Samsung has officially put the Galaxy Note 7 out to pasture, and it appears the company is putting its energy and resources into its upcoming Galaxy S8. A new report claims Samsung is planning two Galaxy S8 variants, one with a 2K 5.1-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch 4K screen and possibly follow Apple's iPhone naming convention.
In the smartphone world, Apple and Samsung not only build and sell the most handsets compared to rivals by leaps and bounds, but the two also have extremely loyal fan bases that only buy iPhones or Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phablets on an annual basis.
Samsung's current Galaxy Note 7 and its exploding batteries have been officially shut down, and this time, it won't be coming back. In the weeks leading up to the phablet, it appeared as if Samsung had a humongous hit on its hands and would reign supreme over Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company was already giving an Apple a run for its money with the success of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung built 5 million of the handsets for its August launch, and just like Apple's new Jet Black and Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Note 7 was offered in an exclusive Blue Coral color, which instantaneously became the most in-demand option and remained sold out for weeks. Then reports surfaced of exploding batteries in the handsets, which subsequently led to a recall.
Samsung thought the issue was fixed, and T-Mobile and other carriers began selling the devices for a second time .Just a few days later, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has officially been killed off by Samsung. It halted sales and production and will replace or refund customers. The company now faces one of its biggest tests to date. With U.S. carriers reportedly unhappy with the way Samsung handled the Note 7 fiasco, will customers trust the company and buy its new smartphones in droves before the Note 7?
It appears that Samsung will attempt to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it by first increasing manufacturing of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and then turn its resources and attention to next year's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The smartphones are expected to both boast curved Super AMOLED displays and drop the “edge” branding.
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at an Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress 2017 on Feb. 26. The company used the same trade show to launch the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
You can bet that Samsung will address and quell any concerns consumers may have concerning the device's safety and will also attempt to make the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus more feature rich, create a sleek, premium and elegant design and, most importantly, regain its previous status in the smartphone world.
According to a new report, Samsung will launch two Galaxy S8 models, which will both feature the popular curved displays found on its extremely popular Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy S8 will supposedly rock a 2K 5.1-inch curved Super AMOLED display, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a stunning 5.5-inch 4K display, which will have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and a pixel density of 806 pixels per inch (ppi).
Just like Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung is also expected to further differentiate the larger Galaxy S8 Plus by using a dual-camera setup on the rear of the 5.5-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. The two smartphones will use a next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor and increased RAM to handle increased virtual reality support. The official naming for the devices could change when they are officially released.
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