Samsung officially confirming that its new flagship, the Galaxy S8, will not launch during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. But if not then, when? With the Note7 being dead and gone for a few months now due to battery overheating issues, Samsung users are probably getting anxious for a new flagship.
According to the report, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 on April 14, and it will be the first phone to feature Qualcomm’s new processor, the Snapdragon 835. And that is precisely the reason why LG’s G6 will come with Snapdragon 821 — Samsung (who worked with Qualcomm to build the new Snapdragon chip) gets to be first in line.
Both companies were originally supposed to launch their new flagships at MWC, which kicks off on Feb. 27 in Barcelona. LG’s timeline still stands, but since Samsung pushed back its S8 launch, LG will have to launch the G6 with an older chip.
While the news is a bit disappointing to LG fans, all of this probably won’t matter too much. Snapdragon 821 is currently the fastest smartphone system-on-a-chip available, and both new phones will surely perform great, regardless of which version of Snapdragon they use.
Besides the new Snapdragon chip, the Galaxy S8 is rumored to have a new design with a radically increased screen-to-body ratio, no home button, waterproof design and a digital assistant called “Bixby.”
As far as the LG G6 goes, its launch date is known: Feb. 26, just before the start of Mobile World Congress. The phone will have a new, 18:9 screen photo and is rumored to have 6GB of RAM.