Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S8 is here nearly here and true to the market, there is no shortage or rumors and leaks detailing what the public should expect. Last year, the S7 was very impressive, but the company came under fire after the recall of the Note 7.
The Note 7 caused a lot of issues for Samsung last year, and after discontinuation, fans are looking forward to the Note 8 which is probably the most compelling phone for 2017. Samsung claimed that wrong-sized batteries were the culprit for the heating issues of the Note 7 that was eventually recalled.
While the Galaxy S8 is still riding high, the successor of the Note is still one of the most awaited devices and the most significant one that Samsung would release this year. It has been confirmed, though, that the S8 is going to be announced on March 29 and will be on pre-order from April 10, which places it in stores on April 21st.
First and foremost, Samsung will release two different models which include the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.
In the previous years, Samsung launched the Galaxy S devices and an Edge variant with a curved edge-to-edge sort of display.
However, it appears that both devices will have the Edge display and the S8+ will be a larger version of the handset, like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.
Now, rumors have been coming out about the Samsung Galaxy 8’s features including reports that the home button is going to be removed and it is going to have a dual lens camera, as well as, a slot for an S-pen.
Samsung is rumored to have ordered so many there are none available for the rivals to utilize until after it goes on sale. The device is also expected to come along with an infinity screen which was revealed during an advert for the new AMOLED screen technology. Apparently, the phone may use a fingerprint sensor in order to navigate on to the home page.
The camera should have dual pixel technology, and the viewing of images and movies on a 4k resolution screen would be much better than the previous iteration. Other notable changes for this version of the Galaxy S include a bump in the screen sizes.
Apparently, the two handsets are going to feature 5.8 and 6.2-inch displays respectively up from the previous 5.1 and 5.7-inch displays on the S7. It is also a probability the Galaxy S8 is going to come available with different processors in different markets. This has been the case previously.
Some of the units are almost certainly going to feature the company’s custom built Exynos 8895 chip while others may use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor manufactured by Samsung.
The thing about both of the chips is they are constructed on a 10nm FinFet manufacturing process. This means the transistors could be more densely packed providing more power which is up to a 28 percent improvement in power compared to the older 14nm chips. Apparently, the Samsung S8 may also come with a new AI voice assistant who will compare to Apple’s Siri.
Samsung has not yet released the exact figures, though if the previous model and prices are anything to go with, then the Galaxy S8 should be in the neighborhood of $850 in the United States. The S7 is available for $761.43 while the S6 at $135.31. For the customers in South Korea that bought the Note 7, they can get a discount by trading their old model in for the new one.