More Galaxy S8 rumors: no Home button, dual camera, Snapdragon 830/Exynos chips expected
posted by Luis D. / Oct 10, 2016, 12:57 PM
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.
source: Korea Herald
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Is it anti-explosion?
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 12:58 PM 7
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I'm ready for it... Can't wait...
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:00 PM 4
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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.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:01 PM 15
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.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:37 PM 21
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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.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 4:02 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 10:55 PM 0
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4k60fps h265 encoding/decoding on harware?!
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:08 PM 8
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I hope they bring back the flat version for those of us who don't like the rounded edges.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:11 PM 10
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Yes dammit.I LIKE putting tempered glass screen protectors on my phones...
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:09 PM 1
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They need to focus on quality first. Keeping their phones from exploding is more important than their spec race.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:13 PM 5
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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
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:04 PM 0
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