New Galaxy S8 Leak Reveals Samsung’s Powerful Surprise


#GalaxyS8 #SmartphoneNew Galaxy S8 Leak Reveals Samsung’s Powerful Surprise : With the updated Galaxy Note 7 phablets still sitting in Samsung’s warehouse waiting for the right moment to go back on sale, the South Korean company will be looking to next year’s flagship smartphone to recover some of the excitement and rebuild trust in the Galaxy brand.

And a recent hardware leak suggests that Samsung is going all-in on one of those exciting areas . The rumored specifications for the presumptively titled Samsung Galaxy S8 suggest that the South Korean smartphone will ship with one of the most powerful graphics chips on the market, ARM’s Mali-G71.

This monster of a chip will be paired up with a 4K resolution screen (typically 3840 x 2160 pixels). That much power in both graphical ability and in computational power (with an octa-core SnapDragon system-on-chip) paired wit an ultra high definition screen suggests that the Galaxy S8′s secret weapon will be VR.

Thanks to the various iterations of the Gear VR, Samsung has a significant amount of corporate knowledge and consumer data to help it understand what is required in the public space for a low-cost VR solution. With Sony’s Playstation platform gaining its own VR system, the technology is quickly moving towards the mainstream.

The partnership with Oculus has given the headset legitimacy with the early adopters, and the increased graphical performance of the Galaxy S8 should deliver a VR experience that satisfies the public’s expectations.

Samsung has always felt the need to project a sense of innovation and cutting-edge technology with its handsets. Now that curved screens are considered to be the default choice for Samsung’s devices (and are set to appear in 2017′s presumptively named iPhone 8), the South Korean company needs something else to provide the gee-whiz.

While VR has been around for a ridiculously long time in consumer electronic circles, it has yet to find the killer application that will allow it to cut through the noise. Could that be the Galaxy S8′s mission for Samsung in the spring of 2017?

A push towards VR on the Galaxy S8 would build both on Samsung’s previous experience and the marketing around the successful Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones – Mark Zuckerberg walking unnoticed through an audience transfixed by Samsung’s Gear VR presentation remains one of the key images of 2016.

By leaning heavily on the Galaxy S8 as the handset to bring VR to the masses Samsung will be continuing to push an ecosystem that is ‘more than just a handset’, it will be promoting itself as a company with along-term plan for innovative products and it will be in the driving seat as the industry defines what mobile VR can do. Source: forbes