After Apple, Samsung is the brand that enjoys a lot of hype when it comes to the flagship devices launch. However, this year has been particularly bad for the brand since the last ambitious Note series launch by Samsung has been nothing sort of a landslide for the brand. However, Samsung was quick to recuperate from the debacle and moved on to launch devices like Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy On Nxt, which establishes it back in the market. Now, Samsung is feeling the pressure to launch a powerful flagship in place of the Galaxy Note 7. This is the reason behind rumors that state the brand might launch its flagship next year a month delay from the usual. As usual, the hype around the upcoming device is pretty real and here is what we know so far about the Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 might come with a radical design
Samsung has already made a radical design overhaul with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which then continued to the Galaxy S7 as well. The beautiful glass and metal design of the handset is a work of beauty and Samsung would be foolish at this point to make any changes to it. However, it is being expected that next year, Samsung will again go back to the drawing board and come up with yet another innovative design since Galaxy S6. Speculations have it that the next year, handset will come with nearly bezel-less display top to bottom and side to side. It is being expected that Samsung will integrate the fingerprint scanner in the display itself, which is expected to be quite revolutionary.
There might be only one Galaxy S8
Another major round of speculations has it that next year, Samsung might launch only one flagship device. Notably, since 2014, the South Korean brand has been launching two flagships viz an S series device and its Edge variant. However, it seems that after the recent debacle, Samsung has decided to take it slow and launch only one flagship every year. Therefore, there is high chance that there would only be one Galaxy S8 next year albeit with dual curved edge display.
It might feature a dual camera module
It is no news that camera on flagship devices from Samsung are always the best in class and Galaxy S5, S6 took it to highest level with 16 Megapixels snapper. Samsung changed the dynamics this year with a lower 12 Megapixels camera module, which apparently has bigger microns and take in more light to bring out details and contrast. However, next year it is expected that the brand will equip Galaxy S8 with a dual 12 megapixels’ camera module, much like iPhone 7 Plus from its rival. If this happens, nothing can stop it from being the best smartphone camera in the market.
Samsung Galaxy S8 hardware
When you are speaking of a Samsung flagship device, you can be assured that it would be featuring the latest and best of all techs. We can expect the handset feature the latest Snapdragon processor available at the time of its launch for US market and Samsung's own Exynos 8895. Exynos 8895 is to 8890 what Snapdragon 821 is to 820, a very subtle but noticeable upgrade. Also, this chipset is rumored to be made through 10nm FinFET manufacturing process, which means it would be smaller in size, consume less power and be more powerful than its predecessors.
The debacle of Galaxy Note 7 has really put Samsung in a tight spot and as a result, the handset maker is really eager to make things right as soon as possible. This might push the handset maker to come out with the next flagship device as early as February 2017. This might be a good news for all those disappointed buyers who got their hands-on Galaxy Note 7 only to have to return it. Price of the phone is still under wraps. It could one of the costliest smartphone among all mobile phones in India.
This is all that is known about the upcoming Samsung flagship device so far at this point and should be taken with a pinch of salt. However, one thing is given here that Samsung will leave no stones upturned here to recover from the fiasco it just experienced.