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Samsung Galaxy S8 price, release date, specs and rumors

Update: Bixby AI assistant will support 7 to 8 languages

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are currently taking the smartphone world by storm. That said, shape is beginning to form around the Galaxy S8, which should appear in Spring of 2017. Here's everything else we know so far about the Galaxy S8 price, release date, specs and features. The latest rumor to surface is that the Galaxy S8's Bixby AI assistant will be able to support between 7 and 8 languages.

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Samsung Galaxy S8: price and release date

A first hint into the launch of the Galaxy S8 by serial leaker Ricciolo pointed to February 26 at 7 PM CET in Barcelona, as we saw in a tweet. At the recent press event outlining the causes behind the Note 7 fiasco (or inferno), the head of Samsung's mobile communications division, Koh Dong-jin, confirmed that the S8 would not be launched at MWC. Samsung is most likely focusing on safety and regaining consumer trust before launching a new flagship. If this is the case, it could be launched on March 29 or sometime in April, meaning it might be May before consumers can have the device in their hands. Even though we won't get a full announcement at MWC 2017, Samsung is said to be showing off a one minute video of the S8 during their February 26 press conference where the Galaxy Tab S3 will be the main focus.

We believe that the Galaxy S8 would follow the same price progression as its previous models, which increased over time due to new innovations and evolution of tech specifications. This would place the Galaxy S8 at a $800 price mark. However, this may be too pricey for a flagship device, and Samsung may choose a price mark closer to the Galaxy S7, that being of $700 upon release.

Of course, that price tag is likely to vary around the world (as will the release date) and current rumors suggest that in India, for example, the Galaxy S8 will cost between Rs. 54,000 – Rs. 60,000. According to the somewhat spurious sounding GalaxyS8Info.com, it's due to go on sale in March, rather than April as had previously been reported. It's probably best to take information like this pricing and release date in India with a pinch of salt until a more trustworthy source has information to share. 

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The Galaxy S8 could improve upon the design of the S7. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S8: technical specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8: Camera

An insider leak from China says the Galaxy S8 will be getting a dual camera. The primary rear camera will be 12 MP, with a 13 MP secondary camera. With two sensors, you can create what is called a Bokeh effect to help with better depth of field effects. There will also be an 8 MP front camera for selfies, a welcome upgrade from the outdated fixed-focus 5 MP on the S6, S7 and Note 5. According to the Korean website ETNews, the front camera will have an auto-focus feature typical of rear cameras. Samsung has figured out a way to make it small enough to keep the camera from protruding from the phone, by mounting the actuator on the side of the lens rather than in the middle.

AndroidPIT assessment: The rumors about the dual rear camera seem plausible, since there is stiff competition and the S8 will need to stand out against the crowd. Recently, the Honor 6X, a phone that costs just $250, also came out with a dual camera. There also need to be improvements in low light performance, JPEG compression artifacts and the selfie camera. 

Sources: SamMobile, SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy S8: Display and design

Overall design: The Note 7 may indicate what we could expect with the Galaxy S8. While the S7 made improvements to its design from its predecessor, it had similar specs to the Galaxy Note 5 that had been released six months before. And this follows previous releases of the Galaxy Note series, so the former Samsung phablet generation is usually a preview of the specs for the next Galaxy flagship.

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The Note 7 foretells what might come with the Galaxy S8. / © AndroidPIT

The Galaxy Note 7 more closely shares design DNA with the Galaxy S series, with the convergence of edges – whether large or small – across all Samsung flagships.

A recent (alleged) leak that has been circulating via TalkAndroid may show a prototype for the Galaxy S8. The video in question comes from Samsung's display division, and it's highly unlikely that they would accidentally leak their own phone this way. The screen-to-body ratio for the device is high, a there is virtually no border on the right or left sides of the smartphone.Thin bars at the top and bottom have allowed just enough space for a few small components and the trademark Samsung logo.

Two different sizes: The rumor mill has already suggested that the Galaxy S8 (codenamed Project Dream) will be available in two sizes, and both share a similar design. The model numbers will be SM-G950 & SM-G955.

Both of these models have apparently already been tested in China.

The larger of two models, the projected 6.2-inch device, has already been christened by the internet as the "Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus." Given its possible size, this model would be bigger than the last Galaxy Note.

The smaller model is rumored to be around 5-inches, making it smaller than the Galaxy S7 (5.1-inches) and the same dimensions as the Google Pixel. This is an interesting strategy for Samsung, but it is a bit of a risky move: if the change from 5.1-inches to 5-inches doesn't bother a lot of people, many people may find a 6.2-inch device to be too big for a phablet. 

The latest render video from GearIndia and @OnLeaks shows off the S8 and S8 Plus in a full 360 degrees. The renders are supposedly based on factory CADs, so if the source is real, these renders would be highly accurate. At the time they released the renders, they also revealed the dimensions of the devices: 148.90 x 68 x 8 mm and 159 x 74 x 8 mm. In the video you will see the fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port and headphone jack featured. See the video below:

Edge display: More purported leaked details of the S8 suggest that the next phone in the range will have double-curved edges on the front and back, but that there will be no 'regular' model without a curved screen. There's even some suggestion that the screen sizes could jump to 6.2-inches for the larger model.

The Korea Herald wrote that Samsung planned to consolidate its flagship lineup, with next year's phones being honed down to curve-only displays. This could pave the way for a single Galaxy S8 edge device, the way the Galaxy S line was produced until the Galaxy S5. If this claim proves to be correct, it would mean a significant change for one of the world's most popular smartphone families. A change like this would signify that curved-edge displays had become the more popular choice for Samsung customers. 

Videos from Samsung Display on YouTube led some people to believe that the company had accidentally leaked its upcoming flagship, but that seems really unlikely.

RGB Super AMOLED Quad HD display: There are already rumors about a 4K display, or a Bezel-less OLED display, but the latest rumor is that the Galaxy S8 will be getting an RGB Super AMOLED Quad HD display. According to SamMobile, Samsung is planning to ditch the Diamond PenTile pixel arrangement for one with sharper image quality. An RGB arrangement will bring around 11 million pixels, while the old layout was only around 7.3 million. This will make a profound difference for VR applications.

Bezel-less OLED display: The Korean Herald spoke to a Samsung Display researcher who said “Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio [...] reaches more than 90 percent next year”. The Samsung employee declined to officially confirm this full-screen adoption but there are reports that Apple is working on implementing this technology into its iPhone 8.

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It's possible that the Galaxy S8 makes strides in its display technology. / © AndroidPIT

Force touch: According to industry sources, Samsung is considering putting pressure sensitive technology in the Galaxy S8. The technology, also known as Force Touch or 3D Touch, allows software to react to different levels of pressure being applied to the screen with a finger. For example, it can allow pressure to be used to adjust a brightness setting or zoom in on a photo. An anonymous Samsung supplier said, "Samsung is considering adopting the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption will come in one or two years … It is a matter of time before other major Android smartphone makers deploy the technology that will help enhance user interface." This implies that while the S8 edge may have the hardware technology ready to implement, full software integration could take up to one or two years. Phones that are already using this technology include the iPhone 6s and the Huawei Mate S.

Fingerprint scanner on the back: 

What will it get if not a home button or an optical fingerprint scanner? A scanner on the back, of course. A new photo leaked by the famous leaker Evan Blass on Venture Beat shows the fingerprint scanner placed on the back, just beside the camera.

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Placing the scanner beside the camera may be problematic for some. / © Venture Beat

A new render from designer Benjamin Geskin based on the previously leaked Venture Beat photo above and rumors, shows what the S8 would look like with the fingerprint scanner on the back as well. It is so realistic that it has led some to believe it is an official press render. See it in the Tweet below, and for more details read our full article about the render.

Samsung hasn't confirmed anything about the fingerprint scanner yet, so we'll just have to wait and see. But, we think the S8 will likely leave the home button behind. This could make it the first smartphone with an optical fingerprint sensor under the display. This isn't expected, though. Synaptics, which has long been the supplier for Samsung's fingerprint scanners, has just announced the release of its Natural ID optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets, which are due to go into mass production in Q2 2017. This will be too late to make it into the S8 before launch, which is why it's not likely to get an optical fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is much more likely to be placed somewhere on the back.

AndroidPIT assessment: There's a lot of contradictory information floating around with regard to the display size, a frameless design, and the possibility of only having an Edge variant. The facts remain to be seen, and all we can do is speculate at this time.

Sources: The InvestorWeiboWeiboWeibo, TalkAndroid

Samsung Galaxy S8: Audio

SamMobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not have a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. And like the iPhone 7, the USB Type-C port will be used instead, meaning you won't be able to charge your phone while using headphones and you'll need an adapter for any headphones you already own.

There is another rumor from Fonearena about the S8 getting stereo speakers, but this is far less likely. Samsung took over Harman Audio, but they said themselves that Harman Audio coming to the Galaxy S Series was just a thought for 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Processor, RAM, and other

Processor: Qualcomm has recently confirmed that its new Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset will be manufactured on Samsung's 10 nm FinFET process technology, and its highly likely this will be the processor Samsung will use in the US version of the Galaxy S8. The octa-core processor will be 20 percent faster and 25 percent more efficient than its predecessor, Snapdragon 820. The CPU has four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz, and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9 GHz. To compliment all of this, the inclusion of the new Adreno 540 graphics card promises  25 percent improved performance and HDR support. Whether or not this delivers their intended results, only time will tell.

As for other non-American Galaxy S6, these might come with the Exynos 8895 that was previously rumored. This comes as no surprise as producing devices with different chipsets is nothing new for the Korean smartphone giant.

The Exynos 8895 processor, which is said to be capable of up to 4 GHz speeds, might be used in some of the Galaxy S8 smartphones. The rumored Exynos 8895 would provide an estimated 30 percent performance improvement on the Exynos 8890 found in the Galaxy S7 (in some regions) if the claims are accurate. The chipset makes use of ARM's newest Mali-G71 GPU, which is rumored to be 1.8 times faster than the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU found in the Galaxy S7.

RAM and internal storage: According to information posted on Chinese social network Weibo, the Galaxy S8 will reportedly deliver a 5.5-inch 4K display geared for VR and will come with a whopping 6 GB of RAM. Leaks from China via SamMobile also suggest it could come with up to 256 GB of internal storage, and the leaks corroborate the 6 GB RAM claim.

Battery: The Note 7 battery doomed the phablet and put the South Korean smartphone giant in jeopardy. We can expect that Samsung will pull out all the stops to ensure that the Galaxy S8 goes off without a hitch. So it came as no surprise to us that the company could be looking externally for help with the S8 battery. The Korea Herald reported that a Samsung executive said that the company is "looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem" for help with the Galaxy S8 battery. This has not been confirmed by either company, but there are sources who say a deal has already signed between the two. This would not be the first time that Samsung looked to LG for partnership.

Against all expectations, Samsung's subsidiary company Samsung SDI will be responsible for developing the batteries for the Galaxy S8. Samsung SDI had been credited as being responsible for the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, which pushed Samsung to source batteries from its second manufacturer: China's ATL. That said, according to the information coming directly from the South Korean company, SDI and its batteries were not responsible for the Note 7 explosions. Rest assured, the same issues should not impact on the S8 as Samsung has identified the cause of the Note 7 problems and will be releasing a report on its findings in early 2017.

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the smartphone will have a fast charging system, as Snapdragon 835 will include the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. According to Qualcomm, with this system you will get 5 hours of battery life after only 5 minutes of charging. We shall see. 

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The Galaxy S7 came with a 3,000 mAh battery. / © AndroidPIT

AndroidPIT assessment: The Galaxy S8 will definitely have high-end hardware and impressive performance, but it remains to be seen if it will have the Snapdragon 835, 830 or the Exynos 8895 processor. It is likely that it will have 6 GB of RAM though.

SourcesSamMobile, SamMobile, SamMobileWeiboWeiboTechtastic,

Rumored specs at a glance

The Galaxy S8 is rumored to have the following specs, which include the latest version of Android and the also rumored Snapdragon 835 processor: 

Specifications Galaxy S8 Specs
Type Phone
Model SM-G950
Manufacturer Samsung
Dimensions 140.14 x 72.20 x 7.30 mm / 152.38 x 78.51 x 7.94 mm
Weight unknown
Battery Size 3,000 / 3,600 mAh
Screen Size 5.7 / 6.2 inches
Display Technology AMOLED
Screen 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (576 ppi)
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Camera 12 MP
Flashlight LED
Android Version Android 7.1 Nougat
User Interface TouchWiz
RAM 6 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, UFS 2.1
Removable Storage up to 256 GB per slot (single and dual SIM models)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895
Number of Cores 8
Max Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C, headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S8: features

So far, speculations about the features of the Galaxy S8 have had a futuristic note about them. Of course, the Galaxy S7 also had some cool features, like waterproofing. The Samsung S7 Active took its durability a step further. We hope to see the 'shatter-resistant' display on the Active in the Galaxy S8, among other things.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby digital assistant

We think it is very likely that the S8 will come pre-installed with a digital assistant, Samsung's new equivalent of Siri, named Bixby. There is now possible confirmation of this from a Samsung employee's profile on LinkedIn, which you can see in the Tweet below. The employee is a Principal Program Manager, whose job is to "drive the execution and delivery for Samsung's upcoming AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant on Galaxy S8".

Furthermore, during Samsung's Q4 2016 earnings release, it was mentioned that AI-powered software and services are an integral part of the company's growth strategy, so the presence of an AI assistant in the S8 is consistent.

Bixby differs from other AI helpers in that it will be a third-party open platform. Bixby will run on many devices, like appliances and wearables, and become the control hub for your smart home. Recently acquired Viv Labs, Inc. and Samsung both agree that AI assistants are the next major revolution in IT.

Recent information from SamMobile is indicating that Bixby may include a few very interesting new features. In addition to being able to support Samsung Pay and integrating with installed apps, Bixby will also have a visual search and OCR tool to use on the camera. It's rumored the camera will include its own Bixby button, allowing it to access a search tool that processes whatever the camera is pointing at. Bixby will analyze the image, and identify any objects or text. Bixby will even help you search for the object, or use the OCR to process any text you point the phone at.

The newest rumor to emerge is that Bixby will be able to support between 7 to 8 languages when it is launched, surpassing the linguistic capacity of AI rivals such as Google Assistant. 

AndroidPIT assessment: Samsung wants to get in the AI assistant game with Apple and Microsoft, and build a platform out of it. Bixby could end up a flop if it doesn't get any unique features.

Source: SamMobile, SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy S8: iris scanner

The S8 will likely feature an iris scanner. The Note 7 was released with one, and it would be a shame to let the feature end there. The iris scanner offers an extra level of security which can't be faked, and an API would allow third party apps to use the iris scanner as a way for users to unlock sensitive files.

AndroidPIT assessment: the iris scanner is a done deal. Whether or not people need it is another story.

Samsung Galaxy S8: goodbye mechanical home button, hello subscreen sensor

For many years, Samsung has stood by hardware buttons in its design, though Android has moved on to using virtual buttons. With the Galaxy S8, we could see a change. Samsung just filed a patent application to recognize swipes on the home button. Then you could maybe launch apps by swiping left or right on the home button. It's not clear whether there will be a mechanical button or not on the S8, as Samsung has not yet chosen a supplier for a button.

AndroidPIT assessment: Apple has said goodbye to the mechanical button, and Samsung is expected to follow suit.

Source: Weibo

Samsung Galaxy S8: a high-resolution Daydream

Google announced at its I/O developers' conference earlier this year that Android Nougat will come with VR support installed in the OS. This platform is called Daydream, and for devices to support it, they have to meet a certain specs sheet defined by Google.

While these specs have not yet been made public, several devices have already been confirmed or even released that are certified Daydream-ready. Among these devices is the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which has a Full HD display, suggesting this to be the minimum requirement on the display front.

However, the latest Galaxy S8 edge rumor, coming via phoneArena.com, suggests that Samsung wishes to future-proof the device by equipping it with a 4K display. Indeed, the rumored code name for the Galaxy S8 project – Project Dream – points flirtatiously towards Daydream, so a focus on VR does not seem at all unlikely.

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Could the Galaxy S8 be optimized for Daydream? / © AndroidPIT

Samsung also recently showcased a 5.5-inch 4K display, suggesting serious headway is being made towards placing such a display inside the next generation of the Galaxy S series.

Samsung Galaxy S8: S Pen accessory and possible PC mode

Samsung may introduce the S8 with some accessories. Sammobile says the device may have an S Pen, but it won't have its own holding slot in the device to plug into. It's also possible that Samsung could supply new wireless headphones with the device.

Samsung also may be working on a competitor to Microsoft's Continuum, according to AllAboutWindowsPhone.com. The technology would allow the smartphone to extend itself to an external display, and make use of peripherals like a keyboard and mouse. It would function much like a desktop computer in this way, and in the picture we see that it looks like Chrome OS. 

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The S8 with an extended workspace. / © AllAboutWindowsPhone.com

Samsung Galaxy S8: heartbeat-measuring laser

An interesting feature that could accompany the Galaxy S8 is a new laser dedicated to measuring the heart rate through the skin. This came to us via SamMobile from a patent they spotted. The device would perceive the pulsation of the arteries and determine your pulse. You can see the patent below.

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Samsung Galaxy S8  / © Patently Mobile

The camera system of the Galaxy S8 could incorporate the iris scanner from the Note 7. This came to us from The Korea Herald, who reportedly spoke to a Samsung official on the condition of anonymity. This source claimed that "Samsung never uses the same camera for its flagship models [...] so there surely will be an improvement" for the S8 camera.

The official also claimed a dual-lens camera – technology we've seen in other high-end flagships this year – could accompany the S8. He didn't indicate whether there will be a different camera system for the rumored variants. We do hope that the S8 won't incorporate too many features from the Note 7.

Another rumor we have for the camera of the S8 is from PhotoRumors. They say the phone could come with a CMOS sensor 1/1.7-inch aperture that could come with a resolution between 18 to 24 MP.

Samsung Galaxy 8: concept designs

We hope to see big changes with the Galaxy S8, and we're not the only ones. The designer Steel Drake threw his hat into the ring for designing the new flagship device and we hope to see some of these in 2017. We've seen some interesting design concepts for the S8 already but we desperately want these.

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Design concepts for the Galaxy S8. / © Steel Drake

As you can see, the front would have the Samsung logo at the bottom along with the front camera at the top. Missing is the physical home button and fingerprint reader. This makes the screen take up far more of the front of the device and a welcome look for those wanting a better screen experience.

To us, the back of the device in the design renders are equally interesting. The back has a brushed steel look. This would be a complete change from the Gorilla Glass back on the Galaxy S7. At the top of the device Steel Drake also included a projector, which is interesting but probably not practical for a smartphone as it could be too taxing on the battery.

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The projector in a concept design. / © Steel Drake

Since these concept designs by Steel Drake are somewhat older, they don't include features like the iris scanner. So, we turn to Veniamin Geskin's designs from December for a fresh look that takes into account the lack of home button.

What are you hoping to see from the Galaxy S8? Let us know in the comments. 

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  • I had the Samsung galaxy S3 for almost 5yrs, and still works, after dropping it probably 100 times, however recently bought S5 from eBay for $200! Of course I root my phone and install the latest Rom, open source is the best. Buying a brand new phone is ripoff, just like buying a new car.

  • 8Gb of RAM is a must to overcome the battery throttling which takes place at 45% and for those who are not devs you should know that until we get an OS from Google or the alt Android community that settles the event management nightmare 8Gb of RAM is the fastest and cheapest fix. It would take a lot longer to consume that much RAM in a device with poorly written apps to overtake the core OS functions and features which eventually lead to the one most despised user experience. LAG and STUTTER MUST DIE.

    LAG AND STUTTER HURT ALL OEM HARDWARE SALES MORE THAN ANY SINGLE THING AND IT'S A FACT. 8Gb of RAM is not a total cure but will certainly make LAG AND STUTTER more bearable for users than ever before.

    Sure it will cost more to have 8Gb of RAM but the more RAM the better. There is no faster way to help alleviate this problem all users hate. Fixing the OS core will take to long for some manufactures who choose against it, but in not doing so are costing themselves their own business as a result. User ratings are what propel sales on these devices and all users are sick and tired of LAG and STUTTER. So since we can't change the dynamics which cause it the fastest way to remedy this is more RAM the more the better.

  • Will you be able to turn OFF bixby ??? I don't bother with cortana on Windows- will never have a crapple phone, so siri is not used. I am not interested in so called assistants.

  • Monday is going to be a very important day on the future success of Samsung,we are suppose to be finding out what really cause the Note 7 battery saga to occur,Samsung got to be really honest to Critics on what did cause the Note 7 to go through such a bad experience,so then people can not scared of the Future Galaxy S8 phones going through the same saga

  • Man a 6.2 incher not in favor 5.7 was is better and more than a hand full

    • Mark 4 weeks ago Link to comment

      I agree if you want something that bit get a tablet. To big for your pocket and (even with my huge hands 2xl gloves) to big for one handed operation.

      • Bastian Siewers
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        4 weeks ago Link to comment

        Especially for the "smaller" version, the normal S8 which is supposed to have a 5,7 inch screen I thought exactly the same. Why Samsung?! :D
        But looking at the other info, the one showing how big the phone will actually be overall, I'm super excited about it. The S8 is supposed to be smaller than the S7, but with a bigger screen. I would actually love to have such a phone! :)

      • Indeed and not to mention this big device with a 4200mAh battery, at the end of the day you gain nothing as the screen will eat away the battery, even maybe faster than that of a 5.??" device.

  • Só espero que o S8 venha com os sensores ( opção de controle remoto) e outras opções que tem no S6 e foram retirados no S7 que são essenciais .

    • Bastian Siewers
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      4 weeks ago Link to comment

      Hi Natanael, as this is the English version of AndroiPIT it would be highly appreciated if you would also post in English ;)
      If Portuguese is easier for you, we also have AndroidPIT.com.br :)

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this great resource. I am one of the regular readers of your blog. You always keep us updated with the latest news from the world of technology. Keep up the good work.

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this great resource. I am one of the regular readers of your blog. You always keep us updated with the latest news from the world of technology. Keep up the good work.

  • Thanks for reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S8. I am a Samsung fan all throughout my life so I am really excited about the launch of the S8. After

    the debacle of Galaxy Note 7, I hope Samsung S8 can live up to the expectations of the people.

  • Ryan 1 month ago Link to comment

    Got the Pixel XL months ago and I will never get another phone! I owned iPhones, Androids and the Pixel is the best device I ever had. Samsung or any other 3RD party phone does not get security and software updates when they are released. Who the hell would spend all that money on any 3RD party device and your software updates are a power struggle between the phone maker and the carrier!?! That's almost laughable!! iPhone and Pixel get the updates right to the phone all other parties are eliminated! Plus these companies are rushing devices out whether they work properly or not just look at Samsung. believe it or not their new phone to be released will have the same company's battery that was exploding. Why would they continue to due business with a company like that!?! I'll tell you they can pump those batteries out like nobody's business not caring if they work, dangerous and so forth. No thank you I'll pass on the 3RD party phone's I will be stick with the Pixel and if I want I want change I'll get an iPhone. stay away from these 3RD party companies all they want is your money and don't care what happens.

    • Stop the madness with you're bug infested Google Pixel handset people laugh at the useless hum drum boring stock featureless HTC handset.

      Google doesn't make phones they need to stop perpetrating a comical fraud in Android land they are nothing more than a bug infested software company at best.

      Samsung is android period it's been that way since March 2011 for the Android platform.

      Nothing beats Samsung period. Stock Android is a pathetic joke and worthless at best.

      • Ryan 1 month ago Link to comment

        You can keep the exploding Samsung.
        I had the Note it was crap, cartoonish, lagging always restarting and freezing for no reason.
        I get HTC makes the Pixel we all know already nothing new there. However the Pixel is in the works with Google to eventually take over its own production of the phone.
        That's the problem with 3RD party companies such as say Samsung they do not have their own platform to operate on relying on Google. Microsoft and Apple have their own platform as well and companies piggy back on them. But anytime they feel it would be necessary piggy backing would get booted. Meaning your Samsung will have to find something else to operate on.
        So no I'm not caught up in the "Hum drum" of the Pixel because I had Samsung's, other Androids and iPone's. The Samsung Note is a nice phone but that's it, nothing special because it is running on a platform that's not theirs simple as that along with all the other Androids.
        Samsung also takes way to long playing games with the software updates Google gives them. It doesn't stop their the update is then sent to the carrier to further tinker with the update. Give me a break with all that when I had the iPhones updates came out same day WE ALL got it. The Pixel "Hum drum" as you call it also gets the updates the day they are released no 3RD party or carrier involved.
        So no, I won't be buying another 3RD party phone ever again after that ridiculous experience with the updates. Actually if Google didn't come out with something I was going back to the iPhone. I'm glad I waited and got the Pixel XL. It's by far the best phone I ever had hands down. The Samsung phones remind me of toys, built like junk. It's either Google's Pixel or iPhone for me. I won't touch any other Android 3RD party device.

      • You sound like a typical stock Android flop user hiding behind the old I've had other android handsets game it's old and seriously tired.

        You lost flip flop fence straddling users is why Android is laughed at year after year.

        It's confused users like you switching handsets year after year always in search of something you can't find.

        Samsung has given users the excellent choice of different handsets in different price ranges and legitimate features that are needed on handsets.

        Meanwhile Google is the same useless boring run of the mill stock Android featureless experience bordum after bordum year after year since the worthless Nexus was a flop now they continue with the overpriced Pixel a fraud of a so called flagship.

        At the end of the day Google loves clueless users like you who buy worthless products with software bugs galore.

        Enjoy your useless stale uneventful HTC Pixel Google products suck rotten eggs.

      • Ryan 1 month ago Link to comment

        I will thanks! Bless your little heart!!

      • remyj 4 weeks ago Link to comment

        How much is Samsung paying you to be a Samsung troll?

      • Ryan 3 weeks ago Link to comment

        Give me a break

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