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Why the Galaxy S8 could be a game changer for Samsung

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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o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

People are talking about a design overall, some swanky new features and ever since the launch of the glass on glass look, I’m still waiting for a Red Wine coloured Galaxy! I’ll be happy if they made that the main colour of the S8! lol, I for one do not mind the glass back, it makes for fast wireless charging, but maybe they could include a choice of skin or case to use with it. I have a mahogany one on mine and it looks great. as for the features, it really is gonna be unpredictable when it comes to… Read more »

atifus
atifus

Yeah, everybody is keeping an eye on S8. One thing is for sure, they should not mess around too much ahead of s7 edge which in itself is a great phone. They will be doomed if they just focus on larger size than this just to keep Note 7 customers happy but for this they will upset millions of regular galaxy customers. In my opinion, dimensions of s7 edge is just about perfect. What they need to improve upon is Ram, ” STEREO SPEAKERS” is a must, and may be back could be made of something less prone to finger… Read more »

NiranjanK
NiranjanK

What about iris scanner and water proof ?

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Why do you think no one else has an iris scanner? It isn’t that usefull and most trade it in for IR or a removable battery in a heartbeat.

Leonitis
Leonitis

I am waiting for the S8 and I hope that it will be a great phone, I suppose we will have to wait for the release to see what is new, lots of rumors around, I can’t wait to see the final product

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Well to say it in a way that will not come out from a place of hate, They can bring out a great device that people will like but a “game changer” does NOT mean (just) bringing out a great device at all. It means massive innovation and addressing issues that people have been struggling with your previous strategy for a long time. If it is a game changer it must be from both sides, internally in the company and outside (products). So unless Samsung changes they way they envision their devices as a whole, tweak massively their software and… Read more »

sonnysan88
sonnysan88

Well….. I am hoping whatever Samsung does it will replace the note 7 with something soon. I like the note series and was planning , like so many others, to upgrade to the note 7. Cant change what has happened but Samsung can produce a phone early in 2017 to reward fans of the note series who have been more than patient…. If Samsung wanted to, judging by the others phones it is producing currently, it could put all the goodies in the next iteration of the note series expandable storage, dual sim separate, waterproof,6gb ram, IR, 256gb internal storage,… Read more »

stondec
stondec

Could’t agree more with your very eloquently stated thought.

m8118
m8118

Come on… you continue giving us stupid meaningless opinions!
You know I use to come here every day but now at most a couple times a month…

m8118
m8118

oh! I’m sorry – I thought the comments would be approved by a moderator.
I had comments not approved before.
I do think the opinion is meaningless and not smart but I wouldn’t use the word stupid.
Not because the opinion is not stupid but because many people can’t take that word.

S6Edge
S6Edge

YES!!!

acamiki
acamiki

Wallpaper please? 🙂

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

It is a bit hard to believe the rumours now. The Note 6 got all kinds of nice features in the run towards the summer release. Yet we were served the Note 7. 😉