This report might have been circulated due to the fact that Samsung is expected to announce two phones and both are thought to have curved-edge screens. While many of its carrier-locked devices have generally been receiving those monthly updates - albeit often a month or longer after Google actually releases them - Samsung's unlocked devices have been getting the updates somewhat less frequently in the United States. This leaker is known to have delivered pretty substantial information in the past, and it seems that his latest attempt to reveal the Galaxy S8 could be equally valid.
Samsung ran another 15-second teaser for the Galaxy S8 via TV on Thursday, stepping up its marketing.
A larger screen that covers nearly the entire front body is a key feature for the S8 and recently leaked photos gave us a peek at what it could look like. There is no way anyone can see an LG G6 or Galaxy S8 and then look at, say, the phone below and not think, "this design is so outdated". No dual-camera might make be disappointing for some Samsung fans who have been looking forward to it.
Bixby will be unveiled when the Galaxy S8 emerges, with the Viv Labs Team that worked on initial versions of Siri having been beavering away on the first ever Samsung AI assistant.
Visible Measures tracks the popularity of online videos, and it found yesterday that the Galaxy S8 teaser video was watched 26.6 million times, replacing YouTube Rewind at the top of the most popular corporate brand viral videos for last week. While most devices are expected to be equipped with 4GB RAM, China and Korea could see Samsung Galaxy S8 release with 6GB RAM. Rumors in-line with past reports suggest the phone could be powered by Exynos 8895 processors in Asia and Europe while devices in the US will be powered by Qualcomm.
February promotions from AT&T and T-Mobile also helped drive Samsung Galaxy S7 inventories down to healthy levels, the firm noted. The Galaxy S8, meanwhile, is taller than the iPhone 7, and less than 1mm wider.
The Unpacked announcement event for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is just a few weeks away now, taking place in NY on 29 March, and the latest report that we'll see an all-new security feature adopted by Samsung. Kuo also goes into detail about the availability of the smartphones.