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Samsung started off the year on the right foot, selling more Galaxy S7 flagships than Apple’s previous gen iPhones. And the Galaxy Note 7 made a good impression until owners started reporting that the batteries caught fire, and the company had to replace defective phones, or it allowed customers to exchange their Note 7 for a Galaxy S7.

Everything went terribly wrong, but this unpleasant situation didn’t discourage Samsung to move on and create a new outstanding smartphone. So, if rumors will turn to be true, then the Galaxy S9 will “feature slick design and an improved camera, as well as an enhanced artificial intelligence service.”

Recently, Samsung has announced that it will purchase Harman International for $8 billion, which is the largest sum that the South Korean giant has ever invested. This purchase will give Samsung access to Harman’s connected car tech and consumer audio brand, and this led to speculations according to which the upcoming Samsung phones will include stereo speakers with Harman branding. But Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal said that “We may adopt Harman’s luxury audio technology into Galaxy S series possibly in 2018”, which means that the Galaxy S9 will get a boost in audio quality.

On the other hand, ETNews has reported that the Galaxy S8 will sport an autofocus selfie camera which, instead of using a voice coil motor, it will feature an encoder sort of focusing mechanism that will be placed on the side of the lens. This will allow the camera to recognize people who sit at different distances between them when taking a group shot. On the back might be placed a dual 12MP + 13MP camera, just like the iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei P9, and Mate 9 have.

The Galaxy S8 might come with an iris scanner, and under its hood, it will hide Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 CPU, while there will be a second variant that will use an Exynos 8895 CPU with ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU (1.8 times more powerful than the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU). The process will be backed by 6GB of RAM and the internal memory could support up to 256GB.

Also, according to Samsung mobile engineer Park Won-sang, the Galaxy S8 will have a screen that will cover 90 percent of the front of the device.

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