comscore After Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 to reportedly skip headphone jack
News

After Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 to reportedly skip headphone jack

Joining the iPhone 7 and the Moto Z league, Samsung Galaxy S8 may also skip the 3.5mm audio jack.

samsung galaxy note 7 getty

People scoffed and mocked Apple s move to drop the headphone jack on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but soon, Motorola also eliminated the port. And now, it looks like the headphone jack-less bit may be turning into a trend. Latest reports that have flowed in have been suggesting, that Samsung may also go with a no headphone jack design on the Galaxy S8. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42

Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India

However, if the report is in fact true, what does it mean for the future Samsung Galaxy S8 users? We have long seen all the mockery that came with the jack-less iPhone 7, but how different will the Samsung experience be from Apple s? Presumable, with no audio jack, phone owners would have to listen to audio through Bluetooth headphones or headphones compatible with the phone’s USB Type-C port, like in the case of iPhone 7 the earphones connect to the Lightning Port. The USB-C port, which Samsung first debuted on the now-extinct Note 7, should help the phone charge faster and transfer data files quicker. Also Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone

Additionally, another report by Sammobile suggests that the Galaxy S8 will feature a Quad HD resolution, however it will use an RGB Super AMOLED panel instead of a Diamond PenTile-based one. This means that the display would be a lot more sharper, with a higher picture quality. It is also being said that the new panel will be made of a sturdier materials and thus make it harder to damage. ALSO READ: Samsung s latest trademark hints Galaxy S8 will have front camera with autofocus

Other than that, there have been many other leaks, with many other things rumored or let out. Recently it was revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 s front-facing camera may come with auto-focus (AF) functionality. Seconding that report, another report by Sammobile suggested that the European Union Intellectual Property Office Samsung has filed an application for a new term called, Smart AF. The application reveals that the trademark will be associated with every product from mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers.

Typically, AF functionality, which is an expensive feature to include, is used on the rear camera sensors of a smartphone. But with the selfie obsession showing no signs of dampening, it is not surprising to see Samsung targeting its next flagship device at this audience. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 to reportedly feature Apple iPhone 7-like stereo speakers

In addition to the details about the auto-focus feature, we have come across reports claiming that the Galaxy S8 could take advantage of Snapdragon s clear sight technology to bring dual-camera setup. It is likely to be home grown and engineered by SEMCO. Some reports also hint at dual-camera setup including 16-megapixel camera with RGB (color) sensor and 8-megapixel camera with a monochrome sensor.

Besides the camera, it was also revealed that Samsung may be giving gender identity to its AI digital assistant. Samsung has been recently granted trademarks for the names Bixby and Kestra, with Kestra being heavily speculated to being the assistant s feminine alter ego. From everything that has been leaked or rumored about the Galaxy S8, the digital assistant has been the high point. While Samsung Galaxy smartphones already feature S Voice assistant, it is not on par with its competitors. With this new AI assistant integration, Samsung is expected to be able to compete with the likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 voice assistant to have male and female versions, called Bixby and Kestra

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

As for the leaks on the hardware front, a handful of details have been revealed. The latest leak suggests that Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature a Xiaomi Mi MIX-like bezel-less, or edge-to-edge display and would be based on organic light-emitting diode technology.

Other leaks have also suggested that the Galaxy S8 is likely to feature a 5.5-inch 4K panel with dual-edge curved display. It may be powered by two chipsets — a Snapdragon 830 for the US and Exynos 8895 for other regions. Samsung has already begun mass production of the chipsets, and they will be based on 10nm process. The smartphone could be available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants.

On the connectivity front, the Galaxy S8 will no doubt feature 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Armed with a 4,200mAh battery, fast charging and wireless fast charging features are expected too. Other features such as a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, water and dust resistance and hear rate sensor are also expected on the Galaxy S8. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 could run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: December 7, 2016 5:04 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Samsung Galaxy S8

49990

Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI
Samsung's 64-bit Exynos 8895 SoC
12 MP with f/1.7 aperture

new arrivals in india

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung Galaxy F22

12,499

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

21,999

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Best Sellers