It seems that the Galaxy S8 rumor floodgates are officially open (though the downpour may not be enough to wash away the Note 7 embers quite yet). Following last week’s Galaxy S8 rumor blowout, arrives talk of a 4K Galaxy S8 variant and the replacement of Samsung’s longstanding S Voice integration.
A prolific Chinese leaker, via Sam Mobile, suggests that both a 5.1-inch handset with a curved, QHD Super AMOLED display and a 5.5-inch device with 4K resolution are on the cards. What’s more, it’s also speculated that the previously rumored dual-camera setup may be exclusive to the larger of the two handsets.
Samsung’s S Voice app may also be getting the chop in favor of a smarter AI assistant. Samsung recently announced that it had acquired intelligent interface developer Viv Labs and with Samsung’s S Voice tech falling far behind the likes of Siri and Google Assistant, the injection of an all-new AI assistant could be just what the company needs (alongside many bags of cash).
Samsung’s Viv Labs acquisition is a firm indication that it’s prepping something new in AI. Other recent speculation regarding the Galaxy S8 includes the adoption of a ‘full-screen’ display (i.e. without the top and bottom bezels) and the removal of the series’ typical home button.
If the rumors are anything to go by, Samsung could be back with a bang next year. No pun intended.