The Galaxy S8 is going to be a crucial device for Samsung as it seeks to salvage its reputation after the botched launch of the Galaxy Note 7. It’s entirely possible that Samsung would want to push the envelope on its next flagship to show consumers and its rivals that it’s still capable of making great devices. A report out of South Korea predicts that Samsung will introduce huge hardware changes with the Galaxy S8.
The report claims that Samsung might remove the home button from the Galaxy S8. This might compel you to ask where the fingerprint sensor will go, Samsung is reportedly going to integrate it right into the display itself. Samsung’s dual-edge displays have allowed the company to eliminates bezels from the sides of its flagship smartphones and it’s now expected to expand the curved display to the top and bottom edges of the Galaxy S8. If this is true it would mean that the next flagship will truly be “full-screen.”
It’s also claimed that the Galaxy S8 is going to be the first handset in this series to feature a dual-camera. A component industry representative cited in the report says that Samsung has already finalized this decision and that now it’s just in the process of deciding whether to use an all-in-one dual-camera or separated dual-camera.
Samsung is also said to launch the Galaxy S8 earlier than expected to contain the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle that just doesn’t seem to be in a mood to end. However, the company will probably think twice about this as many believe that the Galaxy Note 7 was rushed to beat the iPhone 7 and we all know what happened next. It will surely go the extra mile to ensure that these issues don’t surface in its next flagship smartphone.
None of this has been officially confirmed as yet so take it with a grain of salt. We’re likely to hear more about this device in the coming months. The Galaxy S8 will be out in the first quarter of 2017.