Samsung Galaxy S8: The Latest News

Samsung Galaxy S8: The Latest News

After the high profile problems of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, Samsung is attempting to roar back into the scene with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Here are the relevant facts about the new Samsung so that you can make an informed decision about whether to forgive the company for its past "transgressions."

The Release Date

The world will be introduced to the Samsung Galaxy S8 on March 29, 2017. The retail price is expected to be around US$850, or €775. The initial rollout will include white, blue, black and gold colors.

The Specs

The initial word on the Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications is quite impressive. Here are some of the most relevant things you need to know:

  • A 5.2-inch screen display with 4K resolution
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • Android OS 2017
  • Your choice of 64/128 GB internal memory sizes with an expanded SD card dual micro set up
  • Front camera – 9.0 megapixels/Rear camera - 30 megapixels
  • Camera features – auto laser focus, geo tagging, HDR, facial recognition, optical image stabilization
  • Special features – mini projector, wireless charging, rapid charging, retina eye scanner

What are the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy S8?

Pros

The dual camera is one of the most interesting features in this generation of Samsung. It comes complete with an LED flash and arguably the highest quality of any camera on the market today. You can extend the 128 GB memory up to 256 GB with a read and write speed that can actually move up to a transfer speed of 500 mpbs. The most interesting security feature within the new Samsung has to be the fingerprint sensor and the 3-D force touch capabilities. This Samsung can also be charged extremely quickly, requiring only 30 minutes to move to 80% of its battery capacity.

Cons

Samsung seems hell-bent on revitalizing its image, so much so that it brands itself with a logo that keeps popping up at the most inopportune times. This cuts down the use of the 5.2-inch screen to somewhere around 4 inches, because the logo is hardcoded. Additionally, although the fingerprint sensor raises the security level of the phone, its placement is quite an eyesore. Samsung chose to place the sensor flanking the camera, which has impressed exactly 0 reviewers who have been in contact with the phone extensively.

What Customers Want to See After the Galaxy Note7 Debacle

Samsung has some work to do to get back into the good graces of mainstream consumers. Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a few things that could be improved, if all its features, out as they have been advertised, they should be on the road back to viability within the market.

Samsung will need to employee some heavy marketing to counter the many instances of the Note7 blowing up in people's faces. This will be the number one hurdle that the company must jump over: No matter how complex the feature set of the Samsung Galaxy S8 may be, no one is going to trust a company that might cause it physical harm.