Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs & Update: Official Launch In April 2017? Bigger & Better Screens To Attract Note 7 Users

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 10, 2016 09:32 AM EST
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Samsung has been busy working on the Galaxy S8, which was initially believed to be unveiled at MWC 2017. The latest news revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may be launched in April 2017 instead, to ensure that they come up with the best model yet.

GSM Arena reported that the company may order the first batches of parts for the Samsung Galaxy S8 in January 2017 to assemble the first prototypes and initiate testing. More orders are bound to be made in February, after Samsung polishes the potential units for testing.

Mass production is expected to begin in March, resulting to the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in April. Samsung is also said to be closely looking at the battery of the upcoming smartphone to guarantee that it does not end up like the failed Samsung Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to feature a 5.1-inch QHD display, with a 90 screen-to-body ratio and iris scanner. The device will also include a dual camera, consisting of 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors, although it remains uncertain how these will function.

There have been different versions of dual camera setups, with some using the second sensor for depth sensing, low-light photography enhancement or offering various focal lengths. BGR revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may arrive in two sizes with curved displays.

One Samsung Galaxy S8 may feature a 5.7-inch screen, while the second may have a bigger 6.2-inch screen. The larger display can be made by removing the top and bottom bezels of the smartphone.

Samsung may have decided to feature bigger screens for the Samsung Galaxy S8 to appeal to Note fans. This would be a huge increase from the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which have 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays, respectively.

There are also talks that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will showcase a next-generation M8 2K OLED display that will be more efficient than that of the S7. The Samsung Galaxy S8 screen may also integrate the home button with the fingerprint sensor and other buttons.

There may be as many as four cameras in the new Samsung Galaxy S8. There may also be a new 3-coil wireless charging within the unit, which offers improved range and faster charging times. More updates and details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 are expected soon.

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