Samsung Galaxy S8 first look

Elizabeth Williams
April 25, 2017

Samsung is reportedly working on its next-gen Galaxy Note device, which is possibly dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The introduction of the Galaxy S8 comes at a delicate time for the embattled South Korean electronics giant, which is eager to put behind the challenges associated with the Galaxy Note 7, whose exploding batteries prompted a worldwide recall, IHS indicated. Despite having serious battery explosion issues, die-hard Samsung fans and Note 7 owners were extremely sad to let it go.

If you bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and had to return it due to obvious reasons, this might interest you. Samsung skipped the "6" in the name and followed the Note 5 with the Galaxy Note 7 past year, but things didn't go so well. The devices are powered by Samsung's very own Exynos 8895 - Octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10 nm process. After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle that took place past year, it was expected that the smartphone maker would kill its Galaxy Note line of devices. Among the listed devices, the one that features model number SM-N935S is expected to be the refurbished Galaxy Note 7.

The battery capacity on the Galaxy S8, at 3000 milliamp hour (mAh), is the same as that found in last year's Galaxy S7.

As per the listing, 6 devices have received certification. Whether or not the Galaxy S8 will be able to get closer or even overtake them is what we're curious about. The company is also ensuring that it runs rigorous checks on the battery so that the incidents that doomed the original Note 7 are not repeated.

Would you be willing to buy a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 for $250 cheaper? The original Note 7 was initially launched at a market price of around $933 previous year. For India, there is no hint on the launch.

According to SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans, the screens of Samsung's latest devices are attractive but not durable. The Note 7 will be running Android Nougat out of the box.

Other reports by VgToday

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