The New Samsung Galaxy

Rumours from the web

Excited for the next Samsung launch? You’re not the only one. Take a look at what news and tech sites are saying about the next Galaxy.

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Can you hear the whispers?

Rumour has it that Samsung will be releasing the next Galaxy soon. When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 in March last year, it caused a huge stir with its waterproof design, 12 megapixel rear camera and always-on display. So with the next generation on the horizon, news and tech sites are already speculating about what its features could be. Scroll down to read their predictions.

What they’re saying

Sam Mobile: “dual-edge curved displays”

Sam Mobile has some ideas about what the new phone might look like: 

“There’s no home button and that both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus feature dual-edge curved displays.“ 

And they’ve predicted that a key feature might be in a different place: 

“The fingerprint sensor is positioned on the back alongside the camera and the 3.5mm headphone jack is present.”

The Guardian: “iris scanner”

The Guardian has suggested that Samsung will offer different sizes, and that the phone will have some brand new features: 

“Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and an iris scanner, the Guardian has learned.” 

They think the announcement will come soon: 

“The Galaxy S8 will be announced in late March and go on sale on or around 21 April.” 

And they’ve got some predictions about device storage, too: 

“[…] the new device will also come with 64GB of storage built in, as well as expandable storage via microSD card, with support for cards up to 256GB in capacity.” 


Tech Radar: “ditching the home button”

Tech Radar suggests that the design might have changed significantly from the S7: 

“The phone is said to max out the screen real estate by ditching the home button at the bottom and […] Samsung logo at the top.” 

And they’ve got some ideas about battery life: 

“[…] it'll have a 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh battery in the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch phones, respectively.” 

The Independent: “infinity display”

The Independent has named the date they think the phone will be launched: 

“The handset will be available in 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch options and will be officially unveiled at an event on 29 March”. 

They say that Samsung’s logo might be in a different position: 

“[…] dual-edge curved “infinity display”, which is said to cover 83% of the handset’s front panel, leaving no room for a home button or even Samsung’s logo. The company’s branding will instead sit on the rear side of the phone only, beneath the 12-megapixel camera sensor and fingerprint scanner.” 

And they have more suggestions about the phone’s features: 

“[…] both models of the S8 will feature a 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack and pressure-sensitive touch technology similar to 3D Touch on the iPhone.”

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