Why the Galaxy S8 could be a game changer for Samsung

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Last updated: November 30th, 2016 at 17:31 UTC+01:00

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has changed the way that we look at the company’s products. The manufacturer has been under fire continuously since September over the Note 7, and the only ray of hope has been the anticipation of the Galaxy S8. There was talk that the handset will be released by January 2017 instead of February.

But will this be a burden too big for Samsung to carry?

Well, I don’t think so. We have seen time and time again that Samsung is capable of surprising one and all. There is talk that Samsung will use a crisp VR compatible 4K display on the Galaxy S8. Given the work that has been done by Samsung in the VR segment, this will no doubt be one of the highlight features of the device.

Other rumors have suggested that the smartphone could feature 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Further, the company’s new artificial intelligence based voice assistant will supposedly be capable of processing wireless payments on its own. This feature hasn’t been tried by any manufacturer before, which will make it one of a kind.

Several other hardware rumors like the presence of a force touch display, a front facing camera with autofocus, and an enlarged display size to appeal Galaxy Note lovers has been rumored already. It’s hard to ascertain which of these features will actually be implemented with the Galaxy S8, but there’s no denying that the Galaxy S8 will manage to surpass our expectations.

Of course, this is just one Samsung fan hoping against hope that the company does manage to impress. And we’ve been disappointed plenty of times before. But I personally feel that when a company is under pressure, its true grit and ability comes to the fore. Internal rumors have indicated that Samsung might ditch the Galaxy Note flagship lineup altogether. So it behooves the company to put all its focus on the Galaxy S8 and the S8 edge. It’s still not confirmed if there will be two variants of the S8 flagship or if the company will settle for just one curved-display flagship like the Galaxy S7 edge. In any case, 2017 could be a big year for the Korean manufacturer.

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