Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature bezel-less design, “infinity display,” iris scanner, more
by Cosmin Vasile / Jan 24, 2017, 4:58 PM
We're nowhere near Galaxy S8's reveal since Samsung confirmed the flagship will not be showcased for the public next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Rumor has it the South Korean company will debut the Galaxy S8 on March 29, while the phone will go on sale three weeks later.
Until then, let's take an in-depth look at some of the specs and features it will pack inside, as reported by The Guardian. The information from sources with knowledge about Samsung plans, so it's as reliable as it gets.
First of all, the report suggests Samsung will launch two Galaxy S8 models with displays in the 5-inch to 6-inch region. Both of them will feature dual-edge curved display, just like the Galaxy S7 edge.
Moreover, they will be similar in size with their Galaxy S7 counterparts, but they will boast slightly larger displays. Due to the bezel-less design, sources say no room will remain for Samsung to add its logo or any other brand on the front of the phone.
The so-called “infinity display” is said to cover most of the front part of the phone. The top and bottom bezels will be incredibly small as well, which is why a logo might not be included on the front side.
Moving on to the hardware inside the Galaxy S8, Samsung will include the same iris scanner with biometric technology that was part of the Galaxy Note 7. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone, though previous rumors suggests Samsung will put it under the display.
As expected, Samsung won't go for the dual-camera setup. The Galaxy S8 will feature the same “duo pixel” camera that's been introduced with the last year's flagship.
However, the new camera will bring some enhancements to image quality, low-light performance and speed. Some sort of object recognition feature similar to Google Goggles will be added to the camera too.
The phone will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and it will pack 64GB of internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The Galaxy S8 won't ditch the 3.5mm audio jack, but an USB Type-C port will be available as well.
In the software department, Samsung will include its own digital personal assistant, but the sources couldn't confirm the name of the AI. It's said that the AI assistant will be able to perform various tasks including object recognition through the phone's camera. On top of that, Samsung has signed multiple agreements with third parties to include data sources for the AI assistant.
Last but not least, Samsung will announce a couple of interesting accessories for the Galaxy S8, including a dock that will turn the smartphone into an Android desktop computer. A related service will be launched as well.
The new dock and service launched by Samsung will allow Galaxy S8 users to connect their phones to a monitor, keyboard and other peripherals. It will work in the same way as Microsoft's Continuum, and it will be called DeX.
While an exact release date hasn't been confirmed yet, sources claim Samsung will make the Galaxy S8 available for purchase on or around April 21.
source: The Guardian
- 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)
- 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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I'm liking what I'm hearing. The most powerful Galaxy of all. Cannot wait!
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:01 PM 23
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Give us a damn flat screen option.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:17 PM 27
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Smartphone industry needed a couple of years to finally realize the value of my advices. Nokia N8 and E7 were the best base to work on for future smartphone (= multimedia) devices. I have repeatedly suggested improvement of these two models, with curving edges of the devices itself and bigger screen sizes. Now be a good dog and fetch inthebox improved wh-701 earphones, add a physical dedicated camera button, fine attachable qwerty from E7, and some good ol' vintage themes. And stay away from inferior solutions like omitting SD card slot, physical home button, removable batteries, ... Listen to your daddy.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:45 AM 0
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I'M OUT!!!!!!!! Curved screen is not for everyone & we should have been given a choice like with the S7
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:04 PM 6
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Add fm radio and take my money. Damn that S8 plus must be great.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:06 PM 3
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Fm radio? I havent used one of those in years lol :D
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 6:23 PM 4
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I use it every day. Many million people want news / have good radio stations / have to commute long hours every day / don't want to shell out big money for music collection they can get with the local FM station. Why do comments like yours always appear when those who use radio speak up about the trend that every recent flagship lacks FM radio these days (only exceptions are LG G5 and ZUK Z2). Why make fun of people wanting an old feature back?
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 12:25 AM 8
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Me too. I use it quite frequently. Nothing beats free music and good live talk shows that FM only can offer. Plus, if emergencies arise, FM radio is useful when you have no reception to mobile data or WiFi when picking up news.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 2:48 AM 3
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Rear facing fingerprint sensor? Noooooooo! The technology is there to place it under the screen why the eff aren't they doing that??
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:14 PM 0
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Where exactly 'under the screen' you wanna FPS to be placed, so to find it at dark? LOL Under whole screen? So to unlock it accidentally, every time you take it out of the pocket? Get a life ignorant.
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:38 PM 1
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Don't you worry, it will be available after Apple has it. Samsung is waiting for that 10 anniversary phone announcement like the rest of us lol! They also want to see how that distant wireless charging works as well! Infinity screen? They mean the same edge screen we've been looking at for the past 3 year? LOL!
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 8:22 PM 0
Just like they waited on Apple for water resistance, widgets, split screen, power savings mode, digitizers, 1 handed mode, large screens, OLED, NFC.....You get the point. As for your distant wireless charging, you may want to continue to be happy with peeking and popping. But, you can leave yourself in suspense for the biggest question...antenna lines: yes or no? You may be waiting for the 10th anniversary iPhone. But, no one on this site waits for Samsung devices more than you. Take this article for example. http://bgr.com/2017/01/23/ipho
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 9:58 PM 5
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I'm still struggling to understand why having no bezels makes a phone beautiful..I think it makes it awkward to hold and more fragile. curved screen is another thing i dont understand. The screen doesnt even have to be curved to have an extra menu on the side ffs
posted on Jan 24, 2017, 5:26 PM 1
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