Thing we know so far about Samsung galaxy S8

December 23, 2016 Android News Rumours Samsung

 We know Samsung galaxy S8 will be coming somewhere next year, rumours about this phone is flooding in. Things like the spec, camera, features that Samsung coming out with.

This is what we know so far for Samsung galaxy S8.



What we know so far, we are fairly certain that Samsung would probably stick to the metal-glass design that it's been using for its high-end phones since late 2014, when the A series ushered it in.

There are multiple rumors that Samsung will try to shake things up in the design department and most of these claim the next crop of Galaxy is going to feature a rather high screen-to-body size ratio by further minimizing the top and bottom bezels at the front of the phone. 

Probably the most intriguing hearsay we got hold of claims that the Galaxy S8 might come with "full-screen", edge-to-edge OLED displays and reach an exorbitantly high screen-to-body ratio of over 90%. We suppose that this drastic bezel reduction will likely occur at either the top or bottom of the phone's face. An exciting rumor, but a rumor nonetheless.


Security on our smartphones is very important, particularly now we can use them as mobile wallets, thanks to Android Pay and Samsung Pay. The Galaxy S8 may integrate one of the top new security features introduced to Samsung’s range on the Note 7 an iris scanner. Rumor says Galaxy S8 will use the Note 7’s iris scanner, which has been given a performance boost to speed up the process, and will be placed along the top of the phone, but separate from the selfie cam. Samsung may take the decision to move the fingerprint sensor from its established place inside the home button to the rear of the phone. Instead, the home button may become part of the display.



The Samsung Galaxy S8 could well be the first phone on the market to offer Bluetooth 5.0, the latest and greatest version of Bluetooth.

Bluetooth 5.0 was introduced by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, and the new specification promises far better results. In fact, Bluetooth 5.0 doubles the speed to around 2Mbps, and quadruples the range, meaning that Bluetooth devices will be able to much more easily cover an entire house. Combine this with lower power consumption, and we have a standard that's perfect for smart home devices and other connected devices with such a range you could put your Bluetooth headphones on and walk around the house without any real interruptions.

It’s important to note that Bluetooth 5.0 doesn’t totally replace earlier versions of Bluetooth it just adds functionality to the core Bluetooth technology. Thankfully, it’s also backwards compatible, which means that if you have Bluetooth 4.2 devices they’ll still work with your Bluetooth 5.0 phone although they won’t get the benefits that Bluetooth 5.0 brings. 



The Galaxy series has seen a serious improvement in camera quality over the past few years, and we even as better than the camera on the iPhone 6S in some respects. According to recent reports, Samsung will go a step further for the Galaxy S8.

It won’t just be the rear camera that gets some attention, however. The Galaxy S8 may feature an autofocus selfie camera. The camera will an encoder sort of focusing mechanism, rather than a voice coil motor. sThat means the focusing actuator will be on the side of the lens rather than the middle of the lens, allowing for a camera module with lower depth. That’s great because you don’t want your camera jutting out over your handset’s display. Moving to the rear of the S8,the phone will feature a dual 12MP + 13MP rear-facing camera, which ties into the trend for dual-camera setups, as seen on the Huawei P9, Mate 9, and Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. However, exactly how it will work, or what type of effects it will produce, isn’t clear.


Processor and specs 

Samsung S8 is likely to continue that tradition. The Galaxy S8 will use Qualcomm’s new, meaning more power and less energy consumption. Like some previous Galaxy S phones, the Snapdragon-equipped version may not be the only model.

Rumors also say that Samsung may use and with ARM’s new Mali-G71 GPU, which is nearly twice as powerful (1.8 times, to be exact) as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU found in the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7. This new GPU makes use of ARM’s Bifrost architecture, which allegedly allows for high-end 4K and VR experiences. It’s also compatible with Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.2, GPU Compute, and Android RenderScript APIs. To make sure the S8 is at the top of its game for longer, the S8’s internal RAM will be pushed up to 6GB, and the internal storage will be an impressive 256GB. It’s unclear as of yet if the new phone will still feature a MicroSD card slot, which Samsung customers have previously depended upon to increase storage memory.

Release Date

Supposedly, it will hit the shelves in not long after that. If the Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7's release date is something to go by, we will once again speculate that the Galaxy S8 could get released somewhere in the middle of March. However, recent rumors have pegged the duo's release date as far as mid-April 2017 due to Samsung taking its time to quality-control the two phones, making sure the Note 7 fiasco does not receive a sequel.