Samsung to Redeem Itself With S8
It’s almost a month since Samsung sent its customer’s fireproof return boxes for the Global recall. However, Samsung still has no idea what caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 phone batteries to explode. A report was published in Korea. It said that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would feature a number of notable design changes. Including the removal of the home button apparently.
Ultra High Definition Support Expected
One of the most anticipated changes is that of UHD support. It’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 820, the processor that powers a good chunk of Galaxy S7 devices, already supports native 4K display at 60fps. The Galaxy S8 will be using an even newer processor. Which means there’s no reason not to support UHD screen. Moreover, if Samsung were to use a 4K display, each image (or half of the screen) would be running at a QHD resolution. Meaning that the Gear VR would look twice as good. If Samsung really wants to get back VR; then we’ll see a 4K screen on the Galaxy S8.
Improved Artificial Intelligence
Additionally, recently Samsung also acquired Viv Labs, the creators of Apple’s Siri. Up till now, there is no confirmation of whether Samsung would include Viv Lab’s expertise to improve its voice assistant in the upcoming smartphone. However, keeping in view Apple and Google’s advancement in AI, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for Samsung to step up its game.
UBI Research’s Prediction
A few months back industry analysts from UBI Research predicted that Galaxy S8 would probably feature a 4K display:
“Samsung Display showcased a 5.5 ultra-high definition 4K display. With a pixel density of 806ppi for virtual reality devices at the Society for Information Display, a display trade show, in California in March. Considering various factors including the production yield rate for the next-generation display expected to improve in the coming months, the 5.5-inch AMOLED will be deployed in the next Galaxy smartphone, presumably, named the S8.”