The Samsung Galaxy S-series has always been received well by consumers since its release. But this year, the company suddenly encountered problems with its Galaxy Note 7, which forced Samsung to discontinue that particular phone.
Now, Samsung is looking to earn back the trust of the consumers with the release of the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8. There are some unconfirmed reports that the new Samsung phones will be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in 2017. But regardless of when it will be released, here are some of the rumored and expected features and specs of the new Samsung phones.
With Samsung looking to salvage its reputation tarnished by the Galaxy Note 7 controversy, many fans are expecting some big upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8. PC Advisor claims that Samsung will be making use of the dual-curved-edge screen that was only for its Edge series, but it looks like that Samsung will be getting rid of the standard flat-scree version and opt for the curved edge.
Another speculation is by Tech Times, which states that the company is planning to wow the consumers by releasing the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 with foldable screens.
"Samsung Electronics is developing two types of foldable smartphones that are totally different from each other, and this development will be part of its 'two-track strategy,'" Korean site ET News reports. "Samsung Electronics is developing a 'dual-screen' smartphone that uses a flat display on each side and a foldable smartphone that bends a single flexible OLED display."
Other rumors for the new smartphones will be that the home button will be virtual instead of physical, which means that we can expect an all-screen smartphone from Samsung this coming 2017, both in the Galaxy Note 8 and in the S8.
In terms of camera, there are contradictory reports, as some are saying that both phones would feature dual rear cameras, but there are also reports that Samsung would do away with the plan given that it would cost too much to manufacture. For the processors, both phones are expected to make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 processors.
Samsung could also be following in the footsteps of Apple by removing the headphone jack for the upcoming release of the Galaxy Note 8 and S8. One edge that Samsung might have over its rivals is if it introduces a 4K resolution smartphone, as most of its rivals are still sporting 2k and even lower resolutions. The only question is whether Samsung can do something about the battery draining that having such a high resolution could do.
Both phones are expected to cost a little more than its predecessors, with the entry-level Galaxy S8 will probably be priced at around $760 dollars while the Galaxy Note 8 might be at around $888.