Samsung’s next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S8 – is going to have some pretty snazzy accessories when it arrives, reports Trusted Reviews. Samsung is obviously looking at ancillary sales and increasing the revenue per user of its Android powered handsets, but this timely discovery also builds the consumer’s confidence in the South Korean brand.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (image: Ewan Spence)
The accessories are pretty much what you would expect from a smartphone manufacturer’s accessory team. There’s a premium protective cover made of faux-leather, a clear-view cover so you can see what’s going on, the curiously titled keyboard cover that offers a physical qwerty input device, and an LED view cover so you can see your notifications.
Samsung’s range remains practical, but also offers consumers options that fit their own lifestyle and demands, hopefully echoing the message that the Galaxy S8 is a versatile handset that everyone can legitimately consider as a purchase.
D.J. Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, speaks during a showcase (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
It also reinforces the message that the Galaxy S8 is coming. In previous years Samsung (like Apple, Sony, and countless other manufacturers) rarely acknowledge that a new device is coming, let alone the name of the handset – even if everyone and their cat knows what the future will hold.
In the case of the Galaxy S8, Samsung has not hidden the fact that the handset is on its way – the presence of the S8 has been a key feature of Samsung’s fight back since the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle. It has required a careful balancing act from the South Korean company to remind everyone that the Galaxy Note 7 is faulty and needs to be returned because it could be dangerous, while also pointing out that its other phones are safe and something spectacular will be arriving in the near future.
Even though the accessories have leaked, reminding consumers that Samsung is more than a burning battery manufacturer is a key part of the strategy leading up to the launch of the Galaxy S8.