Fresh information suggests that Samsung will introduce Microsoft Continuum-like on its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone.
Continuum feature was revealed by Microsoft on its Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 smartphones from 2015. The feature allows Windows 10 Mobile powered Lumia 950 and 950 XL to deliver full-fledged desktop experience by connecting the smartphone to a monitor by using a Display Dock.
Samsung Desktop Experience Arriving on Galaxy S8?
A leaked presentation slide with the title ‘Samsung Desktop Experience: Next Mobile Workspace,” the South Korean company will be introducing a feature like Continuum from Microsoft. The Samsung Desktop Experience feature will allow Galaxy S8 users to connect it to an external display and enjoy desktop experience by using wireless keyboard and mice.
The Samsung Desktop Experience will provide extended workspace along with multi-window multi-tasking. If the South Korean company is really going to bring the new feature on Galaxy S8, it must have also developed a new UI for seamless experience once the device is connected to a display.
It is not sure whether the leaked slide is real or fake. Hence, we advise you to take this rumor with a pinch of salt. If it comes true, the Galaxy S8 will become the first Android smartphone to deliver a proper PC experience.
It is likely that the Android powered Galaxy S8 would come loaded with Microsoft Office productivity software. With Samsung Desktop Experience, Galaxy S8 will be able to work seamlessly on Word, Excel, PowerPoint on so on.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumored Specs
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two sizes with dual-edge curved screens. Rumors have it that the Galaxy S8 will feature 5-inch display whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus will have 6-inch display. Both the phones are expected to come with higher screen-to-body ratio along with no hardware buttons.
The Galaxy S8 models are pegged to feature USB Type-C headphone connectivity instead of the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. Other rumored specs of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus include Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6 GB of RAM, autofocus enabled selfie cameras, dual rear camera, USB Type-C ports, iris scanners, smart AI assistants, S-Pen stylus and more. The Galaxy S8 is speculated to get unveiled in April 2017.