Here are some of the top leaks on the Samsung Galaxy S8, which make it worth waiting for, as Samsung looks to redeem its name after the Note 7 issues.
There are many speculations regarding the upcoming S8.
S8 in February 2017
According to rumors, Samsung Electronics is planning to announce its new S8 smartphone on the 26th of February 2017. This is just one day prior to the start of the Mobile World Congress. The Korea Herald states that the company has already started placing orders for the components for the new S8.
The launch of the S8 presents a very big deal for the company, as Samsung is trying to redeem its name and credibility in the smartphone world, after the huge debacle and embarrassment caused by the Note 7 combustion problems.
Home Button – No Longer Physical
It is reported that Samsung will remove the physical Home button and will opt for a digital one on the screen. This will result in a screen that is edge to edge. It is possible that the fingerprint sensor will have direct integration in the display of the phone.
There are rumors that Apple is also considering a similar move for the 2017 iPhone. If Samsung manages to offer such a phone in March next year, it can get a competitive edge against the next iPhone in 2017.
4K screen Resolution
According to Ewan Spence, a Forbes contributor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a 4K screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This will make it one of the sharpest of screen among smartphones. It will will also make the S8 offer a platform that is suitable for the next gen mobile VR. Spence wrote in his blog that the S8 would probably be able to genuinely deliver a portable Virtual Reality experience to users. The display panel can offer an immersive VR experience when the Gear VR is used. S8 will also probably have compatibility with Daydream View, VR headset, available from November.
Dual Lens Camera
Suppliers to the company are supposed to be filling the orders for a dual lens camera, which can take pictures similar in quality to a DSLR camera. It is probable that Samsung will make use of components that it owns along with those of third parties for the S8, offering improved lenses and additional megapixels. However, it is not clear whether the new S8 will come with dual cameras that are all in one or separated.
It is likely that the Samsung Exynos, 8895 will be used for the S8 internationally, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon, 830 chip being used for the US. PhoneArena states that the Exynos 8895 comes with a maximum speed of 3 GHz and offers 70% enhancement to efficiency in image processor, when compared to the earlier version.
No Headphone Jack
Samsung Galaxy S8 will follow the path taken by the new iPhone 7, as it is reported that there will not be a 3.5 mm headphone jack on it. It is expected that Samsung will use the USB C type of port in case of charging and for the wired headphones. However, Samsung might also include an adapter for USB C to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, similar to what Apple has done with the adapters from Lightning to the 3.5 mm headphone jack.