The latter part of the year was not good for Samsung. The company experienced major upsets, costs and consumer doubt because of the issue with the Galaxy Note 7, which was slated to be the year's best handheld. Nevertheless, the Korean tech giant not making any shortcuts in making the upcoming Galaxy S8 the best smartphone yet.
According to Yahoo!, the S8 is likely to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 at Barcelona, which will be held from February 28 to March 2. The handheld is now expected to come in a 258GB variant, much like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have now. This is also a far cry from the company's strategy with the S7 and S7 Edge, which were available in 32GB and 64GB options, but had a slot for external memory.
But there will be more to Samsung's next flagship than a larger memory. According to Trusted Reviews, the Galaxy S8 will also arrive with new accessories, which include a Protective Cover made from Alcantara leather, a synthetic suede-like material made of polyester and polyurethane, as well as a Clear Cover, Clear View Cover, Keyboard Cover and a LED View Cover case.
However, the device is also expected to come with a separate 2600 mAh battery pack for portable charging, as well as a multimedia dock. The multimedia dock will surely allow better connectivity options for the S8.
Samsung has a reputation to rebuild in an industry that it had recently just taken hold of again. The issue with the exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices will not be forgotten any time soon, and the company is aware of this. As such, loyalists can be sure to expect a lot from the tech giant. The timing will be interesting as Apple is also expected to release a monster device, as 2017 will be the Cupertino-based company's 10th anniversary iPhone.