I think that's fairly unlikely Owen. From what I understand, Alton Towers wants to have the VR operating as much as possible so they'd avoid complaints from guests who wish to experience the VR but can't for whatever reason (e.g multiple headsets being down). Although better phones and headsets would be nice, I don't think Towers will be making any changes this late on (or they'd at least try to get some more value out of the current headsets).
New headsets would also explain the lack of VR on Galactica on Services Days and the various events hosted before opening day.
As much as I would also like to see the newest phones as part of the Galactica VR it's unlikely to be the S8. They would have to be fully tested and they wouldn't want to do that whilst the ride is 'live'. As someone who works for a large corporation I know how much testing is required for something like this. You can't just roll something out on a whim like you would at home.
Realistically the phones used for VR are only going to last 1 season, 2 seasons at most so I would expect to see the S8 or the Pixel in place for next year.
Just want to clarify this is very much just a 'hope' for me and it's by no means a serious thing. Although I believe the last headsets were switched out fir newer phones last year so we will have to wait and see.
Any ideas as to when were likely to be seeing the new headsets? i don't understand why were now into the new season and yet rides like this are still undergoing maintenance. they've had since november to make adjustments and upgrades?
I would say it's a new sequence, but I think the chances of it actually being are very, very slim (since Galactica wasn't commercially successful last year they wouldn't spend more on new sequences). Possibly better headphones or higher resolution phones?