Waiting for the Galaxy S8? Samsung continues to fight the impact of the Note 7 battery nightmare, which has 13% fall in year-on-year revenue and a third-three percent fall in profits. The cost of the Note 7, from the recall and disposal, to the lost sales and brand damage. This will continue to pull down Samsung well into 2017. As the South Korean electronics ready to recover in February next year, with the Galaxy S8 launch?
The brand Galaxy S8 needs to be a firebreak in both senses of the world. It’s the handset that will allow the company to move on from the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Also should face big challenges when talking about the next Galaxy S series. At this stage it would be understatement to say that a lot is riding on the un-announced Galaxy S8. Samsung seems to be in motion though, promising it will have a “slick design” an “improved camera” and coming with an “enhanced Artificial Intelligence service”. All the rumors in one place then.
Specifications-wise, the Galaxy S8 is said to sport an artificial intelligence tech which could be a result of its recent acquisition of Viv Labs, co-founders of Siri. Galaxy S8 is also rumored to import optical fingerprint recognition that might be embedded inside the display instead of placing it under the Home button.
However, the Galaxy S8 rumor mill is starting to see some consistency in the claims being made, which includes the 5.5-inch 4K Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 830 or Exynos 8895 chipset and 6GB of RAM, actually it was previously rumored to have a 5.1-inch QHD version of the S8 as well.
Camera system for the Galaxy S8, Samsung opting for two 16MP sensors on the back and an 8MP front-facing camera. With that said, also suspects to be working on a new kind of camera with a super-wide f/1.4 aperture. Suitable for VR, the Galaxy S8 screen is also predicted to be a curved one on top and bottom edges of the hardware for a full-screen curvy look.
One particularly important rumor points that the four sides of the Galaxy S8 will feature a curved glass and have two Galaxy S8 options in different versions – 5.1-inches and 5.5-inches – both of them will sport dual-screen curves like the S7 Edge.
If that’s the case, the Galaxy S8 design changes also includes he removal of the physical home button, the resurrection of a removable battery package to prevent battery fires that caused a big damage with the Galaxy Note 7, and even a full-screen, bezel-less display.
Forgot to say about the Galaxy S8 expected to support Google’s Daydream VR platform and make its shift to USB Type-C, meaning that it will also be compatible with Samsung’s newest Gear VR. The Galaxy S8 hints also suggest to integrate an iris scanner and will likely get a UI redesign similar to what found on the short-lived Note 7. More to learn in the future and stay tuned to grab information regarding the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone coming to your hands in 2017.
The most logical prediction currently is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date will be February 26, prior to MWC 2017. Availability will likely be within 2-3 weeks of the unveil.
Price: Would cost you $669 for an unlocked regular version Galaxy S8 with 32GB of storage or $769 for a 32GB Galaxy S8 Edge variant. There is also a 64GB Galaxy S8 model in the scene once it goes live official next year.
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