After admitting and explaining why their Galaxy Note 7 phones exploded, Samsung postpones the the Galaxy S8 until after the Mobile World Congress.
The huge hit Samsung took with their exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones is now showing impact on their yet-to-be-released Galaxy S8. Usually, Samsung unveil their next generation Galaxy S phones at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.
The MWC is where they showed-off their S5, S6, and S7. But after they had to pull out their flagship Galaxy Note 7’s last year because they started blowing up at random due to batteries overheating, they are choosing to focus on regaining their customer’s trust before rushing into the market with a new phone.
Recently Samsung took on the responsibility to explain to their customers what made the Note 7 explode. When the incidents first start happening, the company reacted by expanding production of models that had batteries made by Hong Kong-based Amperex Technology, as it was believed that a particular battery version was faulty. However, it later showed that the battery design itself was faulty and didn’t solve the exploding phones issue.
In a recent statement, to the company explained that the main issue with the batteries was that “the negative electrode was deflected in the upper-right corner”, as well as incorrectly located negative electrode tips.
The Galaxy S8 remains highly awaited, but the decision to postpone is only extra precaution by Samsung. Even though they haven’t made mention of a possible launch date, analysts are shooting for April.
It is rumored that the S8 will feature a new virtual assistant called Bixby, which helps users make quick online purchases by analyzing real-world objects through the phone’s camera and looking them up on the web.