The leaks just keep on flowing for Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S8 series, which will be released in early 2017. A new report claims the company will use the same advanced Y-OCTA display technology that debuted on the now recalled Galaxy Note 7 in its next-generation flagship smartphones.
The initial launch of the Galaxy Note 7 appeared to be a resounding success, and Samsung reportedly had built 5 million of the devices for release in August. Soon after the Note 7 went on sale, it completely sold out and customers placing an order for the phablet faced up to a three-week delay.
Galaxy Note 7 Features Live On
When Samsung saw that Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black color option was extremely popular, it announced plans to offer the Galaxy Note 7 in a new "Black Onyx" color option that would be released in October. The Black Onyx Galaxy Note 7 would never get released because of a global recall of the device. Instead, Samsung just released a similar hue for its flagship Galaxy S7 edge. Now, the company is about to bring another Note 7 feature to its flagship Galaxy S series, specifically 2017's upcoming Galaxy S8.
One of the features reviewers and smartphone fans pointed out during their time with the Galaxy Note 7 was how gorgeous and thin its curved display was. It was the first device from Samsung to use Y-OCTA display technology, which has its touch sensors attached to the display while it is being manufactured, allowing for an overall slimmer display. The company is now reportedly using the same technology in its upcoming flagship Galaxy S8.
Galaxy S8 To Boast Thin Y-OCTA Display From Note 7
ETNews is reporting that Samsung will use the same Y-OCTA display technology it used in the Galaxy Note 7 with at least one of the Galaxy S8 variants. The source claims it will be limited to the smaller Galaxy S8 model, which will reportedly feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with an embedded fingerprint scanner, while the S8 Plus is rumored to pack in a larger 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen.
Samsung has already confirmed a slick new design for the Galaxy S8, which is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February 2017. We'll keep you posted on any new Galaxy S8 details as they become available.
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