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Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Bluetooth 5.0 support: Report

If the latest report is to be believed, the Galaxy S8 could be the first smartphone to feature the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the highly anticipated flagship smartphones, especially after the unfortunate debacle of the Galaxy Note 7. Even as Samsung asked its employees and suppliers to prevent Galaxy S8 leaks, the rumor mill can t stop spilling beans. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F62 gets cheaper by Rs 6,000 in India: Check new price

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Now, citing sources, SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S8 could be the first smartphone to support Bluetooth 5.0. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently finalized the specifications of the latest standard while mentioning that we could see it on devices in the next two to six months. It will offer twice the bandwidth, four times the range and eight times broadcast message capacity of Bluetooth 4.2 LE (low energy). Also, Bluetooth 5.0 can attain maximum speed of 2Mbps, compared to 1Mbps on its predecessor. Also Read - Top camera smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Moto G60 and more

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

Based on the leaks and rumors that we have come across so far, the Galaxy S8 is likely to boast an all-screen design, just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix. It could be offered in two screen sizes — 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch, with screen-to-body ratio above 90 percent. Also, while the Galaxy S7 comes in flat and curved edge display, the Galaxy S8 is likely to skip the flat variant. Talking about the resolution, rumors hint at Quad-HD resolution (1440x2560pixels). However, instead of using Diamond PenTile-based panel, the Galaxy S8 could come with an RGB Super AMOLED one. The display is likely to come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. ALSO READ: Bluetooth 5 is here; comes with 2x speed, and 4x range compared to version 4.2

The Galaxy S8 could be powered by Qualcomm s recently announced Snapdragon 835 SoC based on 10nm process for the US and Exynos 8895 for other regions, paired with 6GB or as much as 8GB of RAM. With 64GB and 128GB onboard storage options, Samsung may also offer 256GB variant in some markets. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 will only have curved-edge versions: Report

To keep things ticking, a 4,200mAh battery with fast charging and wireless fast charging feature is likely to be in tow. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S8 could come with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Other features such as the optical fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner, water and dust resistance and heart rate sensor are also expected. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 could boot Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Samsung may use its own fingerprint sensors on upcoming smartphones

In the photography department, the Galaxy S8 is likely to feature a dual-camera setup at the back. It could take advantage of Snapdragon s clear sight technology and feature a 16-megapixel camera with RGB (color) sensor and 8-megapixel camera with a monochrome sensor. It is likely to be home grown and engineered by SEMCO. The company also recently filed an application for new term called Smart AF, and the Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a selfie camera with auto-focus feature.

Samsung recently acquired Viv Labs, the company that originally built Siri, and the next-gen AI assistant, the same could feature on the Galaxy S8. The male and female versions of the assistant could be called Bixby and Kestra. However, with Android Nougat 7.1 on board, it remains to be seen if it will come with support for Google Assistant, or Samsung will go ahead with its own AI assistant. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 voice assistant to have male and female versions, called Bixby and Kestra

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  • Published Date: December 15, 2016 1:12 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 15, 2016 1:13 PM IST


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