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.




47. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I hope the S8 will include the FM radio again, I don't see any excuse not to be built in just like in the mid and law range.

42. Gibscreen

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Performance parity, fine. What about battery life parity. 820 blows compared to exynos.

37. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Why everyone still think that the smartphones can be equivalent to a DSLR in camera ?? Can't you understand that it's "impossible" ??

35. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

"dual-lens cameras, designed to take image quality closer to" Thats nice because A LOT of cameras get stupid with the focus when really close

34. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

fireproof wall please?

32. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm glad I kept my S7 edge and not *downgraded to Note 7. I'll be buying S8edge:)

31. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

This will be next phone, I need to leave ios

29. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I hope they don't rush it (cutting corners) like the note 7.

44. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It's planned for the same launch time as the last 2-3 years..... Stop being a pathetic troll Isheep.

28. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

70% improvement still puts the single core speed under 3000 for GB4.

26. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who cares?

25. twcobra

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Hey if it comes with a pin you can pull and throw like a grenade. I'm in.

21. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

About time they got rid of that home button. It's laggy af.

19. alila2

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

and some decent loud speakers

24. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes Please!!!

41. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Decent stereo speakers.

17. Abdbaas

Posts: 173; 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

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......

12. middlehead

Posts: 486; 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.

11. YOURDADkid unregistered

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

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: 747; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I hope that too!

9. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

4k60fps h265 encoding/decoding on harware?!

20. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016


22. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015


6. perry1234

Posts: 655; 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.

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