Samsung has a good reason to bump up the resolution on the Galaxy S8's screen. The company wants the display to support VR right out of the box. But there is a high price to pay in terms of battery drain. Consider that those who installed the Oculus VR app on their Galaxy S7 are learning the meaning of the phrase "power hog." One owner of the handset said that after loading the app on his phone, the battery lost 70% of its charge in just three hours.
As you probably recall, Sony already had a UHD resolution on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. However, the 2160 x 3840 resolution was available on photos and video shot with the phone's own camera. Everything else was viewed in 1080 x 1920 FHD.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now rumored to come to market sans a 3.5mm earphone jack. The USB-Type C port can handle audio just as the Lightning port can on iOS devices. We should also see Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the next flagship model, which could be unveiled at MWC 2017. The trade show will run from February 27th to March 2nd 2017, in Barcelona.