It was in March last year that Samsung released one of the most anticipated phones. Sporting a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset, 4GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage, 5.1-inches 1440×2560 display, 12MP primary camera and 5MP front camera, Galaxy S7 came with killer specs. Amidst the Note 7 explosions, Samsung had to issue statements reiterating the safety of Galaxy S7 devices. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge did pretty well in the markets, helping Samsung with revenues even after the Note 7 explosion fiasco.
Galaxy S8 mass production set to begin in March 2017
According to recent reports, Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely make its appearance in April at a special event in New York. For the April launch to happen, the components will have to reach manufacturing plants early next month. The complete production is likely to kick-start in March. According to reports, 5 million units are expected to be produced in March and another 5 million added for April launch. It was earlier speculated that Samsung would reveal the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress 2017, as it has been doing traditionally. Looks like Samsung is taking a break from the Galaxy S launch tradition.
Galaxy S8 to come with Bixby
The Galaxy S8 is likely to sport a 2K resolution display. It’s likely to have an impressive screen-to-body ratio of about 90%. Galaxy S8 is expected to feature 8GB RAM and come with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display. Samsung’s new AI assistant – Bixby – will be introduced with Galaxy S8. The new AI assistant will be tightly integrated into Samsung’s ecosystem. All of Galaxy S8’s native apps are likely to use Bixby. Samsung plans to do away with S Voice altogether and instead replace it with Bixby on Samsung Galaxy S devices. From what we know so far, Bixby will be significantly more advanced and more contextually aware than S Voice and better integrated than the current digital assistant. For the new Bixby, Samsung is relying on Vix, the technology it bought last year.
Will Samsung make up for what it lost with the Note 7 fiasco? Will Galaxy S8 provide the much-needed revenue boost for Samsung? Post your thoughts in the comments section.