Samsung is having a hard time getting over the massive Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, but it seems to be quite positive about next year’s Galaxy S8. We have already come across quite a few leaks about what the next year’s flagship device will bring to the table, and adding to the list is this tidbit that comes from none other than Samsung’s VP for Mobile Communications, Lee Kyeong-tae. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
Speaking to WSJ, Kyeong-tae said that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will feature “slick design” and will also come with “an improved camera.” Lee Kyeong-tae further said that the upcoming smartphone will come with “an enhanced artificial-intelligence service.” The enhanced AI is the Viv AI assistant, which is expected to debut on the Galaxy S8. Samsung had acquired the company behind the assistant earlier this year. Recently Samsung devices have the S Voice assistant onboard. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
From what we have come across so far, Samsung is expected to launch a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge. However this time it may have different chipset and RAM for each of it phones. Going by the rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature a 5.5-inch 4K panel with dual-curved edges and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. As for processors, one is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 SoC, while the other will be powered by an Exynos 8895 SoC. Both the chipsets will be paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM respectively.
Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy S8 will come with an optical fingerprint sensor and will ditch the physical home button. Apart from that, the Galaxy S8 is also said to feature a dual-camera setup at the back, which is likely to be engineered by SEMCO. Other reports also indicate that the dual camera setup will feature a pair of 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras. The rest of the features could include 4,200mAh battery, an iris scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, and a built-in mini projector. Additionally, the smartphone might also offer S-Pen support, and Galaxy S7-like water and dust resistance capabilities.
While we are still months away from the Galaxy S8 launch, Samsung is focused on making the most of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. As for the Galaxy Note 7 users, the company has announced an upgrade program in South Korea, where users can pay half the price of the Galaxy S7 at the time of upgrading to either get a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy Note 8.