Official Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories to include Multimedia Dock and Alcantara protective cover


Samsung is known for releasing plenty of official accessories for its flagship smartphones, and this won't change when it comes to the Galaxy S8. According to Sam Mobile, the Galaxy S8 will have many accessories similar to those made for the Galaxy S7 series, including Clear View covers, LED View covers, S View covers and Keyboard covers, plus a Backpack extended battery case. Interestingly, unlike the Galaxy S7 Backpack case, which includes a 3100 mAh battery, the S8 one allegedly has a smaller 2,600 mAh battery. For now, we're not quite sure what to make of this.

Some Galaxy S8 accessories will be new. For example, you'll be able to buy a Protective Cover "knitted with Alcantara" for your S8. While you may have heard the term Alcantara leather, Alcantara is not actually leather. It's a synthetic material that resemble suede leather, while being more durable and resistant to stains. 

Another new accessory for the Galaxy S8 should be a Multimedia Dock with rich connectivity options (some older Galaxy models, like the S4 and Note II, had a similar Dock with USB and HDMI ports, among other things).

The Galaxy S8 series will probably be announced in late February at MWC 2017. Until then, you should check out our Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor review.

source: Sam Mobile

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Galaxy S8
  • 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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder if battery is smaller because of Note issue? Maybe to much battery in slim chassis? Probably never know what the issue was anyways.

2. mcoomes

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I have wondered the same thing. Manufacturers have been pushing faster and faster speeds, with beefier batteries, but no additional space for cooling of the battery. Even on older phones (I run a Note 4), any extended use clearly leads to a noticeable heat increase. And it's not just Sammy, I also have a work phone, iPhone, and it too, gets noticeably warmer after extensive use.

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Increasing density in batteries and SOC might be cause for heating at same physical size.

3. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Unless I read that incorrectly, I believe they're saying the battery pack accessory for the S8 will be of a smaller capacity, not the battery inside the device itself.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes I read it as the battery backpack has the smaller battery, not the phone.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Big battery have never been an issue. Galaxy S7 Edge have even bigger battery that Note7. If this rumor turns to be true, the reason could be that the GS8 2,600 mAh battery case will give a real 2,600 mAh battery charge this time. Unlike the GS7 battery case. And not less real charge. Of course in smaller body.

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The battery size was not the issue with note 7, it was the IC and the port.

9. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It's the battery BACKPACK that has a smaller capacity. I'd have to imagine they reduced the size to make it more in line with the Tumi Battery Moto Mod, since their Backpack on the S7 was actually quite thick and unwieldy.

5. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

No, matter what, next big innovation will be on batteries. Already the CPU, GPU is in its peak for a mobile. the only concern for many is battery. If anyone who get a battery life of min 12 hrs with intense use, then they will be clear winners. I am not saying it should be a big battery, but i am saying the tech which make it longer should be adapted. I dont need anything more than present smartphones.. all i worry is about the battery by the end of the day....

6. xtriker360

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I really hope for HDMI, you can't play games with screen mirror.

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Hope Samsung after the Note 7 money loss bring back the removable battery to save themselves money, if any problems do occur, one thing we and Samsung never occurs

14. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

We don't even know if the battery is truly the problem.

13. Natko

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Multimedia dock probably means USB type C and no 3.5mm headphone jack... :/

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