Samsung is probably hoping that the world will forget about the Note 7 disaster, and the Galaxy S8 could be the phone to help that happen. Especially if the latest rumor, which points to two very powerful but very different handsets, proves accurate.
The 5.1-inch model is tipped to pack a QHD resolution (just like many current flagships), while the 5.5-inch version will apparently have a 4K screen.
The display on both will be AMOLED, as usual, but supposedly their cameras will differ, with the 5.1-inch Galaxy S8 getting a single-lens snapper, while the 5.5-inch version will supposedly have a dual-lens one.
The same source also claims that both phones will use the Viv AI assistant, which Samsung recently bought, and it could prove a rival to Google Assistant, as it’s been built by some of the creators of Siri.
Finally, and unsurprisingly, some versions of the phone (likely the US models) will apparently use a Snapdragon 830 processor, while other versions are said to use the Exynos 8895. But these are both top-end chips, so the phone should have plenty of power with either.
If these rumors prove accurate, then coupled with other things we’ve heard, like the possibility of 6GB of RAM, an iris scanner, and even a built-in projector, the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be the phone to beat in 2017, and with an announcement rumored for February 26 we shouldn’t have too long to wait for it.
- Via SamMobile