Galaxy S8: what to expect from the best Android smartphone of 2017

Galaxy S8: what to expect from the best Android smartphone of 2017


The scandal surrounding the explosive Galaxy Note badly affected the prestige Samsung, forcing many users to put off buying the phablet and wait for the next flagship smartphone the Galaxy S. the Model of the S series is the main product of the Korean company, outpacing sales of the Galaxy Note three to one, so Samsung, which wants to regain the trust of customers, has no more margin for error. All the information known about the best Android smartphone of 2017, gathered News.Hi-tech.

Upcoming novelty is likely to be called Galaxy S8. According to “industry sources” Korea Herald, it will be released in two variants with different screen size: 5.1 and 5.5 inches. Curved display tipped both models. The release of “flat” version, as this year is not expected.

5.1-inch Galaxy S8 will get the AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2160х3840 pixels, and Edge — 4K. Perhaps the biggest model is equipped with the same 5.5″ panel with a higher density of 806 dpi, which is “daughter” Samsung Display showed in March. 4K support will make the new Samsung is compatible with the VR platform and Android Daydream mode VR Mode, which optimizes the performance of applications in virtual reality, bundled with Android 7.0.

Frameless design Galaxy S8. The concept of the website Tech Radar

As written by another Korean publication, ET News, Galaxy screen S8 will occupy almost the entire front surface of the smartphone, from one end to the other. “Limitless” display, perhaps we will also see the iPhone 8 next year.

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Released in March Galaxy S7 as the best Android smartphone of 2016. In 2017, Samsung will not lower the bar so that his successor would surely inherit all of the signature features including polished design, waterproof housing (certified according to IP68 standard) and excellent camera.

Galaxy S8 will be equipped with the main “eye” with two lenses: with resolution of 16 and 8 megapixels. Most likely, the new model of Samsung will have the same shooting capabilities, and two-the iPhone 7 Plus: it can blur the background as professional “SLR”, and zoom the image without loss of quality thanks to the optical zoom.

Xiaomi Mi 5s

According to some, the shape of the “Home” button will change itself and the key is hidden under a glass panel. One of the first such innovation was introduced by the Chinese Xiaomi, showing at the end of September, the 5s model Mi with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Technology Sense ID 3D scans of papillary pattern of the ultrasonic waves, which allows it to penetrate through plastic, glass and even metal alloys.

As a result, the Home button hidden behind the glass, may cease to be mechanical. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy S8 can get the scanner of the iris — like Note7.

Sense ID 3D is the development of Qualcomm, so Galaxy S8 for sale in the U.S. will be powered by a new flagship Snapdragon processor 830 with Adreno graphics 540. The chip will be manufactured with compliance with the 10-nm process technology, according to ET News. Model for the international market, Samsung will complement home-grown Exynos chips in the next generation 8895 with graphics accelerator Mali G71. These graphics will add a 40% increase in performance compared to the Mali-T880, and will be even more powerful than the GPU in the Snapdragon 830.

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Work camera sure to be on the Android operating system 7.0 (Nougat). What unique features of Samsung will complement the OS data are not yet available, however, after the advent of Google assistant Assistant in Pixel-level smartphone in the new Samsung product can live Viv — assistant from the team of Siri, which the Koreans bought last week. The new “sea view” is able to answer questions with difficult wording (e.g., “was it raining in Seattle three Thursdays ago?”), and also to connect to third-party systems to purchase goods, transfer money, reservations, taxi, etc.

Samsung traditionally updates the Galaxy S series in the spring, the day before the start of the exhibition Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. There is information that after the failure and abandonment of production Note7 the company intends to announce the Galaxy S8 ahead of time, but it is unlikely she will break the usual cycle of release. The previous flagship, the Galaxy S7, came out March 11, 2016, S6 — 20 APR 2015, S5 — 11 April 2014. So, if the tradition won’t be broken, the new model will be shown at Unpacked 2017 26 February (MWC will be held from 27 February to 2 March) and will be released already in March—April.

Sources: Korea Herald, ET News, The Inquirer, TrustedReviews