Samsung Galaxy S8 firmware development already in the works
Samsung has allegedly commenced the firmware development for the upcoming Galaxy S8. The S8 ROM is currently being developed for only a few countries including UK, US, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and Poland. The list is expected to grow longer in near future.
According to a report by Sammobile, the Galaxy S8 will come in two variants: one with a 5.1-inch QHD curved Super AMOLED display and the other with a 5.5-inch UHD display. Alike the iPhone 7 Plus, the 5.5-inch model will have a dual-camera setup.
The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC. Although, it will come with an Exynos 8895 in some of the markets. Apparently, the device will feature the Viv AI assistant in place of the S Voice. The rumored launch is during a Samsung event at the MWC on February 26. It notes that around this time last year, it reported that firmware development for the Galaxy S7 was also just starting.
The Galaxy Note 7 was probably one of, if not the most anticipated smartphone to launch in 2016. Unfortunately, customers soon began to report that the Note 7 replacement units were facing the same exploding issue that plagued the first batch. Now, the company has halted sales, production and is urging customers to exchange the phablet for one of its other handsets, while carriers are also allowing customers to choose other Android smartphones, or an iPhone 7 Plus.