There’s much more time for the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. Set to go live in 2017, the Galaxy S8 is razed to compete with its rival smartphone brands. For that, Samsung is planning to put a front-facing selfie camera boasting auto-focus capabilities, something that is still underground and not officially confirmed.
Next-generation Galaxy S series smartphone is also speculated to bring with it AI digital assistant, dual-lens camera setup and much more. With today’s report, the Samsung Galaxy S8’s front-facing camera is said to sport with AF technology.
According to an industry representative told etnews, “People are starting to take more selfies and number of demands for cameras that take selfies with higher qualities is increasing”. “Heard that Samsung Electronics has decided to [include AutoFocus] for the Selfie camera for Galaxy S8, in order to differentiate its flagship smartphone”. Reported that Samsung is also planning to use a slimmer technology for its front camera’s autofocus module as compared to the rear camera to ensure that it doesn’t stick out.
Technically, the AF functionality integration would be an expensive feature to include, which is actually used on the rear camera sensors of a smartphone. When speaking of selfie obsession that showing no signs of dampening, it’s no surprise that Samsung targeting its next Galaxy S7 successor device at this audience.
By the way, the Galaxy S8 is not only the first device to feature an autofocus front-facing camera, already finds its place on HTC Desire 826, Sony Xperia C4, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), HTC Desire Eye, and Sony’s Xperia XA in the past.
Additionally, the Galaxy S8 with autofocus selfie camera rumors, also could take advantage of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon clear sight technology to bring live the dual-lens camera system. Engineered by SEMCO, points at dual camera setup including 16MP sensor with RGB (color)gamut and a 8MP camera with a monochrome sensor on board – seen on the likes of Honor 8, Huawei Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design special edition and of course, on the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus.
Rumors also focused on Galaxy S8’s optical fingerprint reader and the digital assistant on the high point, while Samsung Galaxy smartphones although features S Voice assistant, which is no par with its competitors. With the new AI assistant integration, Samsung is believed to be able to rival with the likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
Recent leaks and speculations come across also claims that the Galaxy S8 may feature a dedicated button to launch the AI digital assistant, more likely the customers will be able to use a hardware shortcut button to trigger the device;s virtual assistant feature. Now comes in line the full-screen OLED or edgeless display. Leaks suggests Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature a Xiaomi Mi MIX-like bezel-less, or edge-to-edge display. Would be based on organic light-emitting diode technology.
Leaks also suggesting the Galaxy S8 likely to feature a 5.5-inch 4K panel with dual-edge curved display. Powered by two chipsets – one from Qualcomm – Snapdragon 835 for the US and Exynos 8895 for the rest of the world. With that said, Samsung is also rumored has began mass production of its chipsets, and will be based on 10nm process. On the memory side, Samsung Galaxy S8 could be available in two offerings, one with 6GB RAM and the other with 8GB RAM.
On the connectivity front, the Galaxy S8 is likely to get support for USB Type-C port, alongside 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi 802.11ac bands. Battery is said to be backed by a 4200mAh unit with fast charging and wireless features. Iris scanner, water and dust resistance, heart rate sensor are also expected with the launch of Galaxy S8. Plus on the software front, the smartphone from Samsung in Galaxy S series, the S8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Wait! Nothing is official as yet and take these aforementioned talks or discussions with a pinch of salt and stay tuned for more information regarding Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications, price and the release date timeline.
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