Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

Chris Burns - Nov 10, 2016, 12:09pm CST
Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is tipped as aiming to revitalize the good name of the company with three sizes at once. The company’s strategy has been considered, says our source, in several different ways. What may end up being the most wise is a three-pronged strategy. In that strategy, a release of the Galaxy S8, a new Galaxy S8 Plus, and the swift return of the Galaxy Note series, too.

Our source familiar with the subject who shall remain anonymous suggests that Samsung is anxious to return to the market to replace the Galaxy Note 7. One of several reasons for this is the Samsung Gear VR, a device originally marketed to the Note 7 at launch. The 2016 Gear VR was launched with an adapter which allowed the standard USB-C connector to be used with legacy devices like Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Note 5, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and the S6 edge+.

Each of the next generation’s smartphones from Samsung will launch with USB-C, according to our information. This should make the next generation more actively prepared to work with accessories of the future as well as the oncoming waves of USB-C-only devices. While Samsung did create devices like the two-way micro-USB cord for power and data transfer in the past, they’ll be ready to roll for swifter functionality with USB-C soon.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a display that’s larger than previous models but not sharper. The 2K display featured on the Galaxy S7 should prove to be enough for the Galaxy S8, provided Samsung makes it appear larger by spreading it up and out, not unlike the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung smartphone fans will certainly want to look into buying a case with their next Galaxy phone purchase.

A processor at least as new as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 will be used in all three devices. RAM may be increased on the Galaxy Note-like device, regardless of the name it’ll end up being called. The largest of these devices will quite likely be the next with Samsung’s S Pen.

And about the “ballgame” comment – while we did hear it from our source, he left it up to us to interpret. Understanding that Samsung may release three smartphones at once instead of spreading the Galaxy S from the Note line by many months may be the ticket. In addition to incremental changes to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Note lines, replacing the vacuum created by the Note 7’s recall must be paramount for Samsung.

It’ll be a risk by Samsung to cannibalize sales of their own Galaxy S and S Plus lines by releasing a Note at the same time. But given their current situation and the idea that both Galaxy S and Note fans are awaiting new smartphones here at the same time, we wouldn’t be surprised. Samsung should, regardless of what happens, be releasing their Galaxy S (large and small) and Galaxy Note lines in the first quarter of the year 2017.


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