Samsung is sure heading for the galaxies with the rate at which new features about the Galaxy S8 surfaces. The tech giant looks intent to even overshoot the skies with the avalanche of stunning features that are already tipped to come onboard the flagship device.
The Galaxy S8 is now rumored to come with a pressure sensitive display similar to the 3D Touch technology which Apple feature on the iPhone 6S and subsequent models. According to reports carried in the Korean media, Samsung has developed an advanced pressure-sensitive display which it was claimed to have showcased to a select number of partners during MWC, 2017. The media source also disclosed that the Korean giant would feature the technology is a small form on the Galaxy S8. The pressure-sensitive technology is said to be only on the navigational home key part of the Galaxy S8.
Recall the Galaxy S8 would feature a high screen-to-body ratio with on-screen navigation pane at the bottom of the display. The full utilization of the technology would be on the Galaxy Note 8 tipped to launch later this year. This would ordinarily have elicited excitement but rather it elicits confusion because the known function of the pressure-sensitive technology which is to act as a pop-up menu, is already available on Google’s latest Android Nougat OS. Perhaps there are other innovative functions that just bringing up apps shortcuts at the tap of the home screen.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is earlier rumored as coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which has been shown in leaked renders, sitting at the side of the rear LED flash. The device is also expected with a facial recognition technology as well as the traditional iris scanner. We also expect on the software end, the Samsung Bixby Assistant which is an AI performing similar functions like the Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa. The button to activate the Bixby AI sits under the volume rocker. Also, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely feature the Edge UX as the pull tab for the interface was noticed on the right corner of the curved display as seen in a recently leaked real live render. The Edge UX is a customizable quick app launcher on which favorite and frequently used apps like contact app, and others could be added.
Perhaps the most anticipated feature is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that would feature on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This would be backed by 4GB of RAM, with the Galaxy S8 China Edition said to have a higher 6GB RAM version. The storage versions would likely be 64GB and 128GB. The Samsung Galaxy S8 would sport a large 5.8-inch display while the Galaxy S8 Plus is expected with a 6.2-inch display. Both flagships are expected to be officially announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event billed to hold on March 29.