The clock is ticking on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch.

After the disaster that was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we expect that the Korean tech giant will do anything within their power to reassure their global audience.

The internet’s rife with rumors and leaks, and we just wanted to make things clear and take a peek inside the Galaxy S8 launch.

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So far, Samsung has released speakers, fridges, TVs, Chromebooks, as well as updated versions of its A3 and A5 smartphones. The company has also made an attempt to apologize for the Note 7 fiasco. But so far no new shiny flagship has been forthcoming. This has led to speculation that the company will stage an MWC 2017 event to launch its S8 smartphone, which only means we can expect to get it around late February.

Samsung Galaxy S8 design & specs

But before that happens, there’s a lot of talk going around about the Galaxy S8 specs. Rumor has it that this powerful smartphone will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip, an Edge-style screen, improved camera and a 4K display.

Analysts have speculated that the S8 will flaunt some of the greatest mobile hardware the market will see in 2017, but so far the company has been tight-lipped about it.

There are indications that Samsung will exercise a massive design overhaul with the S8. Based on a report made by Korea’s ETNews, the company apparently wants to do away with the Home Button, which means that this functionality will be integrated into the display. This is similar to a recent rumor about Apple’s iPhone 8. Samsung allegedly wants to fill the entire front of the Samsung Galaxy S8 with just a screen.

Park Won-sang, the principle engineer for Samsung Display, has said that the company is aiming to deploy an OLED display with a screen-to-body ratio that’s greater than 90%.

There are also indicators that Samsung might use a new fingerprint scanner developed by Synaptics – the Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint scanner.

Wrap-up

  • When will the Samsung Galaxy S8 likely come out? Around February/March of 2017.
  • What’ll be new about this smartphone? Based on rumors, a 4K screen, USB-C, and an SD830 chip.
  • How much will I pay for the Galaxy S8? Our best guess is about £600.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely launch before the next version of Android (Oreo) is announced. This means that the phone will most likely run Android 7.0 Nougat. It’ll be interesting to see whether this launch will restore the glory that Samsung last after the exploding note 7 saga.

Source: Phone Arena

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