, and current Android operating system 2017.
Corning gorilla Glass 5, 4GLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector, RAM 6GB, processor 3.2 GHZ processor, and screen resolution 4096 x 2160.