Samsung tipped done with its Note 7 investigation, demands Galaxy S8 secrecy over product leaks to China

Samsung tipped done with its Note 7 investigation, demands Galaxy S8 secrecy over product leaks to China
There is no second chance to make a first impression, they say, and Samsung Mobile’s head Koh Dong-jin knows this all too well. Given how much the company has riding on the Galaxy S8 success, he had demanded a total veil of secrecy over the upcoming spring flagship. 

After all, Samsung has allegedly finished its investigation into the Note 7 demise, tips Korean media, will soon publish the results, and all that will be left for its fans is to look forward to the S8. It turns out that all those leaks and rumors we've been posting for the last few months now, are beginning to sound suspiciously close to the real thing, which ruins the element of surprise, or loads people with overly ambitious expectations.

An email sent yesterday by Mr Koh to the mobile department's employees, reads "I feel deeply regretful to hear news of the recent attempts at data breach and prototype leak. Samsung had a bitter experience due to the leak of important data - on product design and business strategies - to China, and consequently suffered damages in the past."

The sheer fact that we are learning about that eventual email, shows that Mr Koh has a steep hill to climb when it comes to leak prevention still. Moreover, it is kind of late on the "product design" leaks to Chinese makers front, given that the rumors for an "edge-to-edge," "all-glass" Galaxy S8 with souped-up AI assistant might be behind phones like the Xiaomi Mi Mix, or the fresh Honor Magic. 

The new Magic not only has a 5.1" AMOLED display curved to the sides, but its glass sandwich design curved at the top, and the presence of a homebrew virtual assistant on steroids sound suspiciously like what the Galaxy S8 is rumored to be like. Still, we are awaiting the S8 with bated breath, as next year is shaping up to be pretty disruptive in terms of novel phone design ideas at long last.

source: The Investor

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Only a few thousands of the tech community will not be shocked at what the s8 would look like. It's the millions of sheeps that would be surprised by the innovations of samsung in the s8

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Unfortunately that's how it is in the mobile industry these days, everybody is copying each other. Samsung is already dead in china and with the chinese government being overprotective and supportive of the local brands, there is nothing that samsung can do but admit defeat in china. Samsung should just focus on other countries that don't sell chinese made phones and they can make more profit there

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Evleaks: challenge accepted Weibo: hmm, we shall see

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They need to suck less that is all.

5. Life_Engineer

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

So the xiaomi mi mix that has been in research for years and that includes unheard before tech (like that piezoelectric earpiece) is the result of the S8 leakes?!?! Great analysis! Thumbs up!

7. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I guess not even Sharp heard about that tech, right? That is Xiaomi research for years.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You realise that sharp have released loads of phones like that, they've used that earpiece tech before also

11. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Stop pretending you never heard of the Sharp Aquas..

6. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

You have no seperated and standalone article about the new Honor magic but you mentioned in this one. WEIRD!

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What's weird about it? The message is always clear from these apple presstitutes, they're desperately trying to push readers into think the S8 would be some iPhone clone.

10. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Any company that rushes a product out without a check out will end up in trouble,Samsung just rushed the Note 7 just because they were so scared of the Apple iPhone 7 being more successful,they made the Note 7 to thin to withstand the pressure on the battery,o.k forget about the Note 7 saga,but Samsung now as got to come out with a phone that offers nearly every top class features and also looks Amazing,so consumers to forget about the Note 7 and proof to them that Samsung are the No 1 phone produces

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Note 7 was released I believe 2 days earlier then the note 5. So I would not say it was rushed.

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ever heard of a full stop?

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4324; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Stop stating facts!!

14. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

I'm so eager for the next best thing

16. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"..demands Galaxy S8 secrecy over product leaks to China..." Then don't manufacture the damn thing in China, stupid!!!

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