Samsung Galaxy S8 to Undergo Surprise Overhaul, Post Note 7 Fiasco

September 19, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We are nearing the end of the 2016 cycle of smartphone launches, which will be culminating with the launch of Google’s Pixel smartphones next month. The end of the current cycle means that it’s time to kick-start the updates about the next cycle, which will be starting off with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series.

According to reports, the Galaxy S8 could make an early break into the public instead of following its usual timeline that falls on March. Apparently, this comes as a result of the Note 7 crisis the company have bumped on to, and Samsung is roping in every possible measure to ensure that the issue be put down with an early launch of their next flagship.

An early-launch is not the sole measure they are adopting to let the tech world move forward from the Note 7 controversy; Samsung is also said to be eyeing for some major revamps, including a design overhaul, that will draw a thick line in between the Galaxy S8 device and its predecessors.


The initial word now is that Galaxy S8 will be coming sans a flat display variant. The company will stick to the dual size variant policy by introducing a 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch device, but both of them will this year be featuring dual-curved screen, like in Note 7. This will be putting an end to the ‘Edge’ trademarking of Galaxy S flagships, as the curved devices will now serve as the default flagships, labelled under the Galaxy S8 name.

That’s one big change that is currently being predicted, but analysts indicate that there should be plenty more, and that might also include the company’s plans to follow the footsteps of Apple by ditching the 3.5mm jack in favour of an in-house connectivity technology, which however remains undisclosed as of now.

The 2017 flagship models are also said to be codenamed Dream and Dream2, alongside bearing potential model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955.

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