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Samsung Galaxy S8: Is The Smartphone Worth The Wait?

15 January 2017, 8:00 am EST By Andrew Norman Tech Times
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The Mobile World Congress 2017 is just around the corner and tech buffs would be awaiting the announcement of top-notch mobile devices.

One of the devices that is eagerly anticipated is Samsung's 2017 flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S8, the successor of the Galaxy S7, which was released in 2016.

Rumor has it that Samsung is gearing up to announce the Galaxy S8 at the MWC 2017, which kicks off on Feb. 27.

It is expected that Samsung may include some top-end features in the Galaxy S8 to lure customers. However, is the Galaxy S8 smartphone worth waiting for?

Here's a look at what the Samsung smartphone could bring users' way to help you decide.

Display

It is rumored that Samsung is in favor of aborting the flat screen option and, therefore, the Galaxy S8 may sport a curved display instead.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 could boast a wrap around OLED 5.5-inch 4K display, unlike the Galaxy S7 which packs a 5.1-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels.

The increase in screen size will be welcomed by consumers and may get them to upgrade.

Processor and RAM

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is rumored to power the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S8. However, the international variant could include the Exynos 8895 chip.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely see the RAM bumped up to 8 GB or 6 GB as opposed to the 4 GB of RAM on the Galaxy S7.

With an improved processor and higher RAM capacity on the Galaxy S8, consumers would be keen to upgrade to this model.

Battery

Reports suggest that due to the Galaxy Note 7's battery exploding debacle, Samsung could rope in LG to manufacture the successor's battery.

Samsung could revert to the removable battery option to avoid any problems like it did with the Galaxy Note 7.

Camera

The Galaxy S7 houses a 12-megapixel primary camera and Samsung is expected to enhance the camera capabilities of the successor. The Galaxy S8 is expected to have a dual-camera setup like the iPhone 7 Plus, with one being 16-megapixel and the other 8-megapixel. The camera upgrade will ensure that users can capture some breathtaking images.

The selfie camera of the Galaxy S8 is also expected to be bumped up from the current-gen version's 5-megapixel and may get autofocus support as well.

Price And Release

As Tech Times previously reported, the Galaxy S8 may see a steeper pricing compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. The price of the Galaxy S8 could go up by 20 percent, based on Goldman Sachs estimates. The device will likely release on April 21 and Samsung will reportedly only make 5 million units available in the market initially.

Additional Upgrades

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may also house a personal assistant dubbed Bixby. The handset is also expected to pack in an iris scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, Harman Stereo speakers, wireless in-ear headphones, and may come with no home button. The fingerprint scanner is expected to be embedded in the display's screen and the handset may also boast an S Pen support.

With such exciting features on the cards, Android smartphone users would undoubtedly look to upgrade to the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 may have a 256 GB model as well, an added bonus for consumers.

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