The Galaxy Note7 recall isn’t doing Samsung any favors when it comes to brand perception. The company’s most recent flagship phablet (NOTE 7) itself may never recover from the “it’s exploding” headlines. The Korean company might be thinking of pushing forward the release of the Galaxy S8 in 2017 hoping to erase all memories of the Note7 debacle in the process.
According to industry sources, Samsung has already started securing curved displays for the next flagship Galaxy S8. It is highly likely for the company to ditch a flat-screen version for the new phone. It has promoted a curvy screen as a key identity of its premium smartphone lineup. We have heard from our insiders that there are two versions of the Galaxy S8 which are internally referred to as Dream and Dream2 and bear model numbers SM-G950 and SMG955 respectively.