The past couple of years for Samsung have been nothing less than controversial. First, you had the executives involved in some illegal activities, then the damn Note 7 starting catching fire. Unfortunately, both cases are alive and kicking. There seems to be a curse placed upon the folks at Samsung. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, a Samsung outlet in Singapore caught fire a couple of days ago right before the tech brand released the new Galaxy S8. Good grief.
After there were two recalls of their Note 7 phones with shocking explosions, you’d think they ran clear of it starting a new year. Oh, but wait! There’s more! The company also churned out defective washing machines that could have risked serious injuries and explosions. The Singapore outlet fire had neighbouring shops close down temporarily for obvious reasons and protocol. The investigations on the reason for the fire haven’t been cleared as of yet. But will this harm the availability and sales numbers for the new Galaxy S8?
The truth is yes and no. The success of the S7 last year did just enough to overshadow the travesty that was the Note 7. To be frank, if you’re a fan of something, most likely you’ll stick to your guns and remain loyal. The sales might not compare to past numbers, but the past couple of Galaxy S smartphones have been impressive. There’s no knocking that. As an iPhone user, I can tell you with the utmost confidence, the S8 will be the must-have Android phone on the market. King of the hill and the sorts. We haven’t properly used and reviewed the new model so the final verdict will have to wait a bit.
What you can ponder on is its new AI assistant called Bixby. There is, of course, the sexy and narrower bezel border and dual-curved display. Keeping things going, the UHD 4K resolution will be put to the test, alongside its revamped home button. That is only the surface we’re dealing with. Many more, with plenty of colourful options of the smartphone, are going to be put through a proper line of changes. In other words, even though this will be the toughest challenge yet, we can’t wait to get our hands on it.