Samsung Galaxy S8 release date rumors: Flagship out Q1 2017 based on the company's previous Galaxy S releases

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With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mostly getting positive reviews albeit its steep price, longtime and would-be Samsung users are now counting the days until the South Korean company finally unleashes their top-of-the-line smartphone yet the Galaxy S8. The current word on the street is that the next-generation smartphone will be launched sometime during the first quarter of 2017.

Reports suggest that if consumers were to base the whim of the company in presenting its Galaxy S final renders, it is expected that it could arrive between the months of March and April. Fans might recall that Galaxy S5 came out in April 2014, while the recently rolled out Galaxy S7 hit the stores over five months ago. Given this, it won’t be surprising if the Galaxy S8 will be market-ready during the given time frame.

Even though its expected release date is still quite way off, rumors about the handset have been making rounds as early as the Galaxy S7’s release. Hearsay has it that the Galaxy S8 will be sporting a 5-inch super AMOLED video and image display terminal with an 847-pixel per inch image clarity. Moreover, it is said that the smartphone could have a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 9-megapixel front shooter, with its back lens donning attributes like LED flash, automatic image focus, and stabilization features.

In addition, now that search engine giant Google is about to initially preload the Android Nougat operating system to its current and forthcoming Nexus devices in the following months, it is most likely that the Galaxy S8 will be preinstalled with the said OS by then.

There are also talks about the phone carrying either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or an equally powerful Exynos 8895 central processing unit (CPU).

Meanwhile, albeit the rumor mills spinning as of late regarding the handset, Samsung has remained mum about it and that being said, fans might want to keep themselves in the know about the latest news about the much-hyped handset.