More Galaxy S8 rumors: no Home button, dual camera, Snapdragon 830/Exynos chips expected

More Galaxy S8 rumors: no Home button, dual camera, Snapdragon 830/Exynos chips expected
Citing industry sources, The Korea Herald reports that Samsung is already making component orders for the upcoming Galaxy S8, which is expected to be unveiled March 26 2017, a day before the annual MWC begins.

Rumors say that Samsung will remove the physical Home button from the handset's bottom bezel to allow for more immersive viewing of photos and videos. It will also integrate the fingerprint scanner within the display, rather than placing it somewhere else on the handset's body.

Reportedly, Samsung suppliers are also taking orders for dual-lens cameras, designed to take image quality closer to that of standalone DSLR cameras. It's unclear whether Samsung will develop the cameras and camera sensors in its in-house LCI division, or it will entrust a third-party supplier.

Moreover, Samsung is said to use both its in-house made Exynos 8895 chipset, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830. Both processors will be produced in Samsung's chip manufacturing plants on a 10nm process, which will render the chips smaller and more power-efficient.

Rumors point to a 3GHz maximum speed for the Exynos 8895, along with a 70% improvement in image processing efficiency compared to its predecessor. Details on the Snapdragon 830 are scarce, but both it and Samsung's Exynos 8895 chipset are expected to have performance parity.

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45 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Is it anti-explosion?

27. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Are the pimples on your face?

48. TBomb

Posts: 1662; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I get it... because it's an immature comment.

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I'm ready for it... Can't wait...

13. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

next year will be a gloomy year esp the note 8 if samsung doesn't f**k up again

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I think that it is no coincidence that all these Galaxy S8 rumors surface now. Samsung wants to draw attention away from its Note 7 debacle.

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

They usually start showing up from next day a note is launched and note 8 rumors will start once s8 launches. IPhone 8 rumors started before 7 came out, I don't think companies starts rumors.

8. Fona13A unregistered

Well if you were running a multi billion dollar company wouldn't you?

15. uvaman

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

Dont think so...almost every year around October "information" starts to roll...

16. TerryTerius unregistered

This happens at the exact same time of year, every single year. This is when the rumor mill for the next galaxy S device always starts. If you don't believe me, go back in time and check out Phonearena's archives But I guess believing in a conspiracy theory is more satisfying.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Because Galaxy S rumors usually happen right after the JNote for that same year is released. So I guess maybe your time table is off a bit. All one has to do is check all the earlier PA articles for previosu S models. And you see, rumors for the Galaxy S, usually start to show in Sept/Oct.

46. jmonteiro829

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Unfortunately the general public that don't understand it is a specific model that is having the battery issues will usually result in a comment like "Samsung phones explode". I have had people actually ask me if I am nervous about my GS7 catching fire even though it was released in March and I don't recall every hearing of a GS7 catching on fire.

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1172; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks very exciting especially s8 edge or whatever it`ll be called.

5. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Should make it bezzless like sharp corner r?

40. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I love sharp corner phone's.

6. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

This better be damn good . Samsung has a hole in its boat that keeps getting larger , because of all the defective Note 7 units.

9. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

4k60fps h265 encoding/decoding on harware?!

20. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

*Hardware

22. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

Hardware

10. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I hope they bring back the flat version for those of us who don't like the rounded edges.

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Yes dammit.I LIKE putting tempered glass screen protectors on my phones...

38. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

You cannot do it with the regular S7

39. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I hope that too!

11. YOURDADkid unregistered

Too early to discuss! Hold on guys. Luis D Hold your horses my dear friend.

12. middlehead

Posts: 467; Member since: May 12, 2014

Capacitive buttons are at least a quarter of the reason I picked an S7 after my Z5C's touchscreen crapped out, so hopefully they don't ditch them.

14. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

They need to focus on quality first. Keeping their phones from exploding is more important than their spec race.

23. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No s**t sherlock Their S series is fine

43. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So of all their 250+ million shipments this quarter a couple of hundred of bad phones is bad quality? Wake up cook sucker, you are sucking your idevice......

17. Abdbaas

Posts: 154; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

They need to bring some serious photo/video features like 16mp. I love the 12mp quality I get from the s7 edge but I wouldn't mind more pixels. Also the video, 4k 60fps would be brilliant. And finally a proper OIS 4 axis. I don't even care if the back is not flat. All I care about is photo/video quality

19. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

and some decent loud speakers

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