The show must go on for Samsung even after reported corner-cutting in Galaxy Note 7 R&D and pre-release quality control resulting in possibly its most damaging PR scandal ever.

Luckily for the Korean tech giant, an opportunity to bury Galaxy Note 7 controversies once and for all could arise as early as January, when the “next big thing” is already expected out by certain tipsters, assuming of course proper production and rigorous tests can be concluded in such a tight time window.

That’s quite the stretch, considering the Galaxy S8 isn’t exactly shaping up to be a minor, incremental upgrade over the wildly successful GS7, likely sporting a dual-edged screen as standard, with 4K resolution in tow, helping you achieve the most immersive VR viewing experience available on the go.

But a super-sharp AMOLED display requires a fittingly powerful SoC to receive Google’s Daydream approval, and that’s precisely what Samsung’s rumored to be cooking up in a 10nm-based Exynos 8895.

It’s unclear if Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 services will also be needed, since the ultra-fast Exynos 8890’s revision is now speculated to swap ARM’s already impressive Mali-T880 GPU with one providing 20 percent better energy efficiency, 40 percent improved performance density and 20 percent external memory bandwidth saving.

Enter the ARM Mali-G71 graphics processing unit, which its manufacturer claims to be “developed expressly to meet the needs of new industry advancements such as the Vulkan cross-platform graphics API from Khronos as well as the ever growing demand for a smooth mobile VR experience.” Perhaps it’s wise to accept that Note 7 refund after all, and wait a few months.

Source: SamMobile

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