Samsung has on more than one occasion been accused of copying what Apple has done or rather is doing with the iPhone smartphone range.
However, this hasn’t stopped the South Korean tech giant from coming in with what it believes is its own innovations.
Last year, Samsung Galaxy S6 was released with a metal and glass build, but the design language was a lot more like the iPhone 6. This caused a lot of noise in the iPhone camp, but still, a closer look at the phone should tell you that Samsung indeed beat Apple at its own game. The story has even been better this year with the release of Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as the magnificent Galaxy Note 7, although the latter has been let down by bad internals.
The Note 7 packs an eye-catching curved dual-edge display that has been refined much better to outshine what was released with last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge+. The fact that Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge happened to be more popular than expected is believed to be the catalyst to Samsung’s decision to come with a curved display for the Galaxy Note 7. Furthermore, the Galaxy S7 Edge has seen more sales than the flat-screen Galaxy S7, something that seems to be at the center of the new direction the company is poised to take.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a dual-edge display unit on the standard handset as well as the same display panel, but a larger one, on the Galaxy S8 Edge. The company wants to make the curved dual-edge screens as the go-to options when it comes to its flagships, meaning both the 5.1-inch Galaxy S8 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S8 Edge should come with the same screen design as the Galaxy Note 7.
When you look back at Samsung’s roadmap, you will realize that major changes that are introduced on the Galaxy Note series are usually reflected in the coming Galaxy S unit. This is the same case that is expected with the Galaxy S8 as far as the design is concerned. This is a do or die move for Samsung, especially given that the flat-screen variants of the Galaxy S7 are still attracting buyers, meaning there are loyal fans of the said design still out there. With a curved Samsung Galaxy S8, it is possible that the company could lose some customers while at the same time make new ones.
As for the rest of the specs, it is still too early to say, but expect things like an iris scanner, dual-lens camera setup as well as a much better 8MP selfie camera.
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