While the wait for Samsung’s next flagship seems to be drawing close to an end, more and more rumors on the eagerly anticipated handset surface. On top of delivering improved performances over the S7 and S7 Edge, the Galaxy S8 has to make up for its predecessor’s mistakes, as well as overtake Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7Plus in order to fully atone for its past sins.
Word on the street is that the Korean tech giant is looking to equip its next flagship with a 4K Super AMOLED display. Furthermore, the handset could come in two variants, a regular one, with a flat screen, and an Edge model. At the same time, however, other reports claim Samsung is going to ditch flat the flat screen altogether and roll out only S8 units with curved edges. Like the Note7, it is possible that the Galaxy S8 will also have an HDR-ready screen.
However, display resolution and screen style (whether curved or not) are not the only changes Samsung may have in store for the S8. Rumors have it that the next Galaxy will come without a home button, but still with an embedded fingerprint sensor. This could only mean the sensor will be directly built into the screen, possibly in an effort to shrink the handset’s dimensions for better one-handed use and better pocketing.
In terms of processing power and Ram memory, there is no doubt the S8 will be visibly superior to its predecessor, the S7. According to the rumors, the tech giant is looking to roll out the S8 with two different processors. One would be a Samsung’s own creation, namely the Exynos ship, and the other one a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. As for the graphics card, Samsung could be thinking of equipping its latest creation with a Mali-G71 graphics chip, which would give the S8 almost double the graphics performances of an S7’s. As for the RAM memory, whether 6 or 8 GB, the S8 will definitely have more than the S7’s 4GB.
While Apple has gone jack-less, at least for the moment, some fear Samsung Galaxy S8 will follow in iPhone 7’s steps. If the Korean tech giant also decides to get rid of the headphone jack, Android enthusiasts will have no choice but to go wireless. If not, Apple is in for some serious competition. While rumors may seem plentiful, there are still many things yet unknown about the S8, like internal memory capacity, battery life, expandable storage, or software. However, all these questions might be answered shortly, in April, when Samsung is expected to start rolling out the handset.
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