2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 – Rumor Roundup

 

With one of the most anticipated and important smartphones right around the corner, all we tech geeks can do is clump all the rumors together to get an idea of what we can expect.

  • Display:

    • S8 – 5.8” AMOLED Quad-HD 2960X1440
    • S8+- 6.2” AMOLED Quad-HD 2560X1440
    • Rumors also tell us that Samsung will be ditching their Pentile sub-pixel matrix for a more traditional RGB structure (which is good)
    • 84% screen to body ratio, pretty much bezel-less πŸ™‚
  • Internals:

    • Snapdragon 835 Quad-core 2.45 Ghz CPU(Only for US)
    • Adreno 540 GPU
    • 4 GB RAM for both models
    • 12 MP Rear unit with 4K and 1000 fps slow-mo
    • 8 MP Front unit

  • Features:

    • IP-68 Water and Dust resistance
    • Dual-Pixel camera for better low-light shots and quicker auto-focus (improved over S7)
    • Losing front physical capacitive buttons for software ones
    • Fingerprint will now accompany camera and heart rate sensor on back of phone
    • Iris scanner for unlocking device
  • Software:

    • Android 7.1 Nougat with updated Grace UX on top (probably even 7.2 if we’re lucky)

 

Sources:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s8-1318744

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