HTC made smartphone speaker audio a priority years ago — so much so, it audaciously proclaimed its “BoomSound” hardware as best in its class. Apple has only just embraced moving sound towards humans’ faces. And it may be Samsung’s turn next.

Word out of FoneArena‘s sources say that the Galaxy S8 will feature two speakers. Samsung will put technology acquired from connected car company Harman in the speakers, which will be branded with the Harman label and a market name — like HTC did with “BoomSound”.

Samsung acquired Connecticut-based Harman last month at a price of $8 billion. The deal is expected to close in the middle of next year.

With a 4K display rumored and Daydream VR therefore a top priority, it would only make sense to bring along a more robust audio experience for consumers popping their Galaxy S8 into a headset. Let’s just hope things make sense in reality to bring those speakers along.

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