A year ago, we didn’t know the S7 or S7 edge would make the cut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
But now that Samsung has introduced the S8, it’s clear the new phone has made a splash at this show.
That’s good news for consumers, because it means we’ll be able to see the new phones in our homes.
Here are the major things we’re interested in seeing: • Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 model will have an edge-to-edge display • A curved, 3.5D display that’s taller than the iPhone 7 • A glass back that looks and feels more premium • The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a more premium design that Samsung hopes will sell more phones than the Note 7 • Samsung has been promising to introduce a curved, 4K display on the Galaxy S9 model for some time now, but it’s only been available to Samsung’s regular customers and Samsung executives have been mum on the details.
We’re expecting to see this in the next few months.
• A new phone will include a wireless charging port, but there won’t be a wireless version of the Note 8 • The Galaxy S10 model will be bigger and faster, with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen that’ll be available for pre-order in the US and Canada for $800, up from the $900 Galaxy S6 model.
That makes the phone slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 9, but the Note 10 is expected to be larger and faster.
• Samsung will announce a new version of its Android software that will run on the S10 and S10 Plus.
• The S10 is expected, but not the S9.
• It looks like Samsung will be showing off the Samsung Gear S2, but we don’t know much about it yet.
We’ve already heard a lot about it.
But the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3, which was supposed to launch in the first quarter of 2019, has been pushed back to early 2020.
We haven’t heard anything about Samsung’s Gear S4 or Gear S5.
And we don the Samsung Watch Sport, either.
There’s also been speculation about Samsung releasing an affordable smartwatch powered by Android Wear.
Samsung has also been teasing a version of Android that runs on the Note 9 that’ll run on its phones, but that’s not set in stone.