Samsung seems to have progressed past the burning Galaxy Note 7 and made a major announcement. The company is now set to release into the market a new smartphone in its Galaxy S series — the Samsung Galaxy S8. The company was hard hit by the recall of the Note 7. Its profits plummeted to its lowest for the first time in 8 years. And that’s not it. The company is also fighting against lawsuits due to some of its exploding appliances like washing machines.
With all these in mind, the company is sure to come up with a new device that will not be disappointing once again. The Galaxy S7 was a success and upgrading it to S8 only means better things to come. The following is what you need to know so far about this new 2017 smartphone.
Remember that the Galaxy S8 is still likely months away from making its debut, but the leaks and rumors are already out. Just like we’ve seen in the past, most of these rumors have turned out to be true.
The Galaxy S8 May come late than we thought
When the Samsung Note 7 proved to be a fail, many speculated that the Galaxy S8 had been launched to cool down the temperatures. But that is not true. None of it has been launched so far.
In any case, the Samsung Galaxy S8 may come late than expected. Remember the main problem with the Note 7 happened when there was a rush at the job. The Korean firm wanted to release its high end smartphone into the market before Apple launched the iPhone 7. This all has to do with marketing gimmicks.
Do not even expect it in April because Samsung is still up and down in finding and fixing the error that makes its gadgets to explode. The problem is damaging to its image and reputation as a top of the world firm.
A smartphone made of Screens
As per a rumor emerging from Korea, the new S8 will be covered in 90 percent screen. This rumor is backed by another which suggests that Samsung may do away with the home button – fingerprint scanner included – and then introduce optical sensor.
The current S7 has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels but Samsung may improve on this to make a 4K resolution.
Last year Sony came out with the XPeria X Performance that gave it an inch ahead of Samsung in UHD contest. At that time it did not seem viable to do so, but now VR headsets are integrating with phones, making it a need to have higher pixels on phone – just like on TV.
May come with Bixby – an Artificial Intelligent assistant
This is a good pointer that Samsung is interested in this area. Rumors are bound that Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a digital assistant that will compete with Apple’s Siri.