Samsung came into the new year with the weight of its last product, the failed Galaxy Note 7 hanging o its neck and ever since has been trying to regain the trust of its customers by announcing a series of smartphones including the updated and upgraded A-series for the new year. However, the gaze has been shifted to just one product, and that remains the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The tech world’s appetite for the Galaxy S8 has grown so ravenous with the release of leaks which has promised fans more from the product and has in a way taunted itself as a messiah for the smartphone company who recalled almost 96 percent of the total Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after the replacement device offered for about 35 reported fire incidents went up in flames yet again.
Samsung who was reported to have lost millions as a result of the recall further dropped to the second place on the media acceptability and consumer confidence ranking level as Apple took the front row on this.
The South Korean company which was earlier expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 freshly into the year by February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has however been rumored to have shifted back on the release date till April and we may know why this was done because Samsung could as part of contingency and safety plan take another heat for a product which turns out to be substandard.
Ahead of the release of the smartphone, Samsung after revealing it had conducted series of extensive research into the reason behind the fire incidents in the Galaxy Note 7 revealed that it was a fault with the irregularly sized batteries. Tech analysts, however, explained that the batteries packed on the device, a Lithium-ion battery contains volatile chemicals which remain stable until they are exposed to undue pressure amongst other conditions which may make it unstable, and due to this, the volatile chemicals heat up and go up in flames.
Analysts have however revealed that Samsung will have to pack the Galaxy S8 to the last design to regain its market trust. With that in mind, Samsung needs to meet some needs with the flagship smartphone which include;
Display; Samsung has been rumored to be working on a next-generation display which will house in itself the fingerprint scanner, camera amongst other features. The idea has however been welcomed by tech enthusiasts who want to know how much and how far Samsung is planning to go on the Galaxy S8 device.
The AI: Samsung has been rumored to be planning a launch of its AI- digital assistant, Bixby which may turn out to be more powerful than Apple’s Siri in that it has been fitted with several upgrades including the Optical Character Recognition, OCR which allows the assistant act as a scanner for texts and other hardware files.
The Bixby has also been said to be fitted with an image recognition feature so powerful it can direct users to online stores when the smartphone is pointed at a product.
Camera; On the camera front, Samsung has been rumored to be working on a next-gen dual camera sensor on the back panel and a front facing camera fitted into the display of the smartphone which all the same sounds great.
Processor and Specs: The smartphone has been rumored to be packing either the 6GB of RAM which is more believable or an 8GB of RAM which became a real promise when Hynix released its latest 8GB RAM chip some weeks ago. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has also been said to be planning on housing Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835 SoC which was officially unveiled some weeks ago also by the tech company.
With several rumors in the media, it has however become increasingly difficult to separate what to expect from what is a concept tech and with that comes the heightened excitement of what the Samsung Galaxy S8 holds in stock.
Other improvements Samsung is expected to make will be in the aspect of speed and performance over the Galaxy S7, and the S7 Edge models as the security features are buffed up following rumors that the home screen fingerprint sensor will be discarded and instead integrated into the display itself. Samsung is said to be keeping its 3.5mm audio port as well on the device.