Samsung Galaxy S8 teaser ad airs in South Korea, might be hinting at some interesting features


If you've lost count of all the rumors, leaks, and teasers about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, worry not – we did too. At this point, we can't help but suspect that Samsung might be behind the barrage of leaked material, but whether intentional or not, the effect of this "campaign" has been clearly beneficial – our interest grows proportionally to the amount of released information.

The latest Galaxy S8 teaser video released in South Korea is a perfect example of the above statement – it doesn't reveal that much at a first glance, yet it might hint at some interesting features.


As you can see, the video starts with a countdown to the number "8" which is pretty self-explanatory. Afterwards, the shot jumps to a guy walking across a room towards a door which is shaped like the Galaxy S8. When he proceeds to open said door, a stunning view of outer space appears, coupled with bits of little asteroids which fly back into the room. While this is an obvious refference to the naming of the handset, the great particle effects also had us wondering whether Samsung is indicating that we might see a big improvement in AR/VR with the S8.

The scene pretty much ends there, and if you're wondering what's written in Korean below the big "8", our visual translation app came up with "Completion and new beginning". You might also be curious as to why the announcement date is March 30th – this is due to the fact phone will be revealed in South Korea at the same time as the grand launch events in London and New York, which means that we have to take the time difference between the venues into account.

via GSMArena

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16 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Hope it doesn't come with the explode feature.

3. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

This is only iPhone exclusive feature....

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 554; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Be careful their apple devices dont explode since Samsung make their components for Apple :D It works both ways if Samsung is so rubbish at making tech then maybe Apple should look elsewhere.

30. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

iphones exploded since years already, looks like Samsung copied that from Apple.

5. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

What a creative and new comment!! Slooooow clap.....!!!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. it's been like 15 minutes since the last time I read about explosion comment.. we need more comment like this before S8 launched :D

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I see your comments still come with last years corniness feature.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the tease when you open the door you'll see a surprise,as to open a box you'll also hear a loud bang!

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Wow. Some imbecile actually +1'd this corny ass comment?! Oh wait, it was you.

9. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

"might be hinting at some interesting features" Lol, this is just getting sad.

12. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Even after all the leaks, we don't know much about the device. All that's leaked is the design of the phone, and that Samsung teased anyway.

15. geordie8t1

Posts: 287; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

the only ting that hasn't been leaked so far if im not mistaken is the updated camera specs and tech to go with it? anyone heard anything regarding how much its been improved?

29. VasiliS7

Posts: 200; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

One word. 1000FPS

17. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Apple iPhone killed 5 people with yesterday. With all the blasts of note 7, no one was killed.Iphone potentially deadly, therefore.

26. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"As you can see, the video starts with a countdown to the number "8" which is pretty self-explanatory." As you can see, and as is the case with many things here, PA has no clue what 'countdown' means. If you are counting up to 8 you are not doing a countdown.

28. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Waiting impatiently

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