The latest word on the streets is that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be availed to Galaxy Note 7 customers either for free or at a nominal fee.
This news comes after Samsung stopped the production of its newest flagship following numerous cases of fires in different parts of the world. While the tech giant has promised to do everything possible to find the missing piece of the puzzle, no concrete solution has come forward. In a bid to ensure that customers stick to the brand, the company has been offering incentives to those who wished to replace the Galaxy Note 7 with a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, among other Samsung Galaxy devices.
If you do this, the company will be ready to offer you a Galaxy S8 for free come 2017. But the question is why should you keep your hopes high for a phone that will not be here until 2017? Well, to help you around this question here is a list of 5 Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks that should probably convince you to actually wait for the phone.
A new design
Samsung’s change from a flat screen Galaxy Note 5 to a curved dual-edge Galaxy Note 7 was a clear indicator that the edge-to-edge display technology is the new way for the tech giant. Well, apparently, the Galaxy S8 will not just come with an edge-to-edge display panel, still, the company will also be shipping the flagship without a physical home button. The home button will be embedded in the screen with the fingerprint sensor integrated into the display. With this changed design, the S8 should manage to pack the said edge-to-edge display screen. This is the same story that is also surrounding the 2017 iPhone.
The smaller Galaxy S7 has a flat screen as compared to the curved dual-edge screen found on the larger Galaxy S7 Edge. This won’t be the case as far as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge are concerned. According to leaks, both handsets will come with the same curved edge-to-edge display while keeping the same screen sizes. As a result of this change, we might end up having a standard Samsung Galaxy S8 and a larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Sounds familiar?
4K display screen
With the emergence of VR, there is need of high-resolution screens that deliver the best VR experience. Now that everything is on-the-go, a Galaxy S8 with a 4K display should promise to deliver the best mobile VR experience than any other device. There have been rumors that the 5.1-inch model might keep the 2K resolution used on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but the larger S8 Edge will ship with the 4K panel.
With Google’s Daydream VR platform having made its debut, the Galaxy S8 is also expected to come with full support for the View VR headset and the entire platform as well.
Samsung is reportedly making orders for dual-lens cameras that are said to be meant for the Galaxy S8. Even though the Sony IMX260 and ISOCELL S5K2L1 sensors used on the Galaxy S7 are as good as you can think of, the Galaxy S8 will sport DSLR-like cameras that will probably ship with more megapixels and much brighter lenses.
Samsung has recently been trying to bring the Galaxy Note 7 software experience over to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. With the Galaxy S8, the company will also be bringing some of the ill-fated Note 7 goodies to the new flagship. The iris scanning technology was one of the major highlights of the handset. Rumors have suggested that Samsung will retain this feature for its future flagships, something that should continue the company’s trend of introducing new stuff through its Galaxy Note series.
New, more powerful processors
Even though not confirmed, Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to ship with either an Exynos 8895 or a Snapdragon 830 processor. Apparently, Samsung will be taking care of everything as far as the Qualcomm chipset is concerned thanks to the company’s 10nm technology. While little is known about this Snapdragon 830 SoC, the Exynos 8895 is said to have a clock speed of up to 3.0GHz as well as 70% better image processing efficiency when compared to the Exynos 8890 used on the S7.
Furthermore, the Exynos 8895 SoC will ship with an improved Mali-G71 GPU that promises 40% better performance and 20% better energy efficiency when compared to the current Mali-T880 GPU used on the Galaxy S7.
What do you think? Are these reasons enough to make you wait for Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S8 in 2017? Share your thoughts with us.