Samsung has allegedly started work on the firmware for next year's 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.
Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 8:55 AM 11
Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 11:29 AM 1
Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 9:08 AM 8
Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 9:21 AM 2
Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 9:21 AM 3
Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 9:48 AM 9
Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 9:37 AM 9
Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009
posted on Oct 15, 2016, 2:14 AM 1
Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 10:59 AM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2016
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 11:40 AM 1
Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 3:50 PM 0
Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016
posted on Oct 14, 2016, 3:37 PM 0
* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):