Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge Leaked Features and Specs
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both have done a pretty good job, and now we have got leaked news about the upcoming device, Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge. The new Samsung model will certainly have upgrades like Samsung always does every year, but what upgrades do you expect?
Dual Rear Camera and Iris Scanner
Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge has been rumored to feature dual rear cameras, 12MP+13MP. Just to remind that iPhone 7 Plus also features 12MP dual rear cameras, and it can capture distant object at better quality. If the rumor is true, you can expect Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge to be the best camera phones that may leave even Google Pixel behind. These 2 models may also feature iris scanner that has been rumored for long. Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge has also been rumored to increase screen to body ratio. The new models are expected to have 90% screen-to-body ratio. The 10% space for the body can be used for Speaker and Front Camera, but sound doubtful.
2K Display and Removal of Home Button
Galaxy S8 was rumored to feature a 4K display, but the latest leak coming from Weibo claims that Samsung will still use a 2K display ((1440X2560 pixels). Well, 2K display is enough according to current trend when most of the Smartphone manufacturers are still stick to Full HD display. The same Weibo post also claimed that none of the Suppliers have received any order for Physical Home Key, so Samsung would probably get rid of Physical Home Button in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge Models. That means you can expect a 3D Finger Print Scanner based on Ultrasonic technology, just like Xiaomi Mi 5s.
As far as rest of the specs are concerned, Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge would feature a 5.1 and 5.5-inch display respectively, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 830 CPU, 64GB/128GB storage etc..
New Artificial Intelligence
Samsung Galaxy S8 would feature a new Artifical Intelligence(AI), reported by Reuter. Developers would also have access to it so that they can integrate new features to make it work with third party apps and services. Well, Samsung already has S Voice Assistant, but it is no match for Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. Last month Samsung acquired Viv Labs Inc., creator of Apple’s Siri. Viv is also an Artificial Intelligence, and it has the ability to answer more complex questions. For example, you can ask Viv “How was the weather a week ago?” However, Siri will simply apologize if you ask this to Siri. Whatever, We will see what it can do when Samsung launches a Smartphone with Viv AI. Samsung has been rumored to name its AI Bixby, not Viv.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge Highlights
- Iris Scanner.
- Dual Rear Camera 12MP+13MP.
- A New Artificial Intelligence (AI), named as Viv or Bixby.
- No Physical Home Button.
- 3D Finger Print Scanner based on Ultrasonic Tech.
- 6GB RAM.
- Snapdragon 830 CPU.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge would be more expensive compared to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models. An unlocked version of Galaxy S8 would cost around $800 and S8 Edge would be sold for around $900.
After the Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung fans really need a new Smartphone with a large display. However, you will have to wait for the next high-end model. If you are looking for a Next Galaxy Note Model (Galaxy Note 8), you may need to wait until September 2018. In the meantime, Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge would be launched in Q1 2017.