Samsung has allegedly started work on the firmware for next year's Galaxy S8

Samsung has allegedly started work on the firmware for next year's Galaxy S8
With the exploding Note 7 saga coming to a very unfortunate end for Samsung, loyal fans of the company are already looking forward to next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8. In this context, those who haven’t given up on Samsung might be keen to learn that the company has allegedly started work on the firmware for the upcoming Galaxy S8.

The info comes through Sammobile, a tech blog that has reliably reported on upcoming Samsung devices in the past. According to unnamed insider sources, Samsung software engineers have already started developing the Samsung Galaxy S8 firmware. 

Allegedly, the firmware is currently being built with markets such as South Korea, the US, the UK, China, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland in mind. Once Samsung’s software wizards are able to create stable builds, the company will start adapting the core for other markets as well.

While some rumors argued that Samsung will rush to launch the Galaxy S8 earlier than planned in an attempt to patch up credibility following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it’s worth pointing out that the firmware development timeline does not support this claim. Last year, Samsung started working on the firmware for the Galaxy S7 at around this point in time last year, which suggests that a similar launch schedule is to be expected (the S7 was unveiled at MWC 2016 in late February).

It is widely believed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 on February 26 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The company has already scheduled an event for that day, which predates the event's kick-off.

According to previous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in two versions. One is said to feature a 5.1-inch curved display running at 1440 by 2560 pixels. The other is said to boast a 5.5-inch panel running at 2160 by 3840 pixels (4K). The US variant of the flagship is expected to feature the 10nm-built Qualcomm Snapdragon 830, while other markets will receive a variant that’s equipped with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC.

Chances are that we’re some good months away before the Samsung Galaxy S8 becomes official. As such, don’t take any of this information for granted, as a lot could change until late February next year.

source: Sammobile

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29 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Samsung should bring Nougat to their S7 so ex-Note7 users have a nice alternative!

16. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"With the exploding Note 7 saga coming to a very unfortunate end for Samsung, loyal fans of the company are already looking forward to next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8. In this context, those who haven’t given up on Samsung might be keen to learn that the company has allegedly started work on the firmware for the upcoming Galaxy S8." I am starting to Loath this website. Is this negative and completely idiotic opening paragraph really necessary? "those who haven't given up" - nice negative statement FYI.. Note buyers generally don't give a crap about the SX phone release, aside from hinting at what the next Note may be.

18. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

I agree they are just draggin out this issue longer than it has to be

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Make a flat screen S8 Pro edition with S pen.

10. truthwins unregistered

S 8 pro, with s - pen that sounds cool

24. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Good call . Bring back large flat screened stylus enabled phones.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

So essentially it will be an enhanced S7 with no home button, faster processor, and higher res.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Remove the part about the home button and higher res, and it could be about the last two iPhones.

4. Nopers unregistered

Now they don't have to update the Note 7 to Nougat, they'll have plenty of time. I'd hope that the S7/S7 edge get the GraceUX before the release of the S8 though.

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Get rid of the lag and the cartoonish look by making it more like stock Android. Don't forget to add FM radio as well.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

If they make it look like stock android , i'll simply get pixels

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Samsung makes better hardware ;)

19. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Stock Android makes my eyes bleed

25. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Look again. Stock android is more cartoonish than TW UI.

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I'm not buying a rounded screened phone. Taking away the flat options is just stupid.

8. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Samsung has to stop thier stupid region softwares and start to make one software for all countries together It's really stupid whensome regions get the latest updates while others have to wait 3 months to get it I don't know when companies can understand that

11. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Dont buy Samsung crap then.

27. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

The reason why some regions wait so long is because of the carriers. For instance in the states Samsung releases the updated software to the carriers, then the carriers makes the decision on when to deploy it to their respect consumers. So Samsung isn't really all to blame.

13. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

Dont forget 4K 60fps with h265 codec!!

14. Harambe unregistered

H.265 is the compression algorighm, x265 is the codec.

15. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The sales of the Galaxy S, will more than make up for the Note 7. The S8 will have basically everything the Note 7 had, accept for the Pen. The S usually has 40M+ sales. Consider all the Note 7 buyers who likely will wait if they can, if they have a spare phone to us, the S8 could see a huge increase in sales to the tune of 60M+. Considering the Note usually has 25~30M buyers, if 1/2 of them wait for the S8, that would increase the S sales by at least 1/3. Either way, Samsung is still goign to get paid.

26. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I'm not going with a smaller screen size. I'll wait until the Note 8 before I give up my Note 7!

17. ginno4196

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

but I dont see the reason why people are losing hope on Samsung the gave refunds of all note7 users we not sure if apple will be able to do that

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Why bring Apple into this? I don't think Apple, nor any company has had this many explosions in the first weeks of its launch. The reason why people are losing hope is the way samsung has handled the situation. Instead of remotely deactivating all note 7s they just waited for the customers to fix THEIR problem. I thought it couldn't get any worse, but even the "safe" units began to explode! Issuing a SECOND recall. Oh, also with the way they treat their workers is just in humane. But i guess all smartphone manufacturers do it. f**k SAMSUNG!~

20. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Why would it make any sense to Samsung to hurry out the S8? Putting LESS time between the Note incident and the release of a new phone doesn't exactly inspire confidence, nor does even the slightest suggestion that the process for the S8 would have been rushed in any way. If anything, Samsung should delay the S8 launch a little bit to at least APPEAR that they're being more careful and further separate themselves from this incident by time.

23. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

For U.S. Samsung should be using their exynos processor rather than snapdragon. Better optimization for their phones

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