The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t set to be unveiled at MWC 2017 this year, but rumours surrounding the highly anticipated flagship have only gotten much more frequent lately. According to a new report, the S8 will come in two variants, a headphone jack, a rear fingerprint sensor, and more interestingly, a desktop dock.
Seeing how there had always been two variants of Galaxy S devices in the past couple of years, it’s not surprising that the Galaxy S8 will follow the same formula. The difference here, however, are larger displays: the S8 is said to be the same size – or even smaller – as its predecessor, only with bigger displays thanks to a new “infinity” display.
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Sources familiar with the development of the Galaxy S8 confirmed with The Guardian that the upcoming device will indeed have an “all-screen” front like the above image shows. There will be very minimal top and bottom bezels to the point that there’s no room for Samsung’s logo on the front of the phone. Aside from that, both variants of the S8 will come with dual-curved displays too.
Arguably the most interesting bit of information in the report is a new desktop dock for the Galaxy S8 dubbed DeX – that stands for Desktop Extension. According to The Guardian’s sources, DeX essentially transforms the S8 into an Android desktop computer; it’s said to be similar in concept to Microsoft’s Continuum.
If these information turn out to be accurate, Samsung may have what it takes to win back consumers’ interest with the Galaxy S8; it’s definitely shaping up to be one of the most interesting Android devices this year. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced in late March 2017, and will be available for purchase on – or around – 21 April the following month.
(Source: The Guardian)