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

Related phones

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)

FEATURED VIDEO

72 Comments

1. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'm liking what I'm hearing. The most powerful Galaxy of all. Cannot wait!

6. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Give us a damn flat screen option.

12. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Calm down! See 11

69. 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.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

other rumor said the smaller version will only slightly curved.. probably like a note7, or even mi note 2... and it's not like flat better than curved in any way

74. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

if it's curved like the Note 7, I will be thrilled! If it's like the S7 edge.. I will run away, far and fast! The S7 is horribly designed from a curve standpoint IMO.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And dual ffs. I'm tired of having a bottom facing speaker on phones. Would make watching media on a Samsung device so much better.

53. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

And make sure it's universally unlocked. Nothing beats universally unlocked phones. A smartphone just isn't a smartphone if it's not universally unlocked.

62. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Exactly, plus I would like an Audio DAC, just like the HTC 10 and V10/20.

33. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

The most powerful in the world you mean!, my bank account is ready to get drain!

65. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The most powerful Galaxy was Note 7 since it exploded.

2. RoryBreaker

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

I'M OUT!!!!!!!! Curved screen is not for everyone & we should have been given a choice like with the S7

4. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I would chill, they may still do both.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The edge curve will be way smaller. No need of whining dude. That's the best practical design, for large phones' one-hand use.

16. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

More people bought the curved S6 and S7 edge than the normal one. And millions of Note 7s with a curved screen only were sold. Safe to say people like the new screen design better.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

other rumor said the smaller version will only slightly curved.. probably like a note7, or even mi note 2... and it's not like flat better than curved in any way

27. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Lg g6 for you

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Add fm radio and take my money. Damn that S8 plus must be great.

28. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Fm radio? I havent used one of those in years lol :D

55. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

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?

63. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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.

5. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Rear facing fingerprint sensor? Noooooooo! The technology is there to place it under the screen why the eff aren't they doing that??

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

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.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he just confused the "under-glass" FPscanner with "under-screen" FPscanner... under-glass is already here, but under-screen still have long way to go...

43. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

He hope Apple invented it already. He still doesn't know that Tim Cook only reinvent the colors for iPhone from all the rainbow

44. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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!

51. willard12 unregistered

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/iphone-8-rumors-specs-wireless-charging-energous/

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

the others will follow

8. fyah_king unregistered

Give me that 6in screen.

9. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.