Samsung “Galaxy S8”
Samsung is all set to reveal its latest flagship gadget the “Galaxy-S8” on March 29, 2017. The new gadget is expected to boast the most recent in smart-phone technology and quality major design innovations.
Much is at stake for the South Korean firm after it suffered a whopping five billion dollars loss following its global re-call of the Note-7 previous year.
While Samsung fans have been anxiously waiting for the release of new gadget, timely leaks have kept them on the edge giving us a good idea of what to expect in the new phone.
Here is a recap of all the Galaxy S8 rumours that have surfaced so far that gave us a clear picture of what the Galaxy S8 would look like and more.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to maintain Samsung’s current design language with glass panels wrapped around a metal frame. However, the South Korean manufacturer has added a twist to it by making the new phone virtually bezel less.
The home button may also be abandoned in favour of a virtual key on the screen and the fingers print scanner has been moved to the back of the gadget to accommodate for smaller bezels. Samsung is also expected to offer both the S8 and S8 plus with curved edges with the only difference being the screen size.
Samsung is going all the way with its new flagship which is expected to boast the Snapdragon 835, the fastest mobile chipset to date. Not only will this make the gadget faster, but the smaller chip size could give the smartphone more space to cramp other components like a larger batter. In addition to this the 835 supports QuickCharge 4.0 which is 20% faster charge than the current version and 2.5 more hours of battery use than the Snapdragon 821.
Samsung will also borrow some of the major hardware components from its ill-fated Note 7 gadget that include the iris scanner which would allow for facial recognition capabilities. The smartphone-maker is also introducing a new ‘DEX’ setup that will make the Android gadget function like a personal computer when docked.
The S8 will feature the latest version of Android, that is 7.1.1 Nougat, with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz interface. The company is expected it tailor down its UI which in the past has been criticised for having unnecessary features that hamper stock Android experience.
Samsung also announced its very own Bixby virtual assistant this week and confirming it’s debut with the upcoming flagship.
Price and availability
Though we will finally see the new gadget at Samsung’s press event on the 29th of this month, the South Korean manufacturer has not yet confirmed the final release date of the new smartphone. The phone-maker has also not confirmed details on how much the S8 will cost. Fortunately, a recent leak for Evan Blass gave a fair picture of when the phone will be available and how much it will cost.
Blass, who is considered an authority when it comes to credible android leaks, revealed this week that flagship gadget will go on sale starting April 21 and will set customers back €799 for the S8 and €899 for the larger plus version.
A recent nine-second video leaked online shows a person typing on what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S8.