Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy S8

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We’ve learned that Samsung has just started firmware development for the upcoming Galaxy S8. At present, the ROM is being developed for use in China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Other countries will follow, though, once the first stable build has been created and can be adapted for use in additional regions.

It’s worth noting, however, that this doesn’t mean that the Galaxy S8 will be introduced early. In fact, it was exactly this time last year that Samsung kicked off its firmware development program for the Galaxy S7, which leads us to believe that the long-rumored handset will actually be announced at the event it has scheduled for Sunday, February 26 ahead of MWC in Barcelona.

As you can imagine, Samsung has a lot riding on the success of the Galaxy S8. Recent leaks and rumors point towards two variants launching — one with a 2K 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display and the other with a 5.5-inch 4K panel. It’s also expected to be powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor globally, but will sport Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 CPU in some markets.

In addition, the larger model is believed to pack a dual-camera system similar to the one on board the iPhone 7 Plus. If that’s not enough to excite you, a recent report suggests that a new artificial intelligence assistant will replace S Voice on the Galaxy S8. Samsung’s recent acquisition of Viv Labs has led many to believe that it will work in a similar way to Siri.

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slayerx65
1 year 1 month ago
slayerx65

My wish list:
5.7″, S-Pen, 4000mAh, explosion proof shell, waterproof, USB-C, discount for previous Note7 owners.

phate89
1 year 1 month ago
phate89

And it’s already fully bloated!

danidrunner
1 year 1 month ago
danidrunner

Why they not implement a high-performance mode, which is lower resolution HD and processors to full capacity?
They think? MAKE a vote.

Mrtaxi27
1 year 1 month ago
Mrtaxi27

6inc screen 5000mah battery 6gb ram 64gb ROM with nougat would be very nice with reasonable price. Otherwise plus3 will take over here. Plus stereo speakers must have

sammay69
1 year 1 month ago
sammay69

I am rather interested in s7 an s7 edge Nougat Update. Samsung should be fast with android 7.0 so they can make upp for the note 7

pedrinho1977
1 year 1 month ago
pedrinho1977

Should be faster as their top priority is the S7s models since the Note7 is out of the way there wont be any software updates for the Note.

HFL087
1 year 1 month ago
HFL087

Agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eHoolie
1 year 1 month ago
eHoolie

So the Note8 with some of this stuff should be pretty damn cool. Cool to the touch as well, I hope!

Reeneman
1 year 1 month ago
Reeneman

Hm ok. It would be the time for a s7 firmware update!

jpd514
1 year 1 month ago
jpd514

Awaiting note 8. I can’t live without S Pen. I will have to go back to Note 5 after returning my beloved Note 7

iamnigeloke
1 year 1 month ago
iamnigeloke

I’m gonna pray Singapore’s gonna get the 8895, I bet the 8895 will smoke the 830 again!

louisliu324
1 year 1 month ago
louisliu324

Same the exynos is superior in most daily tasks May Singapore stay with exynos

GNoteuser
1 year 1 month ago
GNoteuser

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the SD830 out perform the Exynos 8895. if anything they will be even better matched up.

strazzi
1 year 1 month ago
strazzi

Don’t care… Have S7 EDGE…

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