Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, News, & Update: No More Home Button? Dual-Lens, 4K Display, Other Impressive Specs & Features Revealed

Oct 19, 2016 06:57 AM EDT | By Christian Ver Marcelo

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With the rollercoaster ride that the Korean tech giant has had with its smartphone lineup this year, can the Samsung Galaxy S8 redeem the company from the Note 7 fiasco? Here are the latest leaks regarding the upcoming device.

No More Home Button?

The tech giant is rumored to be removing the iconic Home button in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. This will then allow the device to have a smaller overall footprint and sleeker unibody look. The fingerprint reader is said to be integrated to the display itself.

Display Rumors

There is no doubt that Samsung has been leading the industry when it comes to smartphone display. With their Quad HD resolution being incorporated in the flagship for quite some time, the Samsung Galaxy S8 may see an upgrade to a 4K resolution. The same Super AMOLED technology is expected to be integrated here, along with the high brightness capacity. This display setup would be ideal for the VR platform. There are also reports that the upcoming Galaxy S8 comes with only the Edge variant in two screen sizes.

Dual Lens Cameras?

Camera quality has been one of Samsung's strongest suits in the mobile arena. To further improve on their standards, the company is said to be procuring dual lens cameras that would be incorporated in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 devices.

Powerful Processors

Being the flagship lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to tout nothing but the best chipsets available in the market. The Snapdragon 830 will most likely power the device in the US models, as well as the upcoming Exynos 8895 for the international models. It has been previously reported that the Exynos 8895 has a clock speed of up to a whopping 3GHz.

Other Release Details

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year. This conference usually takes place either on February or March annually. However, Samsung is still looking into the culprit behind the Galaxy Note 7 explosions. If the company could not release an official finding explaining the issue, then market reception would surely take a hit.

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