While the debacle is confirmed for the Galaxy Note 7, the success of the future smartphone Galaxy S8 will be all the more important for restoring a fairly dented brand image.
Details are starting to diffuse drop by drop and are already promising changes in design, with in particular the possible disappearance of the Home button, leaving only a glass front.
Among the new information from Chinese social networks, it is rumored that the Galaxy S8 will be offered in two variants.
One would have a display 5.1 inches in QHD / 2K resolution (like the current Galaxy S7) while the other would benefit from a display 5.5 inch UHD / 4K, both benefiting from a Super AMOLED display stretched on the edges, a characteristic now standard on the brand's high-end models.
We thus find the rumor of the presence of a 4K display on the future model, with the possibility of use for virtual reality. Smartphones should have new 10nm processors on board, SnapDragon 830 from Qualcomm or Exynos 8895 of Samsung according to the markets.
Corridor noises also suggest that Samsung could replace its S Voice system with artificial intelligence Viv after its recent acquisition of Viv Labs. This could give birth to a high-end virtual assistant designed by a company that participated in the creation of Siri at Apple.
The SamMobile site still mentions the presence of a dual photo sensor, already anticipated in recent months given its presence on more and more high-end smartphones, while reducing its presence to the only 4K variant, according to a strategy that would recall the choices made by Apple for the iPhone 7 Plus.