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Two Galaxy S8 variants rumored, Viv AI assistant said to replace S Voice

Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy S8 as it will seek to build its reputation after the mess that was the Galaxy Note 7. Rumors about the next-generation flagship continue to come in and we’re bound to hear more in the coming weeks and months. Huge hardware changes have already been predicted for the Galaxy S8 and the latest rumor out of China claims that there will be two variants of the Galaxy S8. One is said to feature a 2K 5.1 inch curved Super AMOLED display and the other a 5.5-inch with a 4K display.

The Galaxy S8 is likely going to be powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor, in some markets it will feature Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 processor. The much-rumored dual-camera system of the Galaxy S8 is said to be exclusive to the larger variant. The rumor also claims that the Viv artificial intelligence assistant is going to replace S Voice in the Galaxy S8. S Voice isn’t similar to other intelligent assistants like Siri so it will be a welcome addition to the flagship. It merits mentioning here that Samsung recently confirmed the acquisition of Viv Labs, the company behind this assistant, it’s also interesting to note that the people who founded this company previously worked on Siri.

Some have suggested that the Galaxy S8 might be launched earlier to contain the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 mess but at this point in time that seems unlikely. If history is any indication, we can expect to see Samsung unveil the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017 in February.

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cwaltham21
cwaltham21

Start with sacking the team behind the note7 and employ the ones that worked on the note 4. It’s about a major rebuild to the name now. Pull something breathtaking and safe out of the bag and people may learn to forgive. No one will ever forget which is what they’re up against. Forget gimmicks just make a reliable phone that people feel safe with. Personally I’d rather have a phone that I can change the battery in the event of a fault rather than a phone that I can take in the bath. The world won’t end if we… Read more »

sociologist
sociologist

If the don’t add back the IR blaster and the functions that the customers want to the S8 this will fail just like the S6 did and Samsung will just continue to rush devices out that have flopped since the S6. Samsung needs to take the time to actually do the Research and Development on the S8 to add the features back to the device that customers want. Returning the IR blaster is not difficult.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

They better release the 4k to the smaller model with the same camera. The 5.5 size is too big

JustForDownloads
JustForDownloads

or s7 edge will get Viv assistant ?

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

About 6 months after the release of the S8

MStuart
MStuart

There better be a flat model.

sanayp
sanayp

No need to have 2 if they cant fix what happened to the note 7 rip

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

I bet they want a third variant anytime soon. 😉

Viggy
Viggy

And now samsung will forget all the other phones as well namely s7|edge note 5 and all and never bring features from s8 to us
This is what makes samsung suck at times.