Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Top 8 most expected feature upgrades over Galaxy S7 series
Samsung used worldwide much-admired Mobile World Congress (MWC) event to platform for its new Samsung Galaxy S series phones for past three years, but sadly this year, the South Korean company, decided to skip the Samsung Galaxy S8 introduction at Barcelona, for want of more time to test the marquee phone to avoid repeating Galaxy Note 7 failure.
So, Samsung is absolutely not launching the Galaxy S8 but it will discover the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date of the new Samsung Galaxy device during the MWC. Samsung will have a special event on February 27 and by then we’ll know when the Galaxy S8 will be announced.
Now, Still Samsung is bit careful to go ahead with the regular launch pattern, but this is understandable, because the company has a vast responsibility of retrieval customers confidence back after the Galaxy Note 7‘s Informal exit. And going by the recent craze of leaks from the Samsung’s R&D vault, the Galaxy S8 is determining up to be a great device, be it the design language, internal hardware, introduction of Artificial intelligence(AI)-based digital assistant or other upgrades.
See below list of top 8 most expected feature upgrades of the new Samsung Galaxy Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8: New Design Language
According to the recently leaked images, Galaxy S7 successor is expected to come in two variants based on screen sizes- Samsung Galaxy S8 5.8-inch and another one Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 6.2-inch. The interesting thing about the new phone that Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both devices compared to have minor changes in terms of dimensions.
Although, Samsung has expanded the width of devices to increase the screen space. The company has also trimmed the bezels at top and the bottom and also did away with the physical home button with fingerprint scanner.
|Galaxy S8 Plus: 152.38 x 78.51 x 7.94mm||Galaxy S7 edge: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm|
|Galaxy S8: 140.14 x 72.20 x 7.30mm||Galaxy S7: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm|
Even as the fingerprint scanner has been rearranged on the back, beside the camera module, the home button will be integrated to the display panel.
Opposing to past rumours, the Galaxy S8 series will definitely keep the 3.5mm audio-jack and will feture Type C USB port.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Display
Alongside the dual-edge curved technology and high screen-to-body-ratio, the phones will show off super AMOLED display with QHD (2K: 2560x1440p) resolution, thus promising customer of rich and more immersive viewing experience than any Galaxy S series phones before.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based digital assistant
In October 2016, Samsung obtained Viv Labs; an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Software Company, co-founded by original creators of Apple’s well-known Siri.
It apparently many AI-based digital assistant may take its major phone led to believe that. Now, Word on the lane is that AI-based Butler, called Bixby, will feature in Galaxy S8.
How to Iris Scanner improve security on Samsung Galaxy S8
Before Samsung has already showed the ability of incorporating Iris Scanner its budget tablet- Galaxy Tab Iris and also on phone, Galaxy Note 7,which was unfortunately taken out of the market because of its beat fault.
How Iris Scanner works on Samsung Galaxy S8?
“Iris Recognition” is said to be a more advanced and have easy security system, as it involves camera technology with delicate infrared illuminations to capture the detailed courage pattern on the iris.
Using this information, digital impressions are created by mathematical and statistical algorithm to create an accurate profile. This new biometric technology is resistant to identity thefts, unlike finger-print scanner that can be bypassed with a fake thumb print.
Samsung Galaxy S8: it’s come with faster and Powerful processor
All the earlier edition of the Galaxy S series have come with latest processors and depending on the region of sale, the Samsung uses either Qualcomm or internal built Exynos series.
Also this year, Samsung is expected to include Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, which is said to use 40 percent less power, deliver 27 percent higher performance, in a 30 percent smaller package compared to its predecessor. The Size decrease will allow OEMs to make slimmer Smartphones with bigger batteries for lifelong performance.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Long lasting battery
The model of Galaxy S8’s 5.8-inch have 3,000mAh battery, while the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 plus will come with a 3,500mAh, same as seen in the Galaxy Note7. Although, this battery will be canceled of defects and will definitely not catch fire.
Having learnt valuable lessons from Galaxy Note7’s battery failure, Samsung has decided to set up a broad range of internal quality and safety measures to improve the product safety, including 8-Point Battery Safety Check (BSC) and additional protocols like multi-layer safety measures
Samsung Galaxy S8: Better Camera
Samsung is expected to either use 13 MP or 12MP camera on the back with 1/1.7-inch sensor having f/1.4 space in the Galaxy S8 series.
It’s also come with a 8MP front Camera with wide angle field of view and improved low-light image capture capability. It will also be included with dedicated laser module to act as Iris scanner.
In 2017, Samsung means to improve the build quality and also durability in the Galaxy S8 series, too.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are expected to launch on March 29 and hit stores on April 21.