Samsung Galaxy S8: Expectations At A Glance: Since few posts back we have already talked about many of the expected specs of the very awaited smartphone from Samsung i.e Galaxy S8. Most of us are already waiting for its first look with the very rumored edge to edge display. Many other rumors are taking their way to the market nowadays, so we are here to summarize all of them at one place & provide you all the expected specs of the S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Expectations At A Glance:
You may also go through in details with the earlier news related with the S8 through the following links below:
- Samsung S8 Launch Date
- Bluetooth 5.0 May Be The New Companion Of The S8
- Edge To Edge Display – With No Home Button For S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Featuring 4K Display
- S8 May Ditch Headphone Jack
Rumor 1: For Release Date:
Although there were many rumors related to the launch of the S8 & now Samsung had publically opened & denied the rumors of accelerating the launch of the S8. Usually, the Galaxy S series launch slot is on the main press day prior to the MWC 2017 event So it may release on 26, February 2017. The availability may be likely within 2-3 weeks of release.
However, some rumors also claim of pushing back the launch by the month of April due to some reasons. The news was a noticeable on from The Wall Street Journal & Bloomberg. Since the problems which the company had a face in the last few months, they may go for a delayed launch in April too.
Rumor 2: Specifications:
Surprisingly any of the following rumored specs are not yet confirmed by the company itself but these are the expected specifications if everything goes on the way. Accordingly, the S8 may be having 5.5 inches or 5.1 inches of Super AMOLED display, Powered by either Snapdragon 830 or Exynos 8895 chipset. The OS that will be made available might be Android 7.1 Nougat with 6 GB of RAM. However, some recent rumors also reveal it to be the Snapdragon 835 also. About the storage capacities, there are several rumors of it to be 64, 128 or a 256 GB supported device. The S8 may feature the new Hybrid Card Slot that supports both the microSD expansion & Samsung’s new UFS memory cards too.
Samsung had made clear publically about the rumors of Stereo speakers in the S8 & said that the Harman Audio will not come to Galaxy devices until 2018. Some news regarding the ditching of the headphone audio jack while adding a USB Type- C connector in place of that, is also taking turns all around. About the display resolution, earlier claims were for the QHD firstly but later turned towards the 4K & now mixed reports on both the type of resolutions are coming into the news. With the newest in the Galaxy S series, an IP68 water resistant & dustproof display might get featured.
The S8 is rumored to support the Google’s Daydream VR while sticking to the Iris scanner & software layer that was found in the Note 7. On the charging zone, a 3-coiled wireless charging is also expected, providing more efficient wireless quick charging. And if the rumor regarding a use of the Snapdragon 835 is true then Samsung will surely go for additionally supporting Quick Charge 4 as well, offering 5 hours of battery life in just 5 minutes.
Rumor 3: Ditching Of The Home Button:
According to sources, the Galaxy S8 will be just one sheet of Glass with no home button due to the finger sensor being located underneath the display. Also, Samsung’s component partner recently announce its Natural ID FS9100 line of Optical Finger Sensor, so the rumor seems to be a true one.
Likewise the power & volume adjustment buttons are also rumored to be a touch-based one’s with almost no physical buttons anywhere on the device or may be one present.
Rumor 4: The Camera:
While heard about the previous rumors it was to be an improved Dual-lens camera at the rear end. According to the reports claiming that this time Samsung is opting for two 16MP at the rear end & an 8MP front facing the camera. Several other claims talk about a Dual-lens camera of 12MP on the back end. However, according to the Bloomberg, the dual camera setup is not being considered due to some high costing issues now on.
Rumor 5: The Price:
As the presence od the dual lens camera & other costly components may bring a hike in the pricing of the S8, it is reasonable to believe that. In another way it may reduce the price for attracting consumers after the last time failure of its device in the market. Multiple options of price with different storage capacities can be made available to the users this time. So it may be priced for $670 with 32Gb storage, $770 with Edge variant of 32 GB storage. Although it is possibly not going to be a flat screened device so the price will be starting moreover from a range of $800 approximately, while increased storage & adding dual lens camera will surely increase the price.
These were the most talked about rumors regarding the Newest S8 upcoming next year. Let’s get prepared to see the featuring specs of the same at the earliest next year so make your pocket large while you may need a lot of money this time as expected from the device specs.