Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with futuristic all-screen bezel-less display, but no dual camera planned


The Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a futuristic new design with an all-screen nearly bezel-less display, but there will be no dual camera, according to inside sources speaking for Bloomberg.

The Galaxy S8, one of the most anticipated phones of 2017, is said to be the first high-end Samsung that will come without the physical home key, a signature feature of the series. Instead, it will use a virtual home button placed behind the screen glass in the lower part of the phone.

It is the futuristic new display that will draw all eyes, though: a design expected to be similar to what we saw earlier in a limited-edition Xiaomi Mi Mix phone from China, the new technology will allow Samsung to minimize the bezel while having the display dominate most of the front of the phone.

Samsung is also planning to have similar screen sizes in the Galaxy S8 as in previous Galaxy phones: a more compact, 5.1-inch version and a larger, 5.5-inch model. Those may end up referring to the physical size of the phones rather than screen diagonals per se. Both models will use curved, wrap-around displays, and there will be no flat-screen versions.

In some markets, the phones will use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip, while in others they will ship with a Samsung-made chip.

Samsung will also bring an all-new voice assistant with the Galaxy S8. It has previously acquired artificial intelligence company Viv, founded by developers who have worked on Apple's Siri, and the new voice assistant might integrate their work. The new assistant is said to use voice commands to send text messages, make calls and schedule appointments.

We have also previously heard from other sources that Samsung will also kill the headphone jack in the Galaxy S8, but this latest report does not comment on the headphone jack.

The initial plan seems to have been to release the phones in March, but after the Note 7 battery explosion fiasco, Samsung has implemented tougher battery testing standards that might delay the Galaxy S8's release to April. The safety of the device is said to be a top priority, but users this time will certainly be more wary of such issues and will buy with caution, after being reassured that the phones are safe.


source: Bloomberg

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29 Comments

1. Abdbaas

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

We want a fast charge!

8. Kumar123 unregistered

I want next samsung phones to get slimmer like less than 7mm yet bigger battery like 4000mAh atleast. And two two 6GB RAM slot meaning 12 GB RAM. I can forgive them if they put less RAM but they have to put much bigger battery than S7E and slimmer too.

11. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

yes yes.. 15000mAh, 256GB of ram, 6TB storage with sd slot card with support for 123 TB. And has to be 1 mm thick max! Lets not forget about speakers as are so many complains about that, I want to have 12.1 sound surround system because they acquired HK with a reason. And camera.. oh... yes, this time they have to raise the level, must be a game changer, has to be a dual DSLR with optical zoom beyond 300mm.. All this must not exceed 100 us dollars/euros/GBP/rupees..

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2454; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Psh, you didn't even mention the 32-core processor.

17. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

This guy knows his s**t.

22. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

He is being sarcastic about kumar123. Nice jab

19. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You forgot waterproof down to the depth of the Marianas trench. And also 4 GTX 1080i's in SLI.

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and don't forget about 1 megaton of TNT explosive force

24. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

yes, but have you ben good this year kid?

26. monoke

Posts: 1174; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

More ram really doesn't mean much in android. Apps will still force close in background after a certain time no matter how few apps opened or ram available. This is what I hate about android.

2. SailfishOS

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

How's it futuristic if it already exists in sharp corner R & sharp aquos?

23. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

But Xiaomi Mi Mix is the one which truely made rounds in the media. Now everyone want to follow Xiaomi.

3. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Now I'm waiting for the s8-google pixel-nokia android camera face off. These camera samples from nokia 1020 are still awesome even if it failed on low light. But that's years ago. Carl Zeiss rocks! https://www.engadget.com/gallery/nokia-lumia-1020-camera-samples/#/

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Samsung will also bring an all-new voice assistant with the Galaxy S8. It has previously acquired artificial intelligence company Viv, founded by developers who have worked on Apple's Siri, and the new voice assistant might integrate their work. The new assistant is said to use voice commands to send text messages, make calls and schedule appointments". Google assistant is enough. Why bloat the phone and slow it to a crawl?

9. Kumar123 unregistered

Because it's Samsung. And they like to bloat their phones with unnecessary apps.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because Google assistant itself is already fractured across its own line up and is a hot mess albeit very functional. VIV will challenge Google to clean things up.

5. E.Rehan

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 22, 2016

They should just minimize the top & bottom bezel instead of going full bezel-less. And if they go bezel-less I hope they use shatterproof display.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Here's an idea, don't drop your phone.

6. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Edge screen phones might look good to people,but if the Glass is too Fragile and Cracks easily,then will you want to spend so much money on a phone that breaks so easily,will like to see the tempered glass screen protectors for these bezeless screens,will it be able to fully cover the screen,We are getting All the Rumours except for the Battery type and size for the Galaxy S8

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yes, i absolutely do want to spend my money on a phone like this.

20. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Have you been living under a rock the past 9 years? Ever heard of the expensive and premium iPhone line with their infamous screen cracking?

7. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

All these recycled galaxy s8 and iphone 8 stories. Meh, I need leaks asap! Evleaks, get to work dammit! Btw evleaks has been offline for some weeks now, so I'm hoping he's back with a bang with some sweet hot galaxy S8 leaks :D

10. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

So much for cases. Perhaps this should be called the 'Galaxy S8 Indoor'.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

To each their own. I don't use a case on my s7edge unless i know i am doing some kind of rough activity or i am on the backpack case for extended battery.

18. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

If you want to mention Apple in Samsung articles, then get your facts right. You said that Viv worked on Siri. For your information, Viv created Siri. Working on something is totally different than creating something. These were just my few cents.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Looking forward to the real deal when it launches next year... These specualtions and leaks are getting boring now.

29. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

So the s8should have even smaller screen to body ratio than mi mix if the more than 90% screen to body ratio is true. Mi mix has 84%. This is crazy cool.

30. LiveFaith

Posts: 490; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

FINALLY!!! Been begging for such design since the PDA days. Hard to believe that it's finally happening. What on earth took so long? If Sammy goes bezelless, Apple will cave and follow. Great news for everyone who likes large screens yet pocketable and easily handled devices.

31. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

another plasticky overpriced phone called a flagship. When will Samsung start making phones out of quality materials?

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