In light of what has happened to its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, Samsung simply can not afford its upcoming flagship offering, next year’s Galaxy S8, to not be a blockbuster hit. And it would be pretty understandable for the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices to pull out all the stops for its latest device, which could be formally introduced about a couple of months from now.
That is why the news (according to a report published by Bloomberg) that the Galaxy S8 will be equipped with an all screen front side is not that surprising. But it would really be cool, though. As reported by Bloomberg, the Galaxy S8’s edge to edge display is said to have no physical home button, with the South Korean phone maker opting instead to embed that functionality underneath the glass screen.
Various rumors are already circulating about the Galaxy S8’s possible features. Just recently, it was reported that the device will do away with a headphone jack, and instead depend on its USB-C port for audio. Moreover, the upcoming handset is expected to come with a brand new artificial intelligence digital assistant that should rival similar software offered by Google and fierce rival Apple. Bloomberg’s report talks about the AI assistant, too, saying that it will be capable of allowing mobile users to issue voice commands in sending text messages, making or taking phone calls, and creating reminders for appointments.
There is also talk that Samsung will be releasing other alternate variants of the Galaxy S8. Bloomberg reports that particular editions will feature wrap around displays powered by organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen tech. If this proves to be true, then we can all reasonably expect the device to be bezel-less. For those who still do not have the faintest idea what a bezel-less smartphone device looks like, they can refer to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, a 6.4 inch phablet that is fitted with an edge to edge HD display screen.
There is no doubt that Samsung is looking forward to the opportunity to officially announce the Galaxy S8 as soon as possible. But having gone through the nightmare that was the Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean tech giant obviously wants to be more careful this time in making sure its device does not blow up. Thus, for sure, it will be conducting more extensive testing procedures for its latest Galaxy offering, which could mean a potential delay in the schedule of the unveiling.
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