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Samsung's latest trademark hints Galaxy S8 will have front camera with autofocus

Amid a bunch of speculation about the smartphone already floating on the web, new details have surfaced regarding the upcoming smartphone’s front camera.

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After the debacle of Galaxy Note 7, there’s a lot of expectations from Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Already, a bunch leaks and rumors about the smartphone have surfaced online. Just recently it was rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with 6GB of RAM. Now, it’s being rumored that Samsung is going to improve the front camera on the next flagship by adding autofocus. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India

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As reported by Sammobile, 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.

Details and features about the smartphone have been doing the rounds of internet for quite some time. From what we know so far, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a major redesign with bezel-less display, offering 4K resolution. Some rumors indicate that the smartphone could come with pressure-sensitive display, something which we have seen on the new Apple iPhones. Latest rumors also suggests that the Galaxy S8 will come with stereo speakers with US audio company HARMAN branding. This rumors stands in line with the previous rumor where as Samsung representative had confirmed before that its Galaxy series smartphones will use HARMAN s technology but not before 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

The Galaxy S8 as per the rumors is said to be available in 5.5-inch and 6.2-inch display variants. While Samsung is said to continue with its dual-curved edge design and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the Galaxy S8, it is expected to pack a special optical fingerprint sensor layer instead of a physical home button. The Galaxy S8 is rumored to be one of the first smartphones to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset.

On the camera front, the Galaxy S8 is unlikely to have a dual-camera module and is expected to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. The Galaxy S8 however won t be the first smartphone to feature an auto-focus front camera. In the past, HTC Desire 826, Sony Xperia C4, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), HTC Desire Eye, and Sony Xperia XA have featured the same too.

Leaks in the past have also suggested that it will come with support for Quick Charging 4.0 that will offer up to five hours of usage or more with just five minutes of charging. The Galaxy S8 is expected to pack a 4,200mAh battery and will continue on the wireless charging feature which was introduced with the Galaxy S6. For connectivity, the Galaxy S8 could come with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C port. On the software front, the Galaxy S8 could most likely run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. More features for the Galaxy S8 include a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, heat rate sensor, water and dust resistance.

The smartphone is expected to debut at the Mobile World Congress, 2017 and could hit the shelves by April 2017.

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  • Published Date: December 6, 2016 7:20 PM IST


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