Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxed And Coming On April 21

#Samsung #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxed And Coming On April 21 : The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here… almost. As expected, the Korean conglomerate unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at the Unpacked 2017 event held yesterday, March 29. Pre-orders for the handset will start on the 31st while the device itself will be shipped to U.S. shores come April 21. This gives fans three weeks to ponder on their decision while waiting for their orders to be delivered.

There’s little to debate about regarding the features and specifications of the Galaxy S8. On paper, the smartphone is arguably one of the best ever. Understandably, some people may be having second thoughts about purchasing the smartphone because of Samsung’s recent bad rep courtesy of recalls, arrests, and exploding batteries.

It’s undeniable, however, that the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful piece of machinery. The svelte look of the Galaxy S8 is both surprising and not. Despite the number of rumors and leaks showing the design of the Galaxy S8, seeing and holding the actual device still fuels awe and amazement. The Samsung Galaxy S8 combines glass and metal perfectly while giving its users more space to work on with its huge 5.8-inch screen (6.2 inches for the S8 Plus) packed in a rather lithe body. The bezels are distinctly slimmer, the sides are curved and the physical home button is gone.

Another feature that got an impressive upgrade is its front camera. The Galaxy S8 now sports an 8MP front-facing camera, up from the S7’s 5MP. The rear camera, however, remained at 12MP.

Samsung also introduced its Bixby voice assistant. The company claims that Bixby is capable of doing more as compared to other digital assistants, though, for now, it will only work with certain Samsung apps.

The biggest concern with the Galaxy S8, as CBS noted, is its battery. Samsung acknowledged the embarrassment of the Galaxy Note 7 when its executives explained that the company implemented new and better standards and procedures including an eight-point battery check for their devices starting with the Galaxy S8.

The Verge stated that Samsung did not announce a fixed price for the flagship smartphone. This is a common practice of the Korean tech company which prefers that carriers dictate the actual retail price. However, many estimate the smartphone to be available for no less than $720. While the price will depend on the carriers, what is set in stone is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come on April 21.

Source : iTechpost

Samsung Galaxy S8 Last Minute Leaks: Design, Specs, Accessories And Pricing Details

#Samsung #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Last Minute Leaks: Design, Specs, Accessories And Pricing Details : Samsung Galaxy S8’s official announcement will carry greater expectations at the simultaneous release of the S8 in London and New York. In addition to the details on the Galaxy S8, reports suggest that there will be new thrilling features such as PC dock for the phone, fast charging, USB-C action, and other oddities in the mobile space.

The highly anticipated device comes with a big, curved screen and has small bezels at the top and bottom. It’ll come bezel-less which leaves no room for a physical home button, requiring the device to feature a virtual home button. The rear of the device is said to sport a large camera lens on the back that sits next to the handset’s fingerprint reader. Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be equipped with 4GB and there is no confirmation of a bigger 6GB model for Korea and China, which is still thought to be in the process. As for the processor, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset globally, except for the US, China, and Japan which will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. For the first time, on both models, the fingerprint scanner will support gesture recognition including programmable gestures to open specific apps.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is set feature 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries. It is also expected to come with faster wireless charging, 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage on both models, up from 32GB last year and the microSD slot remains (supporting up to 256GB cards).  Moreover, both models come with Dual-band gigabit WiFi support, alongside Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X and LE). The MicroUSB has been replaced by USB Type-C, and lastly, the 3.5mm jack remains.

Additionally, Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with Dex Station, that can transform the smartphones into desktop-friendly operating systems if connected to a monitor just like Windows 10 Continuum. Samsung’s latest smartphones are expected to cost around $799 and $899.

Source : itechpost

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Have the Same Battery Capacity as the S7 and Note 7

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 to Have the Same Battery Capacity as the S7 and Note 7 : Samsung is believed to feature the same battery capacity on the Galaxy S8, as on the two previous flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7. The Investor reported that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will come with 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries.

The information should be taken with a grain of salt, but these two battery capacities are quite plausible considering that the Galaxy S8 will be about the same size as the Galaxy S7, only the display will be larger.

“After completing a rage of tests, Samsung made a final decision to deploy the battery capacity for the two S8 variants,” a Samsung official said.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two variants, one with a 5.7-inch display and the other with a 6.0-inch screen. The rumored battery capacities should be enough to power the smartphone, considering that it will also pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, with enhanced power efficiency compared to previous chipset models.

Samsung will be starting mass production soon

The Galaxy S8 Plus would have the same battery capacity as the Galaxy Note 7, but will undergo rigorous testing to make sure that it doesn’t pose a safety risk. Samsung did announce an 8 battery tests that each device will undergo before being prepped for shipping.

Samsung is said to have already received phone components in large volumes for starting the mass production of the Galaxy S8. The report also mentions that Samsung tapped Murata Manufacturing from Japan for the supply of Galaxy S8 batteries.

Moreover, China’s ATL and Samsung SDI are believed to be the other two major manufacturers of batteries for the upcoming flagship. However, Samsung SDI’s credibility was quite damaged after the Note 7 fiasco and one of its plants caught fire recently.

It would be interesting to see who will manufacture the battery inside the new flagship, if Samsung has indeed picked the same suppliers as for the Galaxy Note 7, this might affect the market perception about the new phone.

Source : softpedia

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks: Photos Of Device And Official Cases Confirms Rumors

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks: Photos Of Device And Official Cases Confirms Rumors : The Samsung Galaxy S8 is proclaimed by most tech experts as the company’s make or break device after the disastrous recall of its previous generation phablet offering, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Being the first flagship to be launched right after the exploding battery issue means that the company would have to make sure that it impresses its consumers for it to regain its reputation as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world.

Given that Samsung will likely be putting all of its efforts in the creation of the next Galaxy S flagship, there is a lot of expectations for some very innovative features to be included. Several news leaks, via Android Pure, has now revealed that Samsung has indeed pulled out all the stops with their upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 device.

Some of the images that were shown by the website features some live images of the device’s official cases. The cases confirms that Samsung will indeed be transferring the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. The move is of course to free up space for an edge-to-edge display that will likely be covering the entire front of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Other leaked images obtained by Venture Beat allegedly showcased the front of the device, which does show that it has no home button. The edge-to-edge display, being referred to as an “infinity screen,” covers the entire front part of the device with its edges curving towards the back.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly be offered in two variants, namely a 5.8-inch model and a 6.2-inch model called the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Both devices were previously expected to be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona, Spain. However, Samsung’s Koh Dong-jin had confirmed that they won’t be unveiling the devices at the event this month like the previous Galaxy S smartphones.

Source : Enstarz

iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 And Google Pixel 2: What Do They Have In Common?

#iPhone8 #GalaxyS8 #GooglePixel2 – iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 And Google Pixel 2: What Do They Have In Common? : Apple’s iPhone 8, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel 2 are three of the most anticipated devices in 2017. But that is not the only thing they have in common.

All three flagship smartphones will be sporting an Organic Light Emitting Diodes or OLED display. This is according to DisplayMate president Dr. Rayond M. Soneira. DisplayMate is responsible for testing displays so that they will meet industry standards.

Of the three, Samsung will be the first to unveil its flagship phone. The Galaxy S8, therefore, will be the first in this prestigious group to show off its OLED display. Samsung may actually be considered the current leader in OLED displays as it has used it before on the Galaxy S7. It is also one of the main sources of the OLED tech. As a matter of fact, one rumor says Apple will be getting its OLED supply from the Korean conglomerate, its bitter rival. Samsung will probably do the same for the Pixel 2, according to BGR.

After the Galaxy S8’s expected April unveiling, Apple steps up to the plate in September with its 10th anniversary iPhone in the form of the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X according to some rumors). If it does come with an OLED screen, this will mark the first time that Apple will deviate from the usual LCD screens. One foreseeable problem with this is that the OLED screen will not come cheap for Apple, therefore, the iPhone 8’s price may be affected. Another thing to watch out for is how Apple will deal with its current and new display functions considering the huge difference between LCD and OLED displays.

Come October, Google will formally introduce the Pixel 2 which, like its predecessor, will have an OLED screen. Unlike the other two flagships, the Pixel 2 will likely have a flat OLED display.

Source : iTechpost

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Apple iPhone 8 to enjoy the clash

#GalaxyNote8 #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Apple iPhone 8 to enjoy the clash : Samsung has confirmed that it is developing a more innovative, safer and better Galaxy Note 8, putting an end to all speculations that the company may discontinue the Note line after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster. Samsung Galaxy S8 is yet another highly-anticipated smartphone that is about to be released soon but not at the MWC 2017. While a comparison between the Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 are imminent, it will be interesting to see how the Galaxy Note 8 fares against the Galaxy S8. Moreover, iPhone 8 will love to see the two battle it out.

Numerous reports and leaks have suggested various specs and features but none have been confirmed yet by Samsung. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be released on March 29 as pointed by well known tipster Evan Blass. It will then go on sale from April 21. According to Wall Street Journal, Samsung is delaying the release because of the Galaxy Note 7 problem as the company wants to be doubly sure about its batteries and other safety issues before releasing. Samsung in general releases smartphones at MWC.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected in fall but might get delayed further. A BGR reported a leak that stated that the Galaxy S8’s starting price could be US$849 (AU$1,120 approx) and it will be released in two sizes, 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch. Earlier reports had talked about the Galaxy S8 price to be €100 (AU$140 approx) more than Samsung Galaxy S7 in Europe. The 6.2-inch model is expected to be priced at around €899 (AU$1,300 approx). None of these figures are confirmed and are mere speculations.

Even though the Galaxy Note 8 price is not available, experts believe Samsung may go with the same price as the Note 7, believes Tech.Mic. There were rumours that the Galaxy S8 will get a built-in Stylus but this seems unlikely. Instead, the S Pen could be available as an optional accessory. At least one of the two devices, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, is expected to support the S Pen. Both S8 and Note 8 may also adopt the Iris scanning biometric technology. However, the scanner was discontinued in the Note 7.

Reuters had claimed back in 2016 that Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch with an artificial intelligence digital assistant service. It may even have a dedicated button for this service. It is still unknown whether the 3.5mm headphone jack will be present in the Galaxy Note and S8 devices.

Source : ibtimes

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors: March Release Not True?

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors: March Release Not True? : Consumers are definitely waiting for the release of Samsung Galaxy S8. Although Samsung has yet to announce the official release date of the handset, recent rumors claim that it will be earlier than what buyers are expecting. Also, new features of the phone might have been revealed in latest reports.

After all the troubles Samsung faced because of their Galaxy Note 7, consumers across the globe are looking forward to how the South Korean smartphone company will bounce back. A lot of critics believe that the upcoming Galaxy S8 is the device that will regain the trust of Samsung’s consumers. Therefore, it is pretty important to know when the handset will roll out.

Previous reports stated that the flagship phone will arrive on April 15. After this, some buyers might have started saving up for the handset. But your time table will certainly be ruined if this latest report is something to go by. According to Express, Samsung will launch the smartphone 18 days earlier than what was previously predicted.

The report was based on a recent tweet of Evan Bass. According to him, the phone will be launched on March 29. Now, for those who are wondering, Bass was the one who correctly predicted the launch of Galaxy S7, so his announcement is quite huge because it might be precise once more. However, it is obvious that there is no way to confirm that as Samsung has remained quiet about the release of Galaxy S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs

Meanwhile, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. A few weeks ago, Samsung and Qualcomm announced their partnership which confirmed previous speculations about the chipset supporting the phone.

Other rumors suggest that the flagship phone will have sizes that are bigger than usual. According to a previous report, the standard Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.8-inch screen display. It is .3 larger than the previous size of 5.5 inches. Also, the “Plus” size of the handset will be much bigger than S7 Plus, so consumers should really expect top-of-the-line screen display.

There you have it! All the latest rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8. Whether or not it will hit the stores in late March, the handset will still be available not later than the second quarter of 2017.

Source : Thebitbag

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks New Feature 'Infinity' Display And Desktop Dock

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks New Feature ‘Infinity’ Display And Desktop Dock : The Galaxy S8 will be unveiled in late March and will go on sale on or around 21 April, later than the originally planned debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February due to knock-on effects of the Note 7 fiasco. Galaxy S8 is said to arrive in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and with an iris scanner.

The With Infinity Display

The devices will be sporting the same or smaller proportions of the previous versions of Samsung‘s flagship smartphone but with larger displays, according to several sources. The Samsung Galaxy S7 was available with either a 5.1in and 5.5in screen.There’s no flat-screened variant in the pipeline, according to these particular reports, and has no plans for dual rear camera adoption, and fortunately, no intention to join the headphone jack ditching initiative. With virtually no display borders, no front company logo, the 2 variants will bear an iris scanner, and also with fingerprint recognition technology moved to the back of the device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Could Work As A Desktop/PC

However, according to the rumors taking rounds online, there is no confirmation yet if the rumored name “Bixby” for Samsung’s new digital assistant will be launched on the new phones, but they did confirm its existence. Finally, the Galaxy S8 will come with a new accessory called DeX, which essentially turns the smartphone into an Android-based desktop computer. Samsung has attempted to bring greater synergy between its Windows PCs and Android devices, using connectivity services that sync data and enable control of Samsung Android smartphones through Windows apps. If these expectations are true, the Galaxy S8 seems like it will be worth the wait.

Source : iTechpost

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 UPDATE: NEW SMARTPHONE BELIEVED TO HAVE AIRPODS

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 UPDATE: NEW SMARTPHONE BELIEVED TO HAVE AIRPODS : A multinational conglomerate company Samsung has never failed its followers when it comes to new technology experience. Its Galaxy 7 was thought to be everything that a user can hope for from the list of established smartphones in the market. This technology giant has been competitive from its rivalry with Apple. People were also certain that the Galaxy S8 will be launch early this year

Every phone model’s exciting part is its features from design, system, and durability. There were rumors that the Galaxy S8 will not include a headphone jack to its body features. It is also claimed that Samsung will have a fingerprint scanner on the model that will be placed under the screen. This will obviously work when using the technology of pressure-sensitive display. This just means that the unit has the capability to identify a light or soft tap from a deep or long press.

It was also claimed that the phone can be folded with the Korean company’s recent patent. On a report, consumers can expect the Galaxy S8 to come out with an image of an edge style screen with a newly improved camera and a 4k display.

Samsung’s unit is also expected to be released in two models. The difference is from a 5.1 inches dual curved display and the other one with a size of 5.5 inches or even better from 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches sizes. It is also speculated to have a snapdragon 830 processor and 6GB of RAM. These theories have also been backed up by the images that leaked showing the unit’s screen protectors and tempered glasses.

Fans should be a little bit more patient to get their hands on this awesome one as according to some sources, the latest smartphone model will have an official announcement until the 15th of April. Summer of 2017 will surely become more exciting with this newest line-up.

Source : Autoworld

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Picture Could Be the Real Deal

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Picture Could Be the Real Deal : Now that Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S8 won’t be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February, we’re probably drowned in a bucketload of leaked specs and pictures of the phone.

If you’ve already got your fair share of renders, as in artistic representations, showing the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8, here is a picture that might be the real deal. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm the legitimacy of the photo since it doesn’t come from a reliable source.

Unlike some of the renders posted online in the last couple of weeks, the device shown in the picture leaked by Priceraja has a LED flash in the front, along with a couple of additional sensors, including an iris scanner.

The phone looks slightly different from what we’ve seen in the pictures of the photoshopped Galaxy S7 edge that have been making the rounds on the Internet lately. Obviously, this doesn’t mean it can’t be a fake photo, but its accuracy might be higher.

It’s all there: bezel-less design, no Home button, iris scanner

Another aspect that makes the alleged Galaxy S8 shown in this picture slightly different from what we’ve seen until now is the size of the bezels.

While the left and right sides of the phone are almost bezel-less, the upper and bottom parts feature slightly larger bezels than the ones shown in previous renders.

Since there’s one picture of the phone, which shows the front side, it remains to determine whether or not the Galaxy S8 will have dual-lens camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back side.

Previous reports have suggested Samsung has decided to drop the physical Home button and implement the fingerprint sensor under the display.

The phone shown in the image doesn’t have any physical buttons on the front side, but it does feature dual volume keys on the left and the power on/off button on the right.

We’ll most likely be flooded with more pictures allegedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S8, but unless they’re coming from reliable sources, they must be treated with caution.

Source : Softpedia