The release of Samsung’s 2017 flagship is just a few months away. Here is what we know about the upcoming device.
Update, 9 November: According to the latest rumours, the smaller version of the Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.7″ screen, while the larger – a 6.2″ panel.
Update, 2 November: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now more than likely to feature a nearly bezel-less screen with an over 90% screen-to-body ratio.
We can’t say a lot about the design of the Galaxy S8 because there is almost no confirmed information or leaked shots of the device. Rumours include a bezel-less screen curved on all 4 sides, a removable battery like in older Samsung devices and no physical home button. There might be two variants of the Galaxy S8 – a smaller one with a 5.1 inch display and a larger one with a 5.5 inch one. This time around both devices are said to feature curved screens, though.
Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone line-up.
– Koh Dong-jin, boss of Samsung Mobile
The device is rumoured to feature some serious specifications. The phone is supposed to have a 4K Super AMOLED screen, powered by a Snapdragon 830 or Exynos 8895 CPU (depending on the variant) and backed up by 6GB or 8GB of RAM (we aren’t sure about that one). In terms of cameras, Samsung is said to be working on a new dual-lens setup for the Galaxy S8 with two 16MP shooters on the back. Rumours also suggest an aperture of f/1.4.
The web is full of rumours about some new features of the Galaxy S8. The device will probably come with an iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner, with the latter said to be integrated into the screen. The old USB is supposed to be replaced by a new USB Type-C connector. The phone will most probably come with Android Nougat on board, with a UI similar to the dead Samsung Galaxy Note 7, making it a great alternative to that device.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will most probably be announced at Samsung’s MWC 2017 event (February 26) and should be available worldwide.
sources: androidauthority.com, trustedreviews.com