After Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle due to battery explosion, everyone is waiting for its next flagship, Galaxy S8. While the Galaxy S8 has leaked online on innumerable occasions, what sets this one apart is that it shows off the handset in a new hue – gold. As Galaxy S7 is available in Gold and Platinum gold colors, the leaked one can an international variant of Galaxy S8 and moreover the Android UI shows details in Chinese.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s mobile communications vice president has stated the Galaxy S8 will feature slick design and an improved camera, as well as an enhanced artificial intelligence service.
There are plenty of rumors about the phone already, the below could most possible specifications
- Samsung is making a big push into VR with its Gear VR headset, so it really needs to make the most of that is sharp screens on its phones. Galaxy S8 could sport a 5.5 inch 4K display with QHD panel.
- A dual lens rear camera with one lens being 12MP and other being 13MP as per a leak from Weibo.
- Galaxy S8 can be could be powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for US and Exynos 8895 in other regions.
- It would be featuring an Iris Scanner and AI assistant similar to that of Google Pixel.
Other features like Always on Display which are debuted on Galaxy S7 are likely to be continued. Reports say Apple is going to remove the physical home button on the iPhone 7S/8 in 2017. Samsung may do it first with the Galaxy S8. Latest reports suggest that the Galaxy S8 will have an all-glass front, with Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner mounted underneath the panel. This is in line with previous rumors that the home button would sit beneath tempered glass. With the physical home button gone, Samsung may go ahead with a bezel-less display on the front of the S8. This can be observed in the leaked image also. Galaxy S8 release will most probably be in April this year.
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