Samsung Galaxy S8 is shaping up to the most hyped Android smartphone of 2017. As we are near to its release, a new report from The Guardian suggests a dock-like accessory that will turn the Galaxy S8 to an Android desktop computer. To be called DeX, it will be similar to Microsoft’s Continuum which connects Windows smartphones to a desktop extension that will allow them to use as desktops.
Apart from the speculated DeX accessory, the Galaxy S8 is expected to sport an almost bezel-less design. The smartphone is also said to be featuring an edge-to-edge ‘infinity’ display along with an iris scanner.
The infinity display design of the phone is expected to take up majority of the real estate on the front of the device, promising a very high screen-to-body ratio. A promotional video shared on YouTube by Samsung Display has hinted the screen-to-body ratio might be as high as 94 per cent on the S8. “Two sources have said there wasn’t even room to put a logo or brand name on the front of the device,” The Guardian noted.
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Galaxy S8 will reportedly be coming with the same proportions if not smaller as compared to the Galaxy S7 that was launched last year. The two S8 devices are codenamed ‘Dream’ and ‘Dream 2’, but unlike the Galaxy S7 series, both the S8 variants will come with dual-curved edge display, according to the report.
The report also refutes earlier claims the Galaxy S8 will see the end of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. It also suggests that an iris scanner will be integrated into the upcoming flagship. Iris scanner biometrics were first introduced by Samsung in the Galaxy Note 7, and the company might obviously be planning to reintroduce the same with the S8.
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The successor to the Galaxy S7 will not be feature a dual-rear camera setup and instead stick to the dual pixel camera that was sported by the Galaxy S7 series. The camera is speculated to feature built-in object, text recognition, and be capable of making visual searches thanks to its new digital assistant ‘Bixby’.
The Galaxy S8 will be launching on March 29, according to earlier leaks, and will be the first smartphone powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoCs. The phone is the expected to go on sale on April 21, at a reported price of Rs 57,000 (approx).
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Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh has recently confirmed to CNET the company will go ahead with the Galaxy Note 8, moving on from the unsavory few months of the Galaxy Note 7’s existence. “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8,” Koh said in an interview with CNET.
Apparently, the Galaxy S8 will be look completely different from the the Galaxy S7 in terms of design. Tech site Venture Beat claims the Galaxy S8 will feature a larger display, while moving the finger print scanner on the back. There will be two models, one with a 5.8-inch screen and one with a 6.2-inch display. The publication also claims the handsets will come with 3,000 and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively. Meanwhile, the handsets are said to be come with 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal memory and microSD card support.