Galaxy S8 rumor roundup

Galaxy S8 rumor roundupThe Korean giant is rumored to pull a Note 7 on the Galaxy S line up and go all-in with the now-signature dual edge panel, completely ditching the flat displays even in the smaller of the two rumored models, but SamMobile is now disclosing some additional information regarding a few things about the device.

First, we may have official codenames: apparently, the Galaxy S8 (and its bigger brother, which we will call Galaxy S8 Plus for the sake of convenience) are rumored to be called Dream and Dream2 internally; if anything, considering that by the time these devices come out it will have been a full two years for Samsungs flagships without undergoing a major redesign and that long time rival Apple is rumored to notably overhaul the iPhone next year, its no wonder that Androids biggest manufacturer may be planning to do something big as well.

As far as model numbers go, instead, SM-G95o and SM-G955 are being thrown around, with a little explanation that tells us why Samsungs naming makes sense; as it turns out, tetrophobia (aka the practice of associating the number 4 with bad luck) is a thing in South Korea. Therefore, although Samsung usually jumps ten numbers when moving to a phones successor, the Galaxy S7s SM-G930 are being bumped by twenty units (the Galaxy SIII was model GT-I9300, while the S4 carried the GT-I9500 number, supposedly for the same reason).

Speaking of Samsungs relentless chase of Cupertinos firm, however, some additional and potentially unwelcomed changes are rumored to be debuting along the Korean behemoths next high-end device. Allegedly, not only is Samsung ready to follow suit and ditch the headphone jack (ugh), but its also working on its own proprietary port to replace it. I cant wait to see consumers happily joining the Adapter Party and rejoicing about headphones being marketed with the standard jack, Lightning, USB-C and now even Samsungs own option (which, despite having far less leverage than Apple, could easily undercut their licensing fee and tempt manufacturers to join the club). Hopefully that wont be the case, but well have to wait and see.

Last but not least is the phones launch window; following the Note 7 debacle, some analysts are speculating that the phone will purportedly see a slightly moved up launch date, as to more rapidly restore lost customer trust by offering a new and flawless device as soon as possible. Samsung already uses the week before Mobile World Congress to present its newest phone that is to say, pretty early so well see with that too.
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