The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors keep spreading. After the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung has turned all its attention to the S8. Tech Times talks about some of the alleged features of Samsung’s next phone.
“Sources from the manufacturing line note that Samsung will pack two models of the Galaxy S8 next year, and both will sport curved screens. The purported devices will be called the Dream and Dream 2 and will holster a QHD 5.1-inch screen and 4K 5.5-inch display.”
The article adds that in terms of processing power, the S8 will be powered by a Snapdragon 830 CPU, and the larger version could have as much as 6GB of RAM. Both devices could have an 18MP camera and an optical fingerprint scanner.
There is certainly a lot of excitement for the Galaxy S8 on Twitter.
Tech Crunch notes that Samsung is definitely focused on the Galaxy S8 and is already promising discounts to loyal users.
“The S8 is coming, though, and the executive [Lee Kyeong-tae] confirmed the handset will have a new design, a better camera and ‘an enhanced artificial-intelligence service.’ Lee wouldn’t confirm it, but the latter certainly points to the result of the company’s recent acquisition of Viv Labs.”
The article adds that Samsung will offer South Korean Note 7 buyers who traded the recalled product for the S7 the ability to trade up for an S8 when it comes out. Many expect that other regions, such as the United States, will make the S8 offer as well. Some commenters after the article say they are still holding on to their Note 7.
“I wish Samsung would announce whether or not they’re bringing this upgrade program to the US already. I’m still holding out on trading my note 7 in to decide if I’m going to refund it or replace for the S7,” says Josh Walter.
“I am a devoted note fan…I will hang on to my Note 7 til the Note 8 is released,” claims Roxanne Corralejo.
Samsung still has devoted fans despite the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, which has led to one of the biggest international recalls in history. As the New York Times notes, the Note 7 debacle has wiped out Samsung’s mobile profits.
“It may well take years to tabulate the full damage Samsung’s discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 will have on the company’s brand. But on Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant offered a quick glimpse of just how costly its combustible phone has been.”
The article adds that the mobile division posted a third-quarter operating profit of $87.9 million. Last year’s third-quarter operating profit was $2.1 billion. In a statement, Samsung indicated that they hope its next quarter operating profits would return to last year’s levels. Given that the Note 7 recall has still been taking place during this quarter, many think Samsung may be aiming a little bit too high.
Samsung is also facing a lot of competition in the Android department with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Engadget has praised both phones as two of the best you can buy now.
“What happens when Google designs its own phones, as Apple does with the iPhone? You get some of the best handsets money can buy, that’s what. The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are well-built, with fast performance, excellent cameras and great screens (especially on the larger model),” claims the article.
While the Google Pixel and Pixel XL may temporary take sales away from Samsung, most agree that it’s too early to count the South Korean company out. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 could easily put Samsung back on top in 2017.
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