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Samsung Galaxy S8 price, release date, specs and rumors

Update: All the most recent Galaxy S8 rumors

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are currently taking the smartphone world by storm. That said, shape is beginning to form around the Galaxy S8, which should appear in Spring of 2017. Here's everything else we know so far about the Galaxy S8 price, release date, specs and features. 

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Samsung Galaxy S8: price and release date

A first hint into the launch of the Galaxy S8 by serial leaker Ricciolo pointed to February 26 at 7 PM CET in Barcelona, as we saw in a tweet. However, more recent rumors from point to a much later date: there's also a possibility the MWC tradition could be broken in 2017 and the unveiling could be in New York and delayed until April, to avoid rushing and causing any devastating mistakes with the S8 launch. This decision was the result of a global strategy meeting at the Korea HQ of the company, reportedly. If this is the case, it could be May until consumers can have the device in their hands.

We believe that the Galaxy S8 would follow the same price progression as its previous models, which increased over time due to new innovations and evolution of tech specifications. This would place the Galaxy S8 at a $800 price mark. However, this may be too pricey for a flagship device, and Samsung may choose a price mark closer to the Galaxy S7, that being of $700 upon release.

Of course, that price tag is likely to vary around the world (as will the release date) and current rumors suggest that in India, for example, the Galaxy S8 will cost between Rs. 54,000 – Rs. 60,000. According to the somewhat spurious sounding, it's due to go on sale in March, rather than April as had previously been reported. It's probably best to take information like this pricing and release date in India with a pinch of salt until a more trustworthy source has information to share. 

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The Galaxy S8 could improve upon the design of the S7. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S8: technical specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8: Camera

An insider leak from China says the Galaxy S8 will be getting a dual camera. The primary rear camera will be 12 MP, with a 13 MP secondary camera. With two sensors, you can create what is called a Bokeh effect to help with better depth of field effects. There will also be an 8 MP front camera for selfies, a welcome upgrade from the outdated fixed-focus 5 MP on the S6, S7 and Note 5. According to the Korean website ETNews, the front camera will have an auto-focus feature typical of rear cameras. Samsung has figured out a way to make it small enough to keep the camera from protruding from the phone, by mounting the actuator on the side of the lens rather than in the middle.

AndroidPIT assessment: The rumors about the dual rear camera seem plausible, since there is stiff competition and the S8 will need to stand out against the crowd. Recently, the Honor 6X, a phone that costs just $250, also came out with a dual camera. There also need to be improvements in low light performance, JPEG compression artifacts and the selfie camera. 

Sources: SamMobile, SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy S8: Display and design

Overall design: The Note 7 may indicate what we could expect with the Galaxy S8. While the S7 made improvements to its design from its predecessor, it had similar specs to the Galaxy Note 5 that had been released six months before. And this follows previous releases of the Galaxy Note series, so the former Samsung phablet generation is usually a preview of the specs for the next Galaxy flagship.

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The Note 7 foretells what might come with the Galaxy S8. / © AndroidPIT

The Galaxy Note 7 more closely shares design DNA with the Galaxy S series, with the convergence of edges – whether large or small – across all Samsung flagships.

A recent (alleged) leak that has been circulating via TalkAndroid may show a prototype for the Galaxy S8. The video in question comes from Samsung's display division, and it's highly unlikely that they would accidentally leak their own phone this way. The screen-to-body ratio for the device is high, a there is virtually no border on the right or left sides of the smartphone.Thin bars at the top and bottom have allowed just enough space for a few small components and the trademark Samsung logo.

Two different sizes: The rumor mill has already suggested that the Galaxy S8 (codenamed Project Dream) will be available in two sizes, and both share a similar design. The model numbers will be SM-G950 & SM-G955.

Both of these models have apparently already been tested in China.

The larger of two models, the projected 6.2-inch device, has already been christened by the internet as the "Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus." Given its possible size, this model would be bigger than the last Galaxy Note.

The smaller model is rumored to be around 5-inches, making it smaller than the Galaxy S7 (5.1-inches) and the same dimensions as the Google Pixel. This is an interesting strategy for Samsung, but it is a bit of a risky move: if the change from 5.1-inches to 5-inches doesn't bother a lot of people, many people may find a 6.2-inch device to be too big for a phablet. 

Edge display: More purported leaked details of the S8 suggest that the next phone in the range will have double-curved edges on the front and back, but that there will be no 'regular' model without a curved screen. There's even some suggestion that the screen sizes could jump to 6.2-inches for the larger model.

The Korea Herald wrote that Samsung planned to consolidate its flagship lineup, with next year's phones being honed down to curve-only displays. This could pave the way for a single Galaxy S8 edge device, the way the Galaxy S line was produced until the Galaxy S5. If this claim proves to be correct, it would mean a significant change for one of the world's most popular smartphone families. A change like this would signify that curved-edge displays had become the more popular choice for Samsung customers. 

Videos from Samsung Display on YouTube led some people to believe that the company had accidentally leaked its upcoming flagship, but that seems really unlikely.

RGB Super AMOLED Quad HD display: There are already rumors about a 4K display, or a Bezel-less OLED display, but the latest rumor is that the Galaxy S8 will be getting an RGB Super AMOLED Quad HD display. According to SamMobile, Samsung is planning to ditch the Diamond PenTile pixel arrangement for one with sharper image quality. An RGB arrangement will bring around 11 million pixels, while the old layout was only around 7.3 million. This will make a profound difference for VR applications.

Bezel-less OLED display: The Korean Herald spoke to a Samsung Display researcher who said “Samsung Display would roll out a full-screen display whose display area ratio [...] reaches more than 90 percent next year”. The Samsung employee declined to officially confirm this full-screen adoption but there are reports that Apple is working on implementing this technology into its iPhone 8.

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It's possible that the Galaxy S8 makes strides in its display technology. / © AndroidPIT

Force touch: According to industry sources, Samsung is considering putting pressure sensitive technology in the Galaxy S8. The technology, also known as Force Touch or 3D Touch, allows software to react to different levels of pressure being applied to the screen with a finger. For example, it can allow pressure to be used to adjust a brightness setting or zoom in on a photo. An anonymous Samsung supplier said, "Samsung is considering adopting the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption will come in one or two years … It is a matter of time before other major Android smartphone makers deploy the technology that will help enhance user interface." This implies that while the S8 edge may have the hardware technology ready to implement, full software integration could take up to one or two years. Phones that are already using this technology include the iPhone 6s and the Huawei Mate S.

Fingerprint scanner on the back: The S8 will likely leave the home button behind, which could have made it the first smartphone with an optical fingerprint sensor under the display. This isn't expected, though. Synaptics, which has long been the supplier for Samsung's fingerprint scanners, has just announced the release of its Natural ID optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets, which are due to go into mass production in Q2 2017. This will be too late to make it into the S8 before launch, which is why it's not likely to get an optical fingerprint scanner.

What will it get if not a home button or an optical fingerprint scanner? A scanner on the back, of course. A new report says that Samsung will place the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone, much like the Google Pixel. Samsung hasn't confirmed anything yet, so we'll just have to wait and see.

A "leaked" video from Samsung's display division is highly unlikely to be the S8, but the device shown may indicate a new design inspiration. The video leak circulated by TalkAndroid may have revealed that a physical home button will not feature on the Galaxy S8. This could mean that Samsung may integrate the home button into the glass display, utilizing the latest technology to be released by Synaptics.

AndroidPIT assessment: There's a lot of contradictory information floating around with regard to the display size, a frameless design, and the possibility of only having an Edge variant. The facts remain to be seen, and all we can do is speculate at this time.

Sources: The InvestorWeiboWeiboWeibo, TalkAndroid

Samsung Galaxy S8: Audio

SamMobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not have a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. And like the iPhone 7, the USB Type-C port will be used instead, meaning you won't be able to charge your phone while using headphones and you'll need an adapter for any headphones you already own.

There is another rumor from Fonearena about the S8 getting stereo speakers, but this is far less likely. Samsung took over Harman Audio, but they said themselves that Harman Audio coming to the Galaxy S Series was just a thought for 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Processor, RAM, and other

Processor: Qualcomm has recently confirmed that its new Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset will be manufactured on Samsung's 10 nm FinFET process technology, and its highly likely this will be the processor Samsung will use in the US version of the Galaxy S8. The octa-core processor will be 20 percent faster and 25 percent more efficient than its predecessor, Snapdragon 820. The CPU has four performance cores running at up to 2.45 GHz, and four efficiency cores running up to 1.9 GHz. To compliment all of this, the inclusion of the new Adreno 540 graphics card promises  25 percent improved performance and HDR support. Whether or not this delivers their intended results, only time will tell.

As for other non-American Galaxy S6, these might come with the Exynos 8895 that was previously rumored. This comes as no surprise as producing devices with different chipsets is nothing new for the Korean smartphone giant.

The Exynos 8895 processor, which is said to be capable of up to 4 GHz speeds, might be used in some of the Galaxy S8 smartphones. The rumored Exynos 8895 would provide an estimated 30 percent performance improvement on the Exynos 8890 found in the Galaxy S7 (in some regions) if the claims are accurate. The chipset makes use of ARM's newest Mali-G71 GPU, which is rumored to be 1.8 times faster than the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU found in the Galaxy S7.

RAM and internal storage: According to information posted on Chinese social network Weibo, the Galaxy S8 will reportedly deliver a 5.5-inch 4K display geared for VR and will come with a whopping 6 GB of RAM. Leaks from China via SamMobile also suggest it could come with up to 256 GB of internal storage, and the leaks corroborate the 6 GB RAM claim.

Battery: The Note 7 battery doomed the phablet and put the South Korean smartphone giant in jeopardy. We can expect that Samsung will pull out all the stops to ensure that the Galaxy S8 goes off without a hitch. So it came as no surprise to us that the company could be looking externally for help with the S8 battery. The Korea Herald reported that a Samsung executive said that the company is "looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem" for help with the Galaxy S8 battery. This has not been confirmed by either company, but there are sources who say a deal has already signed between the two. This would not be the first time that Samsung looked to LG for partnership.

Against all expectations, Samsung's subsidiary company Samsung SDI will be responsible for developing the batteries for the Galaxy S8. Samsung SDI had been credited as being responsible for the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, which pushed Samsung to source batteries from its second manufacturer: China's ATL. That said, according to the information coming directly from the South Korean company, SDI and its batteries were not responsible for the Note 7 explosions. Rest assured, the same issues should not impact on the S8 as Samsung has identified the cause of the Note 7 problems and will be releasing a report on its findings in early 2017.

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the smartphone will have a fast charging system, as Snapdragon 835 will include the Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. According to Qualcomm, with this system you will get 5 hours of battery life after only 5 minutes of charging. We shall see. 

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The Galaxy S7 came with a 3,000 mAh battery. / © AndroidPIT

AndroidPIT assessment: The Galaxy S8 will definitely have high-end hardware and impressive performance, but it remains to be seen if it will have the Snapdragon 835, 830 or the Exynos 8895 processor. It is likely that it will have 6 GB of RAM though.

SourcesSamMobile, SamMobile, SamMobileWeiboWeiboTechtastic,

Rumored specs at a glance

The Galaxy S8 is rumored to have the following specs, which include the latest version of Android and the also rumored Snapdragon 835 processor: 

Specifications Galaxy S8 Specs
Type Phone
Model SM-G950
Manufacturer Samsung
Dimensions 145 x 72 x 6 mm
Weight 171 g
Battery Size 4,200 mAh
Screen Size 5.1 inches
Display Technology AMOLED
Screen 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (576 ppi)
Front Camera 9 MP
Rear Camera 30 MP
Flashlight LED
Android Version Android 7.0 Nougat
User Interface TouchWiz
RAM 6 GB or 8 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB, 128 GB
Removable Storage up to 256 GB per slot (single and dual SIM models)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 835
Number of Cores 8
Max Clock Speed 3 GHz
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1

Samsung Galaxy S8: features

So far, speculations about the features of the Galaxy S8 have had a futuristic note about them. Of course, the Galaxy S7 also had some cool features, like waterproofing. The Samsung S7 Active took its durability a step further. We hope to see the 'shatter-resistant' display on the Active in the Galaxy S8, among other things.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby digital assistant

The S8 will likely come pre-installed with a digital assistant, Samsung's new equivalent of Siri, named Bixby. But, Bixby differs from other AI helpers in that it will be a third-party open platform. Bixby will run on many devices, like appliances and wearables, and become the control hub for your smart home. Recently acquired Viv Labs, Inc. and Samsung both agree that AI assistants are the next major revolution in IT. Samsung may even add a special button to the phone to activate Bixby.

AndroidPIT assessment: Samsung wants to get in the AI assistant game with Apple and Microsoft, and build a platform out of it. Bixby could end up a flop if it doesn't get any unique features.

Samsung Galaxy S8: iris scanner

The S8 will likely feature an iris scanner. The Note 7 was released with one, and it would be a shame to let the feature end there. The iris scanner offers an extra level of security which can't be faked, and an API would allow third party apps to use the iris scanner as a way for users to unlock sensitive files.

AndroidPIT assessment: the iris scanner is a done deal. Whether or not people need it is another story.

Samsung Galaxy S8: goodbye mechanical home button, hello subscreen sensor

For many years, Samsung has stood by hardware buttons in its design, though Android has moved on to using virtual buttons. With the Galaxy S8, we could see a change. Samsung just filed a patent application to recognize swipes on the home button. Then you could maybe launch apps by swiping left or right on the home button. It's not clear whether there will be a mechanical button or not on the S8, as Samsung has not yet chosen a supplier for a button.

AndroidPIT assessment: Apple has said goodbye to the mechanical button, and Samsung is expected to follow suit.

Source: Weibo

Samsung Galaxy S8: a high-resolution Daydream

Google announced at its I/O developers' conference earlier this year that Android Nougat will come with VR support installed in the OS. This platform is called Daydream, and for devices to support it, they have to meet a certain specs sheet defined by Google.

While these specs have not yet been made public, several devices have already been confirmed or even released that are certified Daydream-ready. Among these devices is the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which has a Full HD display, suggesting this to be the minimum requirement on the display front.

However, the latest Galaxy S8 edge rumor, coming via, suggests that Samsung wishes to future-proof the device by equipping it with a 4K display. Indeed, the rumored code name for the Galaxy S8 project – Project Dream – points flirtatiously towards Daydream, so a focus on VR does not seem at all unlikely.

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Could the Galaxy S8 be optimized for Daydream? / © AndroidPIT

Samsung also recently showcased a 5.5-inch 4K display, suggesting serious headway is being made towards placing such a display inside the next generation of the Galaxy S series.

Samsung Galaxy S8: S Pen accessory and possible PC mode

Samsung may introduce the S8 with some accessories. Sammobile says the device may have an S Pen, but it won't have its own holding slot in the device to plug into. It's also possible that Samsung could supply new wireless headphones with the device.

Samsung also may be working on a competitor to Microsoft's Continuum, according to The technology would allow the smartphone to extend itself to an external display, and make use of peripherals like a keyboard and mouse. It would function much like a desktop computer in this way, and in the picture we see that it looks like Chrome OS. 

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The S8 with an extended workspace. / ©

Samsung Galaxy S8: heartbeat-measuring laser

An interesting feature that could accompany the Galaxy S8 is a new laser dedicated to measuring the heart rate through the skin. This came to us via SamMobile from a patent they spotted. The device would perceive the pulsation of the arteries and determine your pulse. You can see the patent below.

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Samsung Galaxy S8  / © Patently Mobile

The camera system of the Galaxy S8 could incorporate the iris scanner from the Note 7. This came to us from The Korea Herald, who reportedly spoke to a Samsung official on the condition of anonymity. This source claimed that "Samsung never uses the same camera for its flagship models [...] so there surely will be an improvement" for the S8 camera.

The official also claimed a dual-lens camera – technology we've seen in other high-end flagships this year – could accompany the S8. He didn't indicate whether there will be a different camera system for the rumored variants. We do hope that the S8 won't incorporate too many features from the Note 7.

Another rumor we have for the camera of the S8 is from PhotoRumors. They say the phone could come with a CMOS sensor 1/1.7-inch aperture that could come with a resolution between 18 to 24 MP.

Samsung Galaxy 8: concept designs

We hope to see big changes with the Galaxy S8, and we're not the only ones. The designer Steel Drake threw his hat into the ring for designing the new flagship device and we hope to see some of these in 2017. We've seen some interesting design concepts for the S8 already but we desperately want these.

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Design concepts for the Galaxy S8. / © Steel Drake

As you can see, the front would have the Samsung logo at the bottom along with the front camera at the top. Missing is the physical home button and fingerprint reader. This makes the screen take up far more of the front of the device and a welcome look for those wanting a better screen experience.

To us, the back of the device in the design renders are equally interesting. The back has a brushed steel look. This would be a complete change from the Gorilla Glass back on the Galaxy S7. At the top of the device Steel Drake also included a projector, which is interesting but probably not practical for a smartphone as it could be too taxing on the battery.

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The projector in a concept design. / © Steel Drake

Since these concept designs by Steel Drake are somewhat older, they don't include features like the iris scanner. So, we turn to Veniamin Geskin's designs from December for a fresh look that takes into account the lack of home button.

What are you hoping to see from the Galaxy S8? Let us know in the comments. 


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  • Ryan 1 week ago Link to comment

    Got the Pixel XL months ago and I will never get another phone! I owned iPhones, Androids and the Pixel is the best device I ever had. Samsung or any other 3RD party phone does not get security and software updates when they are released. Who the hell would spend all that money on any 3RD party device and your software updates are a power struggle between the phone maker and the carrier!?! That's almost laughable!! iPhone and Pixel get the updates right to the phone all other parties are eliminated! Plus these companies are rushing devices out whether they work properly or not just look at Samsung. believe it or not their new phone to be released will have the same company's battery that was exploding. Why would they continue to due business with a company like that!?! I'll tell you they can pump those batteries out like nobody's business not caring if they work, dangerous and so forth. No thank you I'll pass on the 3RD party phone's I will be stick with the Pixel and if I want I want change I'll get an iPhone. stay away from these 3RD party companies all they want is your money and don't care what happens.

    • Stop the madness with you're bug infested Google Pixel handset people laugh at the useless hum drum boring stock featureless HTC handset.

      Google doesn't make phones they need to stop perpetrating a comical fraud in Android land they are nothing more than a bug infested software company at best.

      Samsung is android period it's been that way since March 2011 for the Android platform.

      Nothing beats Samsung period. Stock Android is a pathetic joke and worthless at best.

      • Ryan 1 week ago Link to comment

        You can keep the exploding Samsung.
        I had the Note it was crap, cartoonish, lagging always restarting and freezing for no reason.
        I get HTC makes the Pixel we all know already nothing new there. However the Pixel is in the works with Google to eventually take over its own production of the phone.
        That's the problem with 3RD party companies such as say Samsung they do not have their own platform to operate on relying on Google. Microsoft and Apple have their own platform as well and companies piggy back on them. But anytime they feel it would be necessary piggy backing would get booted. Meaning your Samsung will have to find something else to operate on.
        So no I'm not caught up in the "Hum drum" of the Pixel because I had Samsung's, other Androids and iPone's. The Samsung Note is a nice phone but that's it, nothing special because it is running on a platform that's not theirs simple as that along with all the other Androids.
        Samsung also takes way to long playing games with the software updates Google gives them. It doesn't stop their the update is then sent to the carrier to further tinker with the update. Give me a break with all that when I had the iPhones updates came out same day WE ALL got it. The Pixel "Hum drum" as you call it also gets the updates the day they are released no 3RD party or carrier involved.
        So no, I won't be buying another 3RD party phone ever again after that ridiculous experience with the updates. Actually if Google didn't come out with something I was going back to the iPhone. I'm glad I waited and got the Pixel XL. It's by far the best phone I ever had hands down. The Samsung phones remind me of toys, built like junk. It's either Google's Pixel or iPhone for me. I won't touch any other Android 3RD party device.

      • You sound like a typical stock Android flop user hiding behind the old I've had other android handsets game it's old and seriously tired.

        You lost flip flop fence straddling users is why Android is laughed at year after year.

        It's confused users like you switching handsets year after year always in search of something you can't find.

        Samsung has given users the excellent choice of different handsets in different price ranges and legitimate features that are needed on handsets.

        Meanwhile Google is the same useless boring run of the mill stock Android featureless experience bordum after bordum year after year since the worthless Nexus was a flop now they continue with the overpriced Pixel a fraud of a so called flagship.

        At the end of the day Google loves clueless users like you who buy worthless products with software bugs galore.

        Enjoy your useless stale uneventful HTC Pixel Google products suck rotten eggs.

      • Ryan 1 week ago Link to comment

        I will thanks! Bless your little heart!!

  • Camera – Front 9.0 Megapixels
    Camera – Rear 30 Megapixels
    Display and design - 5.2” 4K display & best looking
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    Processor, RAM, and other >> 6 GB RAM, 3.2 GHz processor,

  • Loads of websites were showing a concept images what the Galaxy S8 will look like yesterday, the images looked Amazing, and at last more screen using from a phone, looks like mass production of the phone will start off in March, but hope we do not a April fool from Samsung and its delayed more,Go onto and now there showing a China website showing the Galaxy S8 First Pictures

  • 6gb ram omg 70 percent of laptops still not have 6 gb ram...... even apple iphone 7 is at 2gb ram still quite fast in performance.

  • Bad news for Galaxy S8,its now not going to shown at the barcelona mobile conference,and might be shown off in New York in April instead plus its going to cost 20% more than the Galaxy S7 models this news on phonearena the Note 7 saga is still on Samsung minds,but it could cost Samsung more lose with consumers switching to a Alternative phone instead of waiting for the Galaxy S8

    • True Samsung users will be buying the Galaxy S8Edge and S8EdgePlus just like they did the S7 and S7Edge as well as the Note7.

      Samsung is android and has been since March 2011 nothing else matters on the Android platform period.

  • Yahya 4 weeks ago Link to comment

    Bluetooth 5 on the Galaxy S8 models the latest rumour,but is this why Samsung is not going to offer the 3.5 headphone port on there new models

  • Ok so after the NOTE 7 fiasco (which by the way the best phone I have owned) I switched to the LG V20. I just couldn't down grade to the S7 edge. I am a Smartphone Photographer and would welcome the likes of more mega-pixels to both the front and rear facing Cameras. I do love the idea of having a removable battery but not at the cost of losing water resistance and dust resistance. Ip68 or higher. Thats what the LG V20 lacks due to the removable battery. So I would think that Samsung would go with the non-removable battery route and keep the IP68 as a standard like in its previous line ups thus far and to keep on par with its rivals.

    Also I am not a big fan of the removal of the headphone jack... Unless Bluetooth 5.0 is taking its place and doesn't come with the same problem the iPhone 7 is having. I owned Samsungs Gear IconX pure wireless earbuds and truly enjoyed them and its quality and could see myself buying them again if this was true.

    Going back to the Camera... cause again that is why I am willing to spend the extra $$$ on flagship phones (Smartphone Photography) If they do decide to incorporate dual rear
    cameras.... I think they should take a page out of LG's V20 but enhance it better than LG. The wide angle lens is great in the aspect of how wide it shoots to other Smartphone Cameras but definitely loses quality of picture with its lower MPs. And Samsung could benefit from adding more MPs to counter that drawback that LG has produced. One thing LG did get right.. Is it's 4K video shooting quality. It's truly amazing not only to view on my phone but when I Mirror screen it to my 70" Samsung 4K TV. Hopefully Samsung doesn't forget about the video taking quality with the S8.

    Speaking of 4K.... I know some people say 4k display is overkill... But not to me. I think if it is manageable (which it is obviously) it would be a nice added feature for the Samsung lineup. In this day and age with so many tech companies adding 4K capabilities to there gadgets it would seem to be a step back for Samsung not to add it. But for me not having 4K display on the S8 wouldn't make not purchase it. It would just be nice to see.

    However... Not having removable SD card in the S8 would be totally crushing and I could not see myself buying this without that feature. That is something that will need to be a must for me. I dealt with not having it on the Note 5 only because I thought I could manage without and I did... but unwillingly. Just couldnt go back to not having it.

    Lastly if u want to see my smartphone photography and what the Samsung Note 4, Note 5, and Note 7 as well as the LG V20s camera progression and capabilities are then follow me on Instagram @PhotographybyTripp as well as

  • Bluetooth 5 on the Galaxy S8 models the latest rumour,but is this why Samsung is not going to offer the 3.5 headphone port on there new models

  • Dazzler 1 month ago Link to comment

    After the Note 7 fiasco they would be stupid to remove the headphone jack from the new phone. 4K display is overkill too. Glad I have an S7 Edge, no need for an upgrade until 2018!

    • No headphone jack, no purchase for me and EVERYONE I know! If I wanted a phone with missing features at a premium price, I would buy an iPhone.

  • Does anyone besides myself want to see a much larger screen for future phones?

    And would everyone like to see Samsung tablets also have a phone feature include vid communication?

  • Getting rid of headphone jack is the dumbest thing they could ever do. If this is true S7 will be the last Samsung phone I buy

    • Every new Samsung is worse than the previous one after the S5. That's like the perfect phone after the Note 4. I'm sticking to my beloved S5 until samsung realise what made them great when i chose them 2 years ago.

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