Almost every day, new rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been cropping up.
All these point out to the phone being leaps and bounds better than any Samsung smartphone to date. The company are keen on wiping out the fiasco caused by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that they seem to have equipped with the Galaxy S8 with almost every conceivable feature.
It has been heavily rumored that the phone would offer a 4K display panel for the first time in a Samsung smartphone. Sony managed to take the rights of being the company to launch the world’s first 4K smartphone, but the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium did not create huge buzz since the 4K capabilities on the phone were limited. This could change with the Samsung Galaxy S8 which is reportedly keen on offering the 4K resolution at all times. It would significantly improve the virtual reality experience on the product.
Samsung has been heavily pushing out VR related gadgets in recent years and the Galaxy S8 offering this feature in the best possible manner would be a great bonus. The Xiaomi Mi Max is one of the talked about phones over the last couple of weeks. It comes with a 6.4-inch screen but is only marginally larger than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and other phablets. It is able to incorporate this massive display using no bezels on three sides. As a result, it boasts a screen to body ratio of more than 90% and it is rumored that Samsung are also targeting this element quite heavily in the new Galaxy S8.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge already has no bezels at the sides. Opting for a bezel free experience in three sides would take a lot of effort from Samsung in order to cram the earpiece, front facing camera, and microphone amongst other elements into one place. However, Samsung is very keen on making this a possibility on the Galaxy S8. It would tremendously improve the VR functionality of the phone. Samsung need a standout element in the Galaxy S8 after the withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7. However, it should not come at the cost of reliability as the company found out in a very expensive manner.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to be on its way for the Mobile World Congress in February. In the past, Samsung has always launched the Galaxy S models at this event.