Samsung would anything to make people forget about the battery-related incidents in which there were involved a number of Galaxy Note 7 units and now it’s focusing on the next flagship smartphone, to impress fans with hardware changes that will make everyone want to buy the Galaxy S8. According to rumors, the upcoming flagship will no longer have a home button, which will be replaced by an on-screen version and this will means that the fingerprint scanner will be embedded differently.
The South Korean manufacturer has big plans for its next gen flagship, as according to reports, the “elimination of home button indicates that Samsung Electronics is planning to fill all of front screen of Galaxy S8 with just screen.” If the home button will be eliminated, then the Galaxy S8 could have a smaller bottom bezel, but there’s a possibility that the device will be completely bezel-free.
On the glass back will be placed a dual rear camera module, but for now it’s not sure if Samsung will choose “all-in-one dual cameras” or the modules will be separate, but rumors suggest that one of the sensors will support a resolution of 16MP, while the other will be 8MP.
The Galaxy S8 will come in two hardware configurations: one will feature Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset, while the other will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830, which will be manufactured using a 10nm process. Some reports said that Samsung could follow Apple’s example and drop the 3.5mm headphone jack. Also, the battery will be charged via a USB-C port, which means that the Galaxy S8 will copy the iPhone 7 too much and Apple will not be very happy about it.
Other previous rumors claimed that the screen of the Galaxy S8 will support a 4K resolution and VR features. As for the release date, reports say that the flagship will be unveiled on February 26 2017.
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