Images found in Tab S3 system dump reveal some Samsung Galaxy S8 features
by Alan Friedman / Feb 21, 2017, 5:29 PM
The phone's on-screen navigation keys are also the subject of attention as one image highlights the multitasking key on the bottom left of the handset. In the middle is the square home key, with the back key on the right. If you don't own a Samsung handset, you might be used to a different order.
Another image that was part of the system dump shows the Samsung Galaxy S8 being used in the DeX dock. This is the dock that connects to a monitor using an HDMI cable. Flip open the dock and insert your Galaxy S8 to reveal a desktop-like operating interface on the screen. DeX, which might stand for Desktop Experience, could be similar in some ways to the Continuum system that allows certain Windows 10 Mobile devices to "power" a desktop computer.
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 should be introduced on February 26th at MWC, the Samsung Galaxy S8 won't see the light of day until March 29th. Meanwhile, feel free to check out the images that appeared with the Galaxy Tab S3 system dump by clicking on the slideshow below.
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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The next big thing!
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 5:32 PM 16
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The dock isn't really impressing me all that much....the phone is another story though. I really like where they're going with the design language with the S and Note lines, even though I think a little bezel is necessary to daily operations. The On-screen keys look really neat as well. Hopefully the DAC on board is good, could certainly see myself holding one.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 5:36 PM 0
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The next big grenade!
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 5:46 PM 17
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The S8 is looking better and better!!
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 5:52 PM 9
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Absolutely. The new design is right modern and elegant. This phone is the best.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 6:13 PM 1
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Wow, Samsung sheeps. I still remember Samsung fans bashing other phones having on screen buttons, but now S8 sports OSBs and magically no one loathes about it and its suddenly the "next best thing". Just wow! I can't fathom how blind these fans are.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 7:26 PM 8
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Whats the purpose of these continum-like features anyway? What would u possibly want to do with a phone on a monitor that u cant do faster, better, and more conveniently on a desktop anyway? This just screams gimmick from a mile away tbh. Such a waste of resources, especially for the gullible.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 5:57 PM 0
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Basic computing. You may want to type something up, browse on a bigger screen while multitasking, Do some work. As long as the apps can scale like in Microsoft's scenario. I actually use continuum on the 950xl quite a lot. If I'm doing something I plug it in quickly and continue on the large screen with keyboard/mouse and then when I'm ready I can pull out and continue or do something else on phone. All that time my charge is maintained. It's really just meant for the consumer that doesn't require all that power. It's like the answer to ChromeOS in a way.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 6:52 PM 1
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The problem with a feature like this is you already have something plugged in to that monitor (computer) and by the time you get a mouse and keyboard ready, you could have just used a computer ready to go. Samsung should work on desktop apps that help you pick up where the phone left off like continuum.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 7:00 PM 0
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Your argument is for people today. I know many people who only have a phone or ipad. Younger kids would gladly buy a phone a lapdock/monitor/keyboard/mouse and save all the money a computer would cost them. The monitor also becomes a media station they can watch netflix on a bigger screen. This is really the future not the present. Most present people have computers but as you see computer purchasing trends are dropping. The most logical choice for consumers who don't need to do all the super powered things on computers that artists/gamers or whoever need is to just make their mobile device their central computing platform.
posted on Feb 22, 2017, 7:31 AM 0
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