A new S Pen Stylus would accompany the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 speculated to launch at the MWC 2017. Moving forward, in 2015 we also saw the launch of Galaxy Xcover 3 with Android 4.4 KitKat OS, followed by the Value Edition of Galaxy Xcover 3 in 2016 running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the launch of the S8 will be “Samsung’s most closely watched product launch in years”, given the spectacular failure of the Galaxy Note 7, which was found to have serious overheating and combusting issues.
Samsung is rumored to be changing up its plan by releasing a curve-screen Galaxy S8 and larger (also curve-screen) Galaxy S8 Plus. This is coming from a report picked up by Samsung-centric website Sam Mobile, adding that the expected Galaxy Tab S3 will still be the major highlight of the press conference. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will have 4GB RAM.
Both iterations of the Samsung S8 are expected to have curved screens with S8 Plus having a more massive edge-to-edge display.
In anticipation of a strong market demand, Samsung revved up its initial production for its flagship smartphone. As for the Galaxy S8, it is said to cost $100 more than the Galaxy S7, making it around $900. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Xcover 3, came with a 4.5-inch sized display with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. Overall, The Investor expects Samsung to ship 55 million Galaxy S8 handsets by the end of this year, though Samsung has set a target of 60 million units. This doesn’t mean that the company will not be revealing any significant information about the S8 at the event in Barcelona. Assuming the leak is accurate, it seems the phone will sport the Exynos 7570 chipset and Android Nougat. The fingerprint scanner is said be placed at the back cover, with camera lens and flash. This is certainly a step in the right direction, as Samsung has focused far more on their range of smartphones when it comes to getting the latest version of Android up and running, as opposed to having done the same for their collection of tablets.