Samsung Galaxy S8
Johannesburg - South Korean manufacturer Samsung’s latest flag device is set to be announced in just over a week.
Media from around the world have been invited to the launch of the highly anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone in New York, with a local live stream event taking place for South African journalists in Johannesburg, on the same day.
Latest leaks of the device by mobile reporter and trusted smartphone leaker, Evan Blass, show that the next Galaxy smartphone will have a wall-to-wall display and will be available in three colours.
Samsung will be looking to redeem itself, with the S8 the first smartphone to be released after the Note 7 device tarnished the company’s image after a series of explosions reported around the world.
Last year, during the recall of the Note 7, Samsung also announced that those who had purchased the controversial device, could trade the device in for a discount on the company’s next flagship device.
According to Blass the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver.
Samsung also announced an 8-point battery safety check for its future devices.
Rumoured specs of the S8 device includes a 5.1 inch display, 12 megapixel camera and the Snapdragon 830 chipset with 6GB of RAM and a 4K display.
While Samsung released the S7 and S7 Plus devices at an event during the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last year, the company avoided launching the S8 at this year’s event while still recovering from the exploding Note 7 saga.
Samsung instead opted to announced three new tablets at the 2017 congress - the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and a 10 and 12-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Book.