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Samsung's gonna delay the Galaxy S8 again, report says

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Waiting sucks! But it looks like you'll have no choice but to suck it up and wait a little longer for Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S8.

Waiting sucks! But it looks like you'll have no choice but to suck it up and wait a little longer for Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S8.

Noted phone leaker Evan Blass says his trusted sources have told him Samsung's moving the Galaxy S8's global release date from April 21 to April 28.

Sure, it's only a week back, but for fans (especially ex-Note7 owners), every day without a sexy, curvaceous new phone is another day of agony.

If true, the delay means consumers won't be able to get their hands on the Galaxy S8 until a month after it's officially announced on March 29.

Blass says one reason for the delay may have to do with low yields for the phone's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 system-on-chips (SoCs) that use the more power-efficient, but more complex, 10-nanometer production process.

Whatever the reason is, it's probably not a bad idea for a delay. More than any smartphone, people are going to be scrutinizing the Galaxy S8's safety. Samsung can't afford to mess up the Galaxy S8 with bad batteries or faulty processors.

Following a press conference in January detailing what caused Note7s to explode, Samsung said it would implement a new 8-point battery safety check to closely inspect batteries to prevent a repeat of the Note7.

As far as the phone itself, it's already looking like a winner. The Galaxy S8's expected to have a new button-less front, larger curved displays (5.8- and 6.2-inch models), beefier components under the hood, a powerful Bixby AI assistant, improved cameras, IP68 water- and dust-resistance, wireless charging, expandable storage and...a headphone jack.