It’s go again. In 2017, Samsung will renew its Galaxy S, it will be the eighth edition, and it should simply be called Galaxy S8 according to the scheme traditionally used by the South Korean brand. In the same logic, it should be announced in late February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), a show dedicated to mobility that is held every year in Barcelona.
The Galaxy S8 is a particular challenge for the company this year since it is he who will have the difficult task to forget the disaster of the Galaxy Note 7 “Explosives”, to compensate for losses caused and restore the Samsung crest. That’s a lot for one phone that is going to hit hard.
This was the case every year, and it is even more in 2016 for the reasons mentioned just above: the rumors are rife. In order to know what is to be expected, we offer this year a summary in chronological order, rumors on the subject.
This article is updated regularly as and when new information is available. Last updated December 12, 2016.
Recent news and rumors about Samsung Galaxy S8 are as follows
The first rumor of interest on the Galaxy S8 respect to its screen: Samsung would choose a definition Ultra HD . The underlying idea is to improve the image as part of a virtual reality in use with the Gear VR.
Curved for everyone
Samsung has officially said that the curved edges used on versions “Edge” of its terminals would become the symbol of its high-end phones. So it’s no surprise that we learn that Samsung has commissioned its division “Display” screens curved 5.1 and 5.5 inches. therefore the version “flat” of the Galaxy . If they are both Edge, it will however have to find a new name to distinguish them.
Jack is gone
Following the lead in Moto Z 7 and iPhone, Samsung could also remove the plug on his smartphone to refine it. It would be replaced by the USB C.
To forget the fiasco faster Galaxy Note 7, an analyst believes that the decision ” more pragmatic ” would take the phone earlier than usual end of 2016. Analyst Word. We do not believe too.
Fast and Furious
A data sheet attributed to the Galaxy S8 appears on Weibo, she mentions Exynos 8895 processor, 6GB of RAM or 64GB of storage and a 4200 mAh battery. Less likely, one also speaks of a sensor 30 mpx and a pico projector.
Double photo sensor
According to a Korean newspaper, reliable ordinary, Samsung would sell fashionable dual camera sensor . The firm also endow an iris scan. Logic 7 as the Galaxy Note could be unlocked just a glance.
S8 “Plus” of 6.2 inches
Rumor a bit crazy: the Galaxy S8 does not retain similar sizes to those of the S7. Samsung would opt for 5.7 and 6.2 inch . This would however be offset by an edge to edge screen that congestion remains more or less the same compared to previous models.
Presented at MWC, with a Snapdragon 835
This seems logical: the rumors are now state of a presentation at the MWC Barcelona . We learn at the same time that a phone should embark Snapdragon 835. Again this is consistent with Samsung habits. It will not take too much risk by saying that the European version will be equipped with an Exynos chip equivalent to Qualcomm.
6 GB of RAM and 256 storage
For the 2017 vintage, Samsung yet again see upward the amount of RAM of its flagship. The Galaxy S8 endowed, like the OnePlus 3 to 6 GB of RAM against 4 of the S7. The maximum storage would be increased to 256 GB.
No border and no home button
The seriousness Bloomberg reports that the Galaxy screen S8 is “borderless”, it would occupy almost the entire front panel . Samsung would benefit to remove the home button, or at least make it invisible.That is the least promising.