Great news for the Samsung lovers! The new flagship of the Samsung, i.e. Galaxy S8 is decided to be one of the biggest smartphone launches of 2017. Here in this post, we will discuss what we as of now know about the new flagship smartphone of Samsung, including its release date, price, features, specifications and more.
UK Release date:
There are still no leaks about the release date of Galaxy S8. But we all know that Samsung favors February or March month. So, it can be predicted with surety that the S8 will be declared at MWC 2017 which will run from 27th February to 2nd March.
Although there are no rumors regarding the price of the Galaxy S8, we can predict that the price for the entry-level model will fall between £550 and £600.
Features & Specifications:
As we have been completely impressed by the previous years’ Samsung devices’ features, it is really exciting to see what Samsung is going to do with the Galaxy S8.
Galaxy S8’s design combines glass and metal together. A removable battery might be there. The quick charging and wireless can’t be holding out as the favorite features here.
The Galaxy S8 is likely to follow the 5.5-inch screen and a 4K display might be a good move for Samsung for including it on the S8. VR is that reason. Since VR is the big growing trend in this year, we would not be amazed to see Galaxy S8 with Quad HD resolution for every eye resulting in a noteworthy improvement.
Dual-cameras have become a standard feature of the latest smartphones and the Galaxy S8 is no different. According to a Chinese source, the S8 will feature dual-lens modules possibly to be manufactured by Samsung Motors.
Some rumors have leaked about the processor of the Galaxy S8, although it is tipped to arrive with the ARM Mali-G71 GPU, which is one of the strongest graphics chips on today’s market. Coupled with the former 4K display rumors, it is becoming obvious that Samsung has VR completely in mind.
The Galaxy S8 is predicted to offer either an Exynos 8890 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 829 processor. Even it appears that the 2017 processors will be manufactured with a 10nm process. Leaked data displays that ARM is operating on 10nm reference designs and both Samsung and Qualcomm use ARM.
With the present trend of chips at 14nm, the S8 with a 10nm processor will be stronger and energy-efficient. Possibilities are the Galaxy S8 will arrive powered by the next-gen Exynos processor or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor.
Although modems are exciting, the Galaxy S8 could arrive with Qualcomm’s X16 through the Snapdragon 830. When we have the networks for supporting it, we will be able of streaming theoretically a VR event live or downloading movies in a few seconds.
It seems that the USB Type-C could appear on the Galaxy S8. We predict that Samsung could stick with micro-USB for making sure that the S8 is Gear VR-compatible; however, we feel that the VR headset’s new version is likely to come before or with the new flagship phone.
Few rumors also state that Samsung is thinking to remove the headphone jack like Apple did with the iPhone 7.
A patent from last year shows that Galaxy S8 might be running both Android and Windows OS simultaneously. Users can drag files between the two and minimize one as a floating icon using a multi-window type feature. It is also probable for assigning memory and processor cores to every OS.
The dual-boot concept is definitely interesting; however whether this is used or not for the S8 remains for being seen but is, we think, unlikely and would be more suitable for a different standalone product.
Many people are already calling the next Galaxy S smartphone as one of the great smartphones of 2017. And we are all excited to see it. So, stay tuned for more information about the new Galaxy S8.