Samsung Galaxy S8 is the next flagship from the South Korean tech giant and while it is still more than two months away, assuming the company will not change its usual MWC launch date, a lot of information has already leaked about this S7 successor.
It is not the first time that information about an upcoming Samsung Galaxy phone has leaked massively, but it appears that a lot of what has been said in the rumor mills is actually accurate about the Galaxy S8 handset. As a result of these widespread leaks, head of Samsung Electronics’ mobile business has urged the division’s employees to improve the security surrounding the details of the Galaxy S8 at least until the phone is released this coming year.
The message was conveyed to the company’s employees via an email written by the chief himself, Koh Dong-jin, and according to the tech mogul, he is not impressed by what he is hearing out there about the specs, features as well as the design of Samsung Galaxy S8.
“I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at a data breach and prototype leak,” Koh said in the email dated December 15th. This is in reference to a possible leak regarding the sensitive corporate information surrounding the Galaxy S8. Apparently, the South Korean tech giant has had “a bitter experience” in the past caused by important data leaks with respect to product designs as well as business strategies to competitors in China and as a result suffered grave damages. Thus, Koh wants employees to tighten the security on matters of the Galaxy S8 in order to prevent further leaks of such sensitive information to its competitors as the company looks to bounce back from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
It appears that design changes such as a bezel-less screen with curved edges alongside an iris scanner are indeed coming, but Koh wants these leaks to stop as he believes they’ll hurt the company’s efforts of making a strong comeback with the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship.