Galaxy S8 Unveil Rumored For MWC 2017

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The company was awarded a patent for a next generation, fold-out smartphone, according to a report from Patently Mobile.

How a Galaxy S8 image can be created from an existing Galaxy model. Considering the South Korean tech giant's previous pricing conventions, however, speculations are high that the device would be priced at a similar range as its predecessors such as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were priced at $670 and $780, respectively.

What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its shipment targets? "As the release date of the S8 [sic] has been postponed to mid-April, Samsung seems to have set a more ambitious goal than before to make up for the loss caused by the Note model, which has so far led Samsung's smartphone business every first quarter", the report cites a second source as saying. Since the key differences will now be the size, battery capacity and potentially the camera, we think Samsung might choose to go down the Apple route and call what would be the Galaxy S8 edge the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung's release date for the Galaxy S8 is still up for speculation, but industry analysts, as described in a report from the South Korean publication The Investor, speculate that the S8 would see an April 2017 release date.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors continue to trickle in, and nearly every new report has something different to state about a potential launch date. With this in mind, a price hike for the Samsung Galaxy S8 might not be coming at all.

Big changes are in store for S7 and S7 Edge users.

Latest update: Several new rumours about the Galaxy S8 have appeared on the web over the Christmas break.

Earlier today we told you that Samsung is reportedly looking to sell 60 million Galaxy S8 units this year, and now it's time for us to talk about the company's mid-range and lower-end lines in the same context.

Are you dead set on the Galaxy S8 as your 2017 smartphone purchase? This will help in enabling flexible bending of the device.

"There is a possibility of the S8 phones being showcased a month or two ahead of the actual release date", a source familiar with the matter told The Investor. Notably, Samsung sold a record 70 million handsets of the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4, and 65 million units of the 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3.