Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest News & Update: Samsung’s Flagship Device ’Inspired’ By The IPhone 7? Will Steal Another Big Feature?

By CJ Estimada , Updated Nov 27, 2016 02:45 AM EST
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A fresh update on some of the specs are coming to the Galaxy S8; and it insinuates that Samsung is not through exacting inspiration from Apple. Samsung's flagship handset, the Galaxy S8, is anticipated to sport a major redesign.

In 2017, Samsung will reportedly work at an all-screen Galaxy S8 design, as what iPhone 8 is supposedly doing. Like the iPhone 7, that lacks a physical home key and is awaited to come in two sizes, including a phablet version that will likely feature a dual lens. So will also be the Galaxy S8.

That's not all. Samsung is also believed to outfit the phone with a pressure sensitive display -- just like the iPhone 7, reports BGR. Seemingly, Apple already scrapped the 3.5mm audio jack and combined the audio jack and charging port. This seems to have become common practice and, according to rumors, Samsung might also do the same.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Iphone 7 Memory & Processors

It's not clear how much storage the cheapest model will pack or whether the microSD slot will still be included in the Galaxy S8 at this time. The phone is rumored to have 6GB of RAM, which is a weighty increase compared to Samsung's 2016 flagship smartphones.

According to Know Your Mobile, when it comes to processors, the Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two versions, sporting either Samsung's latest Exynos chipset or Qualcomm's newly announced Snapdragon 835 CPU. Other rumored specs hold faster wireless charging, an iris scanner, and a new virtual assistant to compete with Siri and Google Assistant.

Why Galaxy S8 And IPhone 8 Need To Secure The Phones' Success

Both Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 (or 7S) flagships are expected to launch next year. Apple has, despite selling good numbers of iPhones, experienced the third straight drop in revenue in 2016, while Samsung's revenue has taken a hit due to the Galaxy Note 7 scandal, which makes both the future phones' success imperative for the companies.

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