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The Galaxy S8: What You Should Expect from Samsung.

As a result of the mishap with the Note 7, the world is waiting to see the next big thing from Samsung and based on the rumors, the Galaxy S8 won’t disappoint. Here are some of the things you should expect, note that these are just rumors.

A 5.7 inch and 6.2 screen variants

Similar to the S7, the S8 might come in two different screen sizes,  According to Korea Herald, one of the S8 variants will sport a 5.7-inch 4K (2,160 x 3,840) display, and the other, a 6.2-inch display.
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Exynos 8895, Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 835

Another report claims that the S8 will have 2 processor variants, Samsung’s Exynos 8895 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 835. My money is on the 835.

An amazing screen-to-body ratio

Just like the way Xiaomi dazzled us with the Mi Mix, the Galaxy S8 might sport a screen-to-body ratio that could be more than 90%, way higher than the S7’s 72.1%

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The absence of the Home button.

Thanks to the rumored screen-to-body ratio, a new report has it that Samsung could omit the iconic home button on the S8, and might even relocate the fingerprint scanner underneath the glass of the display itself — not sure how that’s going to work.

A larger RAM because, why not?

We might be in for a treat as TechTastic notes that the S8 will come equipped with a whopping 6 GB of RAM. Older rumors reported that the S8 might have 8 gigabytes of RAM, but my bet is on the former.

 

Larger Storage.

Along with the increased RAM, we might also be getting an increased storage — a 256 GB version, with lower capacity options ranging from 64GB to 128GB. Although the question now is, would it have an expandable memory like the S7?

 A rear dual camera.

Earlier rumors suggest that the S8 could feature a two camera setup with 12-megapixel Samsung and 13-megapixel Sony modules, I’d advise that this should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Auto-Focus comes to the front-facing camera

Samsung might change the game with the front facing camera on the S8 by equipping it with an auto-focus feature. EtNews reports that Samsung has come up with a new type of camera actuator that will make front-facing auto-focus possible while saving precious space.

 

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Meet the new Samsung Assistant  — Viv.

The Samsung S8 will come equipped with Samsung’s new AI, the Viv. Viv has been hailed as Siri’s most powerful sister and is set to compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Siri.with-viv-samsung-challenges-appleand-google-100686318-primary-idge

Harman Stereo Speakers

The S8 might come with Harman Stereo Speakers, a world leading audio system acquired by Samsung and famous for providing solutions for the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, to name a few.

Yes! No more Audio Jack

Tell me you didn’t see this coming?!
A new report suggests that Samsung will follow Apple’s lead and omit the 3.5mm audio jack. This is to incorporate the USB Type-C port and also streamline the design and hardware space.

There you have it! Which rumor(s) are you not looking forward to?  Let me guess, the audio jack removal?
UPDATE: Corrected the typo with the screen variant. 

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10 comments on “The Galaxy S8: What You Should Expect from Samsung.

  1. runzlord says:

    I think I heard they were scrapping the idea of dual cameras.
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    And you made a typo in your screen sub topic. The headline was 6.7inch and you wrote 6.2 inch later. Anyway I don’t think we would see a 6 inch device. It’s going to be 5.1 and 5.7 inch. My personal opinion tho.

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Yeah, I heard that too about the scrapping of the dual cameras, but you never can tell. Thanks for spotting that out, it’s been corrected 🙂

  2. Rotimi popoola says:

    The s8 is going to be powerful but at least they should have added a frontflash….. I also heard abt dem scrapping d dual camera misstechy what do u think

    1. runzlord says:

      It’s still a rumour and until the final phone is announced, you can’t be too sure if the phone would come with dual cameras or not. For now, it is not a bad idea to add it to a list of rumors of possible features that might come with the s8.
      And I really hate front facing flash! 1, it’s not proper to put that flash in front of the eyes considering that the camera would be used for selfie all the time. 2. Kills your battery. 3. Makes the phone ugly. 4. There is a better solution – screen flash – like on the iPhone which am pretty sure Samsung must have implemented in their own phones already.

  3. pWilliams says:

    No headphone jack?, No problem cus I know Apple and Samsung always been copying each other right from the beginning….well I pray S8 will cleanse the sins they committed with the note 7…a might phone right there….the price should better be imagined??

  4. KingAbsolute says:

    Samsung remains the best, design and feature wise, the S8 would sell more than the S7, even though the price won’t be here.

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I’VE READ A LOT ABOUT THE SAMMY’S UP COMING FLAGSHIP AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT SAMSUNG WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVE THAT THEY ARE THE LEADER IN THE MOBILE MARKET. AM EAGERLY WAITING FOR FEBRUARY, JUST A DAY TO THE MWC AND IT WILL HAPPEN, SAMSUNG WILL SAVE THEIR BLUSHES FROM THE NOTE 7. (I DIDN’T READ THE ARTICLE)…

  6. Micheal Adeniji says:

    What can i say, arm fold.. Patiently waiting..
    #TeamSamsungS8

  7. emmaedeh says:

    If they ditch the head phone jack i am just going to wait for Nokia.

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, WHAT IF NOKIA LATER GOES THAT WAY? I WAS SCEPTICAL OF APPLE GOING THAT WAY, BUT THE MOMENT ANDROID OEMs STARTED DOING THAT, I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A STANDARD SOON. WITH SAMSUNG IN THE MIX, IT WILL BE MORE POPULAR AND ACCEPTABLE…

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