Both Apple and Samsung are gearing up to bring a complete overhaul with their next respective flagships, but it’s Samsung that will need to be even more cautious since the Note 7 blunder.
The S8 is believed to be delayed by two weeks as Samsung engineers were busy getting to the root of the Note 7 fiasco. A new rumour suggests that the S8 will get some major hardware changes. A Sammobile report hints at a nearly bezel-less or edge-to-edge display that is being developed for the smartphone.
Citing a Samsung Display researcher, the report adds that there is no confirmation on this yet, but the company is said to be ‘putting in considerable resources’ into building the panel. Park Won-sang, engineer at Samsung Display reportedly told the news site, “Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio (a scale that measures space taken up by a display on the front part of a handset) reaches more than 90 percent next year.”
The average display area is 80 percent currently. It is believed that Samsung may have to take off the home button. Furthermore, the Galaxy S8 is also believed to be the first world’s first smartphone to come equipped with optical fingerprint recognition technology.
Previous leaks reveal that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may launch on Feb 26. It is likely to sport a 5.5-inch 4K Super AMOLED Display with 806-ppi pixel density while being powered by Exynos 8895 processor. We can expect to see the second variant with Snapdragon 830. The device will be equipped with 6GB RAM along with a 16MP and 8MP dual camera setup on the back. Reports also suggest that the next big smartphone to ditch the port might be coming from Samsung, particularly the Galaxy S8.
Publish date: November 1, 2016 1:06 pm| Modified date: November 1, 2016 1:06 pm