After having battled massive negative publicity over the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is now gearing up for the launch of its next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Already, there are huge expectations from the next Samsung flagship as it is supposed to help the company erase the bitter memories of Galaxy Note 7 failure. Prior to an official launch early next year, the Galaxy S8 has been subject to a slew of leaks and rumors, giving us a fair idea what the next Samsung flagship would bring to the table. Latest details to emerge online are about the accessory that is likely to launch alongside the Galaxy S8. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
Sammobile reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with new wireless in-ear headphones. Right now it s not clear whether the headphones will be bundled with the smartphone or sold separately. It s also not known as yet whether the headphones will have Harman audio or not but, we can expect Samsung to launch a product that would compete with Apple AirPods. Also Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
It is worth pointing out that Samsung has already forayed into truly wireless headphones category with the Gear Icon X. The headphones didn t really win over critics, or turn out to be a compelling enough product for customers to buy. But considering the recent rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will ditch the 3.5mm standard audio jack in favor of USB Type-C port, the company finally be able to push the new headphones aggressively.
Besides wireless audio experience, Samsung is also looking to expand the accessory range for the Galaxy S8 by including support for the Stylus. The accessory, most likely an upgraded version of the S Pen, could come integrated into the Galaxy S8 similar to the Note models. Though the stylus will be offered as an external accessory.
As said earlier, the leaks hint at the major upgrade in terms of hardware and overall design with the Galaxy S8. One of the most recent rumors reveals come with on-screen buttons and a pressure-sensitive display, just like 3D Touch on the iPhone 7. There have been rumors of fingerprint scanner being embedded within the display itself, though there has been contradictory information about it. An AndroidAuthority report says the fingerprint sensor could be moved to the rear. ALSO READ: Samsung s Exynos 8895 SoC detailed in new leaks, could power Galaxy S8
As far as specifications go, the smartphone will be available in two variants with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays. There are also rumors about a 6-inch variant which would be called the Galaxy S8 Plus, which could eventually replace the Galaxy Note 7 series. Moreover, the Galaxy S8 will only available in the dual-edge curved display.
For performance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be powered by Qualcomm s top-end Snapdragon 835 processor or equivalent Exynos 8895 chipset built on 10nm process, paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Galaxy S8 could be offered in 128GB and 256GB variants.
For photography, the Galaxy S8 is expected to sport dual rear camera modules one RGB sensor with 16-megapixel resolution, and the other 8-megapixel module with a monochrome sensor. For selfies, a camera with auto-focus capabilities is likely to be in tow. Fuelled by a 4,200mAh battery and wireless charging capabilities, connectivity options such as 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS are expected. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 could run Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box.
Like the predecessors, the Galaxy S8 is also likely to come with water and dust resistance capabilities, a heart rate sensor, and an always-on display. There also rumors about Samsung integrating an Apple Siri-like AI within the Galaxy S8. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 could include Beast Mode feature, trademark filing reveals