Samsung might scramble to release the Galaxy S8 earlier to prevent damage from Galaxy Note 7 recall
posted by Luis D. / Sep 14, 2016, 8:51 AM
According to analysts from KB Investment & Securities, Samsung might be pressured to launch its next high-profile smartphone, the tentatively-titled Galaxy S8, earlier than usual in order to offset the losses incurred by recalling the Galaxy Note 7.
Analyst Kim Sang-pyo believes that releasing the Galaxy S8 by the end of next year's first quarter, which has been the Galaxy S flagship phone's traditional launch time over the past few years, may negatively impact Samsung's mobile business in 2017. He also says that an earlier launch would be "the most realistic solution" to dealing with the reputation and financial damage resulting from the recall.
From Samsung's point of view, pouring resources into the development of a new product would be better money spending than investing in the kind of marketing needed to re-establish the Galaxy Note 7 on the market once again.
Industry sources are saying that Samsung Electronics has already started sourcing curved screens for the rumored Galaxy S8, removing the flat-screen version altogether in favor of "edge" displays. Reportedly, the company wants to establish curved screens as part of the identity of its premium smartphones.
Would you like to see the Galaxy S8 earlier than next March? Tell us what you think of Samsung's situation in the comments section below.
source: The Investor
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
9 November Canadian couple abroad had to destroy their Note 7 phones to get home, files class action lawsuit against SamsungAlright, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is almost over. Samsung has recalled all of the units and issued a software update that limits active phones batteries to a 60% charge to incite people that haven't returned theirs yet to do so. On top of that, the company is posting apology after apology — a string, which culminated in a full-page remorseful letter to its customers, posted in some magazines yesterday.
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-partyEver since the official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 was put into motion, there has been a particular group of buyers that wondered what will happen with their devices now. That is the portion of the users that bought the phablet off eBay, Swappa or similar unauthorized sites and resellers...
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trustThe Galaxy Note 7 saga is almost behind us (or at least we hope it is), but the aftermath of it is still very serious for Samsung. Not only did the tech giant lose enough money to make any CEO cringe, but it also felt serious repercussions on its brand image...
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environmentSamsung says that it's reviewing ways of limiting the environmental impact caused by the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation...
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiascoIn return, Samsung held an event in a Chinese city where many of the local distributors were invited. Furthermore, in order to thank these retailers for their continuing support of the brand, all Samsung execs present at the event, as well as all other members of the staff kneeled on the stage in front of the audience...
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They better not rush the s8 to the market
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 8:52 AM 13
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I think it would be a nice move if they are confident to bring on the table something that can compete with A10 chipset. Also, Note 8 would have some more time to improve from Note 7 and S8, making it a truly beast when it's released. If they are not confident, then no please.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 2:20 PM 0
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I feel sorry for the Iphone 7/plus
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:01 AM 0
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Why do you feel sorry for them? I may have missed it, but where in the article were they mentioned?
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:51 AM 15
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PA rushing out click bait articles. Samsung will get there releases right going forward. Too much is at stake.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:01 AM 6
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They just said that the Note 7's usage is on the rise too. http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 4:35 PM 1
Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012
I really hope this will finally be the 'perfect' know-it-all phone the last couple of Galaxy Ses wanted to be. They only need to refine the S7 edge formula, ironing out the small annoyances this one misses: - scratch resistant home button, - USB 3.1 through Type-C, - more protective edges that have better chance of averting shock from the glass parts, - no glass back, there's a perfect solution for a sturdy back that allows wireless charging: composites, no scratches, good impact resistance, light - and give us back our FM radio! The Note7 almost got it right, if it came in a slightly narrower (5.5", 71mm) package, it would seriously tempt me despite the exorbitant price.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:20 AM 0
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I agree with you, but saddly there is little chance for the return of FM radio.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:45 AM 0
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Unfortunately, radio station streaming usually doesn't include the NFL, NHL our MLB games that they're broadcasting over the air, since their license from those entities doesn't include internet streaming. FM radio is a great addition to a phone.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 1:33 PM 0
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I take care of my phones and I haven't dropped one since I was in the 7th grade. You guys need to stop being such a klutz and not do anything stupid with your phone like holding it up with your shoulder when you are talking or having it in your lap while you're driving. Besides your list I would include UFS 2 lane storage rather than the single lane that is currently used. Storage plays a large part in overall system speed and 2 lane will double whats in the 7. Also, I would like to see them finally move away from pentile and use a RGB pixel structure so we actually have a legitimate 1440p screen which would severely reduce the screen door effect on GearVR. Lastly, I would like them to finally implement thishttp://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 10:46 AM 0
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Yeah rush out another phone to try and fix the note 7 disaster. I feel a S8 coming with the new S-Plode feature. Seems they don't learn, just keep rushing crap low quality stuff out.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 9:23 AM 1
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Rushing will just cause more issues, take your taime to make it right for pitty sake.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 10:09 AM 2
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Really? So how about they changed the release schedule on. The S6 was brought earlier than normal. So was the Note 5 and S7's. They all were fine. The issue with the Note 7 has nothing to do with releasing it a month earlier than normal. It has to do with using a different supplier who ended up having a falulty component. Any one who would let just one phone, move them to another OEM after owning several phones with no problem is just a pussy. I've owned several Samsung phones, none have given me an issue. Even if the Note 7's I have would have exploded, as long as the carrier/OEM replaces it, I'm sticking with them. This can happen to any company. If Samsung had denied the issue and showed they didn't give a carp, then yes I would drop them like rock. I stand behind anyone who does right as it should be. To stand behind someone who always done wrong is actually who the fools stick with. Name Apple fans. I didn't appreciate Steve Jobs lying to my face and telling me it was my fault. That the way I have always held a phone in my hand is now all of a sudden a problem. Only to out later and tell the truth when sales started taking a dive. I would never support them. Which is why I chose to personally not buy a phone with Qualcomm SnapDragon inside. Which is why I ordered myself the Exynos Note 7. I bought the T-Mobile devices for my wife and daughter. Now I'm using my wife's device. I dont mine its getting return eventually. But it would suck big time if I cant replace it with a Note 7. I dont like the Galaxy S anymore and the S6 Edge+ was the last one I liked. I will use that before I would consider an S7. Rushing doesnt have to be an issue, as long as they check everything, which I am sure they will.
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 11:00 AM 1
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For some people. Not everyone. Have people stopped buying toyotas? Millions of car accidents happen every year. Has it stopped people from buying cars? Planes have crashed. Have people stopped flying? Boat have sank. Have people stopped boating? People have drowned, have been attacked by sharks. Have they stopped going in the water? People have been food poisoned. Has it stopped them from eating? Cigarettes kill people. Has it stopped them from smoking? I will never understand the logic of fans or haters. Yes you are right. Some people will not buy. Just like there will be people who won't fly, won't buy cars. Won't get in water. But it won't be the majority. The fact is, several OEMS have had phones explode for whatever reason. Period. Don't you still by phones? The iPhone has burned people, explodes on a plane, electrocuted people and burned down houses and more. Has it stopped anyone from buying? No. so what exactly is your point?!
posted on Sep 14, 2016, 10:08 PM 0
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