Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, News & Update: 2017 Flagship Phone To Feature All-Screen Design

By Miah Spencer , Updated Dec 09, 2016 04:27 AM EST

Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an all-screen design and there will be no physical home button for the upcoming device. Some insiders have revealed that the 2017 flagship phone will have wider viewing screen.

Many tech experts gave speculated the features and design of Samsung Galaxy S8. It turned out that the 'no physical home button theory' is true. The South Korean smartphone maker is planning to embed the home button under the screen to make it appear wider. A light-emitting diode technology will allegedly be used.

The company is targeting to impress consumers to make up for what happened with Note 7. They will be doing additional tests to make sure that there are no safety issues with Samsung Galaxy S8.

However, the 2017 flagship phone might be released later than expected. Instead of March 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 might be pushed to April 2017 to make sure that the model is safe to use, as per Bloomberg.

Snapdragon 835 in Samsung Galaxy S8

Besides the impressive all-screen design, Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The new processor can enhance performance and has the ability to reduce power consumption.

Snapdragon 835 has Quick Charge 4.0 technology which will make Samsung Galaxy S8 charging faster. The amount of power it consumes will be reduced by 40 percent.

Two versions of Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8, like its predecessor Galaxy S7, will be available in two different versions. GamenGuide has earlier reported that a 5.1-inch and a 5.5-inch Edge version will be released to the public. In terms of camera quality, the front camera will have an 18 megapixels lens and the rear camera will have 24 megapixels camera.

Samsung Galaxy S8 has an estimated cost of $850 which varies depending on the screen size. Stay tuned for more updates about the upcoming device!

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