As we advance through January, more rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8 come to surface. It is known that there’s an endless war between Samsung and Apple, and that both companies steal ideas from each other, and since the iPhone came with a 3D Touch display, the South Korean company will bring a similar pressure sensitive display. This means that Samsung will ditch the home button. Also, there will be two display variants.
So, according to rumors, the first variant will have a size of 5.7-inch, while the second variant will be even larger and it will be called the Galaxy S8 Plus. If what Android Soul claims is true, then Samsung has already built the prototypes of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus and they’ve been sent to the CEO and Vice Chairman, waiting to be approved.
It seems that the Galaxy S8 will come with a single camera setup, but the Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a dual camera setup just like the iPhone 7 Plus, with a resolution of 12MP and features such as phase detection autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
Both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) processor that will support 6/8 GB of RAM and will come in two variants of internal memories of 64/128 GB that will be accompanied by a microSD card slot. It seems that the front camera will be upgraded on both models from 5MP to 8MP.
Samsung will continue to use a glass and metal design, and will make the upcoming phones dust and water resistant. It was reported that Samsung will ship 60 million Galaxy S8 units in 2017 and hopefully, there will not be any problems with the battery to ruin the company’s plans to increase its revenues, after the scandal it had because of the Galaxy Note 7 that caught on fire.
The phone in the ad matches a few of the S8 rumors like the fingerprint sensor to be built into the display, to come with no home button and a high screen to body ration.