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.
Exynos 8895, Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 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%
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?
A rear dual camera.
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.
Meet the new Samsung Assistant — Viv.
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.