Soundblasters: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge rumored to boast Harman-branded stereo speakers

The air is rife with Galaxy S8 rumors given that the anticipated smartphone's announcement is due in just a bit over two months or so. We've heard lots of exciting stuff about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 edge, which will have the daunting task of making it up for the Galaxy Note 7 disaster that took place earlier this year.

The latest rumor to hit us regards the audio capabilities of the upcoming devices and claims that the Galaxy S8 and most likely the S8 edge will have stereo speakers on board. These are pegged to have a Harman branding, which is possible thanks to Samsung's recent $8 billion acquisition of the audio-centric giant. 

Remains to be seen how Samsung will implement these purported stereo speakers on its next flagship. It could either put two front-firing speakers à la HTC One M9/Nexus 6P, or emulate iPhone 7's setup, which uses its earpiece as a loudspeaker in concert with the regular one positioned at the bottom of the device.

The inclusion of high-end Harman-powered speakers on Sammy's future top-shelf devices was hinted during a press conference two weeks ago, so the stars align perfectly for the rumored stereo speakers on the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge. After all, it wouldn't make sense not to capitalize on that pricey acquisition.

As far as the rumors for the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge go, we've compiled a lengthy article with all the saucy tidbits of hearsay we've heard. You can check it out by following the link right below. 

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1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Isn't that the concept of galaxy s4??

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Concept of the Galaxy S4? No I do not think so. That looks more like a modified concept of the Galaxy S6/edge.

3. Medoo

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 06, 2016

The monster compelling phones is coming ❤

4. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

The iPhone 7 setup? You make it seem like Apple came up with that idea when the HTC 10 had it first.

8. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Actually, the Huawei P9 did it before the HTC 10.

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Could you clarify what you mean P9? I have P9 and not aware of that configuration. Thanks

12. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I was thinking the exact same thing...

17. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

They made iFailArena once again.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What do you expect from a bunch of apple presstitutes? Nothing exists to them until apple "invents" it...

5. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Phone design reminds me to an old Xperia, dislike.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

The real thing will be even more uglier than the various concept phone you see on the net.

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes just like your A$$ and face...

11. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Iphones are the ugliest pos out there

7. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Why concept designs are always good than a manufactured final product. Can't these multinational companies hire those brilliant genius guys out there.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

there's this thing called internal components and the laws of physics...Look at what happened when Samsung tried to fit a high density battery into a small casing with the Note 7. Most concepts are unfeasible and impractical in reality

14. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yes!!! That's why I got rid s7 edge because the speaker was so tinny.

15. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The speakers on the S7/Edge sound like they are broadcasting underwater (even when the phone isn't). Unacceptable for a flagship which costs upwards of $1000. Samsung needs to go to the other extreme and make sure the next speaker iterations sound like they are on fire (speakers not to be confused with battery).

16. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

My s7 edge sounds better than lame iPhone 6s mono speakers

18. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I was getting confused as well. I just sold my s6 plus for the s7 edge and the speakers sound better to me.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My daughter in law to be has the s7 edge and her speaker sounds fine.

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