There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is something the company will live to remember many years from now, however, industry analysts say that consumers only need a few months to get over this fiasco.
According to a top analyst at IDC, Xiaohan Tay, the stories surrounding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be drowned very soon thanks to the fast-moving smartphone industry. This is true given the huge number of smartphone manufacturers out there who are working on releasing new phones each passing month. Since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, we have seen the iPhone 7, Google Pixel, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi MIX, BlackBerry DTEK60 and many other phones come to life. There is still talk of more, including the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, which should make it even easier to get forget the fire-prone Note 7.
With the coming five or so months set to be occupied with news of smartphone releases from other Android OEMs, it will be a perfect timing for Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge, phones that should make their debut at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. When the S8 finally hits retail stores, it should be somewhere in March, a period that is, according to analysts, enough for consumers to forget the Galaxy Note 7 and its problems.
While some reports had claimed that Samsung might consider releasing the Galaxy S8 earlier than usual, probably at the CES 2017, a recent statement from a top Samsung official quashed this away, saying that the company had plans to release the S8 even before the Galaxy Note 7 was released.
The company recently claimed that the Galaxy S8 will come with a slick design, an enhanced camera as well as an artificial intelligence service. The latter has prompted speculations that the company might be working on a Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana competitor that could possibly take the place of the S Voice, but none of these is confirmed. Further rumors claim that the enhanced camera may include a dual-lens setup similar to what Apple has on its plus-sized iPhone 7. As for the design, the Edge display is coming over to the smaller 5.1-inch variant as well, which will also be the case for the 5.5-inch Galaxy S8.
With both models featuring Edge displays, there has been talk of a change in naming style, with touted names being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.