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Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest News & Update: Sprint Prepares For Next Flagship Following Price Cuts For Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Mar 04, 2017 04:33 AM EST

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 may not have appeared at the Mobile World Congress 2017 with an expected launch this coming April. The company is reportedly mass producing the next big flagship with mobile carrier preparing for the next big wave.

Most are aware that carriers offer big discounts on mobile phones once the release of a successor nears. Hence, carriers such as Sprint are trying to clear out their stock by offering the current Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at a discounted price. Right now, US customers can get their hands on the devices at $250 less as spotted on the Samsung website.

This means that folks who found the original SRP steep can get the Samsung Galaxy S7 for around $300 while the Galaxy S7 Edge runs for about $445. Aside from the price drops, customers get more perks with a free 128 GB memory card included, GSM Arena reported. Other mobile carriers are expected to follow the same route soon as they make room for the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Speaking of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the features that the flagship will carry are slowly shaping up. After initially emphasizing on the highly-touted AI called “Bixby”, new features are being mentioned. That includes the device sporting an “Infinity Display”, referring to a large display that will be bezel-free, BGR reported. All this was spotted via trademark filing with the display term considered more of a marketing ploy.

Another feature that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly carry is the ability to use it as a mobile PC. This is reportedly something tied up to the feature shown off by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. While the flexibility is welcome, it does bring up questions on apps and if the device can hold up traditional PC use and requirements.
 

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