The trouble that has come Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s way has meant that the talk of the next Galaxy S8 has come out sooner than expected.
In fact, it is not just consumers that are interested in what Samsung is planning in order to make up for the burning Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The company’s competitors are also interested in the same, something that has led to some pushing Samsung employees into stealing inside details about the upcoming Galaxy S8 chipset. All this comes due to the 14nm and 10nm technologies that are used by Samsung’s chipset business.
Apparently, the new 10nm process will be used to make the next Exynos 8895 chipset, the successor to the current Exynos 8890. This chipset will come with enhanced graphics unit, almost twice what is available in the current Samsung Galaxy S7. The Mali-G71 GPU, a product of ARM, is said to be 1.8 times faster than the Mali-T880 MP12 used on the 8890 that powers the Galaxy S7. This is further backed by a Geekbench test that shows the 8895 SoC managing faster performance levels as compared to the Snapdragon 830, which is also expected to be used on other variants of the Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has a QHD Super AMOLED screen that has been hailed as the best for the past two or so years. The South Korean tech giant wants to take things to the next level with the Galaxy S8, introducing an Ultra HD (UHD) screen that features 3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution. To further back this Ultra HD screen claims, the new GPU is said to make use of ARM’s Bitfrost architecture that majors on high-end 4K as well as VR experiences.
It gets even better as this screen could possibly be pressure-sensitive as the company has recently confirmed to have filed a patent for a 3D Touch-like feature. While the date of rolling out this pressure-sensitive feature on its Galaxy handsets is not confirmed, it is possible the Galaxy S8 could debut this technology.
Another aspect of the Galaxy S8 and its display is the design. If the Galaxy Note 7 is taken into consideration in addition to Samsung’s previous trends, the 2017 Galaxy flagship will feature a curved dual-edge design. This is both for the standard 5.1-inch model as well as the 5.5-inch variant. As for the names, it is hard to know what Samsung has in store for us.
Some reports are pointing towards a dual-lens camera for the Galaxy S8, something similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. What many may not like about the phone is that it could take a similar direction as Apple’s iPhone 7 and drop the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor its own proprietary port. However, just like most of the details in this piece, this is still speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt.
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