Considering that it has only been four months since Samsung introduced its Galaxy S7 flagship, we may not see its follow up, the Galaxy S8, until next year, probably in the first quarter of 2017 (likely in the month of February). Still, it is never too early for speculation, and a pair of rumors are already circulating in the Interwebs regarding the much anticipated Android powered handset.
As reported by China based tech blog website mobile.163.com, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will purportedly come with a 4K Ultra high definition display screen with a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. For context, the resolution would be greater compared to most smartphone offerings currently available in the market, and obviously, pretty much more than what mobile users of today are accustomed to.
So why bother with that kind of screen resolution? Several industry watchers believe that it may have something to do with virtual reality. A UHD display screen with a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels would certainly bring a more smooth and detailed VR experience, at least when compared to other device out in the market.
Virtual reality appears to be on the edge of breaking out into the mainstream. Big powerhouse names in tech such as Samsung, Google, and even social media giant Facebook have all began efforts to explore the technology. Virtual reality headsets may soon become a rage, as various mobile manufacturers are introducing their own takes on the gadget. Samsung, for instance, already offers its Galaxy VR with an affordable $99 price, and this VR headset can be used with specific Galaxy smartphone models in order to view mobile apps that come with support for VR.
But wait -- a higher resolution display screen would almost certainly require a more powerful battery. It is a good bet that the South Korean phone maker will provide its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone with a bigger battery that comes with a higher power capacity.
There is also speculation that the Galaxy S8 will be fitted with dual cameras. If you think you have heard that idea before, you are not alone. The Internet has been abuzz with talk about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 (to be announced later this year), which reportedly will feature a dual camera set up. Another high profile Android release, LG’s flagship device, the G5, already makes use of a couple of rear side cameras -- both are wide angle camera with one having a 78 degree lens while the other sporting a 135 degree lens.
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