Samsung is in huge trouble following the negative coverage that has been following the Galaxy Note 7. As a result, some really interesting stuff has begun showing up with respect to the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8.
Details about the design of the phone, the codenames, and even the controversial headphone jack have emerged – details that suggest that Samsung is ready to make a huge gamble with the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. In fact, the company believes that this S8 handset could be the only way out of the misfortunes brought by the Galaxy Note 7.
Although not confirmed, releasing a Galaxy Note 7 with a curved display was an indication from Samsung that the edge technology is making its way to its high-end lineup. With this in mind, expect a Samsung Galaxy S8 that packs a dual-edge screen, similar to the Note 7 and S7 Edge. At the same time, expect nothing to do with flat-screen models for the Galaxy S8.
As for the names, the latest reports claim that the two Galaxy S8 devices in the making are codenamed Dream and Dream2. The same reports add that the two will have model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955. Apparently, the South Korean tech giant will be skipping the x4x style due to the country’s tradition of associating the number 4 with bad luck. But what about the skipping of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack?
Well, like Apple’s iPhone 7, there is also talk of Samsung planning to do away with the traditional headphone jack and instead use its own proprietary audio port. This will mean that we have two additional audio ports in addition to the usual one, something that will for sure make life harder for consumers.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in with a faster and more superior Exynos processor, and the story is expected to be the same for its Snapdragon counterpart if the company chooses to go this direction once again. In 2015, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 came with a single chipset – Exynos 7420 – due to issues surrounding the initial release of the Snapdragon 810. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 came with an Exynos 8890 or a Snapdragon 820, which should also be the case for the 2017 models.
The issues affecting the Galaxy Note 7 have also lead to rumors that the Galaxy S8 could be launched in early February, but this cannot be confirmed. Samsung wouldn’t want to make another risk, especially since new reports indicate that the Note 7 issues are due to the company’s rush to beat the iPhone 7 launch date.