Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature bezel-less design, “infinity display,” iris scanner, more

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

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI




Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

The best samsung s device ever created.

72. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there was still room for a samsung logo on that mock up's bezel. Like they would go logo free. lol

71. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

How about add the feature "no lag."

70. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Best phone of 2017!

68. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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.

64. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

My S7 Edge is a laggy piece of s**t. Won't be buying another Samsung device.

67. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Of course it is

58. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

dude you came from a century coma or what the hell this is a tech forum. Samsung s8 going on a beast mode 8.

54. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

From the looks of it, it will be a 6 inch device. And with not even a bezel, the chance to drop it is even bigger..

52. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I want REMOVABLE battery! Seriously, I want a note with a removable battery. I wish LG had a pen and was water proof

49. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Stereo speaker please, just like the long time ago Galaxy Player

47. sabretigger

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

And a ticking time bomb

41. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

after what happened with note 7, samsung needs to come back with a bang....not that they're in a dip right now...

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they do not. The lost nothing. They need to simply not have a repeat with their flagship.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

70M+ sales. Samsung is likely gonna take an extra month on testing phones. If rhe phones start production in Feb, samsung can spemd all March testing them and then ship those fpe April and then use April to test the next batch and keep going and their wont be a delay in making them available. Simce the S is the flagship, they cant afford to have a repeat of rhe Note 7. The S line has basically been flawless and np phone so far is better than the S...period. Im glad it wont have a dual camera, because no one has evem proven any use for them. Hopefully for the rear camera, Samsung does at least 16MP, with all same pluses as the S7 cameras like the dual auto-focus. This means the Note 8 is about to bring out a phone of all phones. The iPhone 8 wont even matter. The S8 and Note 8 are about to shake the market. Apple is about to lose 20M+ iPhone 7S sales.

46. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Im glad it wont have a dual camera, because no one has evem proven any use for them" Agree I also hope that they don't put them on the note 8.

50. DaveElliott

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Monochrome clarity on the P9 makes it worthwhile.

38. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Curved screens are uncomfortable to hold with no practical value.

36. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It will make the G6 a DOA unless LG prices its flagship 200 bucks cheaper, LOL

35. kevv2288

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

64gb of internal storage nice to hear. I like the bezel-less look but Idk won't that effect how you hold the phone. With my s7 edge my hand sometimes hit the screen in the edge and will mess me up

34. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm sure the IR Blaster will be left out, which is a crying shame, since the phone will have an IR sensor for the iris scanner. If the engineers used a little imagination, the IR sensor could be dual-purpose.

73. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1131; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Samsungs future invisions everything being connected wirelessly via Wi-Fi. They want you to buy smart everything so you can control it with your phone. IR is an outdated tech to them, for TVs at least

32. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Damn! Even more sales drop for Apple, the S8 will be a beast!

26. shield

Posts: 915; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G6 destroys S8! NOW!!!

37. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

with SD821? keep dreamin

61. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

yes. it's the same reason they refused to give lg the 835. because they're scared.

45. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

HAHAHA, Your trying to be funny.

20. macawmatt

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Verizon will find somewhere it can shove its logo on the front of the phone, remember that Note with it on the home button?

25. aegislash

Posts: 1542; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The embarrassing part is that they actually offered home button covers to the customers who were disgruntled by it...Verizon is a joke.

29. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It's on the back of my big deal

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