Leaks and rumours have been flowing non-stop for months now. Ahead of this week's Galaxy S8 unveiling, Samsung has announced a three-point program for recycling of its failed phablets, and some of them will eventually make their way back into consumers' hands.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Both smartphones are set to come with stereo speakers with the earpiece being used as a second speaker, circa iPhone 7.
Industry watchers expect the Galaxy S8 will boast top-notch technologies including an iris scanner and an artificial-intelligence program, along with other attractive features that can raise its user experience to the next level. Even if it came back in the guise of a refurbished handset, the company will have to invest in a completely different marketing campaign this time around to attract new audiences to its product line. Verizon initially went against Samsung's shutdown update, as it was planned to be rolled out during the height of the holiday travel season, but the company eventually succumbed and agreed to launch the update, albeit later than the other carriers. Of course, the one with a 6.2-inch display will be called the Galaxy S8+.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 launch live blogWhat are the rumoured features and specifications of the Galaxy S8? A new version of the Gear VR headset is expected to be released alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Leaked pictures also suggest that the Galaxy S8 will still feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Samsung will likely target emerging markets instead. Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will have Bixby which is their virtual assistant as an answer to Siri and Google Assistant.
The day we've all been waiting for is nearly here as Samsung prepares to unveil what is expected to be one of the best new phones of the year.
It is great to see that Samsung is working on its own dual-camera sensor. The 12MP rear-shooter is said to use 1.4μm pixels with an F/1.7 aperture and a presumed optical image stabilizer, while the 8MP front-facing lens adds autofocus to its repertoire. And if rumours are to be believed, India might get the Galaxy S8 with an Exynos 8895 chipset.
Since he took the helm in 2016, Koh has hosted the unveiling event for the company's new flagship phones, including the S7 and the ill-fated Note 7.