The Galaxy S8 is certain to launch in early 2017 since the beginning of the year is typically when Samsung rolls out its new flagships and rumors are high that it is set to release February 26 next year. Thanks to the various iterations of VR, Samsung has a significant amount of corporate knowledge and consumer data to help it understand what is required in the public space for a low-cost VR solution.
With Sony's Playstation platform gaining its own VR system, the technology is quickly moving towards the mainstream. The partnership with Oculus has given the headset legitimacy with the early adopters, and the increased graphical performance of the Galaxy S8 should deliver a VR experience that satisfies the public's expectations, reported from Forbes.
One of the Galaxy S8's massive surprises is that it will ship with one of the most powerful graphics chips on the market, ARM's Mali-G71. This powerful chip will be paired up with a 4K resolution screen (typically 3840 x 2160 pixels) with an octa-core SnapDragon system-on-chip equipped with an ultra high definition screen suggests that the Galaxy S8′s best weapon will be VR.
Samsung is making a big push into VR with its Gear VR headset and one thing it really needs to make the most of that is sharp screens on its phones. QHD, as we have on the Samsung Galaxy S7, is more than sharp enough for using it as a phone, but it's not quite up to scratch for VR, so it makes sense for Samsung to push the resolution up for at least one version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, according to Tech Radar.
"The S8 will become our first smartphone with A.I. agent technology, This will be our first step in achieving our vision of connecting the devices in an intelligent way, making people's lives more convenient." says Samsung Electronics Vice President, Rhee In-jong in a press conference, last Friday.
Because of Note 7 issues and the recent recall of their washing machines due to explosions, Samsung needs to come up with something hot, The Samsung S8 needs to be push harder to its limit to help them get back on track with a competitive spin-off.