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Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest Rumors: Tighter Security to Prevent Leaks, Launch Planned for April

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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors continue to flourish as Samsung users anticipate the release of this new flagship smartphone in 2017. Here are some of the latest rumors.

Tighter Security

In light of Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, Koh Dong-Jin, Samsung mobile business chief, says that employees should tighten security so that vital information about the smartphone won't leak to other companies which are then imitated. This information includes business strategies and product designs.

Some of the information already leaked about the Galaxy S8. For example, there will be no headphone jack for this device. The screen resolution and the processor have also been revealed. Moreover, a new AI assistant has been in the rumor news for some time now. This AI assistant is called "Bixby."

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also rumored to retain the iris scanning technology which was first used in the Galaxy Note 7.

Tech Times even reported Galaxy S8 renders in the form of 6 photos that have appeared on Weibo, the famous Chinese social media app. While these photos are just developed by one person and do not come from the company, this shows that people are highly interested in the releasing of this new flagship smartphone.

Samsung doesn't want such information leaking out, especially to the Chinese mobile phone manufacturers. They would add these features to their own mobile phones.

Release Date

According to the most recent rumors, the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 may be pushed back from its original date: the 2017 Mobile World Congress.

In particular, Samsung is rumored to start an event exclusively for the Galaxy S8, and it will be held in New York City on April 2017. Samsung is reportedly delaying the release to work on external organizations, assuring that the whole event will lead to an overall regaining of consumer confidence.

It can be remembered that Samsung has been involved in an exploding fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7. This has led to a sinking of the company's profits. In fact, according to Jonathan Cheng and Eun-Young Jeong of the Wall Street Journal, "Samsung's mobile operating profit plunged 96% from a year earlier to 100 billion won after the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, which went on sale August 19."

Official Statement on Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco

Recent news reveal that Samsung is nearing its end of the investigation regarding what caused the Galaxy Note 7s to heat up and explode.

One investigation concluded that the design caused the battery to compress beyond its limits; separator layers within the battery were too thin, causing heating of the electrolyte leading to explosion.

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