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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors: A 6-inch Variant, 8 GB RAM And No Headphone Jack

Samsung seems to be following on the footsteps of Apple and Motorola.

27/12/2016 9:24 AM IST | Updated 27/12/2016 10:02 AM IST
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A Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone is displayed during a preview of Samsung's flagship store, Samsung 837, in New York's Meatpacking District, Monday, Feb 22, 2016. Samsung is opening what it calls a "technology playground" in New York for customers to check out its latest gadgets. The center opens Tuesday, the day Samsung starts taking orders for its upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Samsung seems to be compensating for its Note7 debacle with a probable Galaxy S8 Plus device in the offing next year. Galaxy S8 will sport an almost bezel-less 6-inch display, says a report from the South Korean website Naver.

The Korean smartphone maker is aiming to achieve a high screen-to-body ratio by removing the famous physical home button which coincided with a fingerprint sensor. Instead, the company aims to use optical fingerprint recognition which works on identifying a pattern with the help of light.

This also builds on the speculations on the future of the Note series. While speculated phablet won't have the stylus offered by the Note series, it does compensate for the screen size.

A report from MySmartPrice suggests that the newest flagship will carry a RAM of 8 GB with Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 which provides high -speed data transfers.

Earlier it was reported that Samsung is all set to join a hoard of companies ditching the headphone jack for its flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 next year. Trusted Samsung news blog Sammobile reported that the company is indeed saying goodbye to the 3.5 mm jack.

The report also states that the company will also finally do away with the MicroUSB port for charging and will adopt the rapidly growing USB C standard. This will allow faster charging but it won't allow the consumers to listen to the music and charge the phone at the same time. Samsung is also planning to include stereo speakers as it has acquired Harman last month.

With all these removals the company aims to achieve a bigger and brighter screen with more space for components such as the battery and a better camera sensor.

"It was holding us back from a number of things we wanted to put into the iPhone. It was fighting for space with camera technologies and processors and battery life. And frankly, when there's a better, modern solution available, it's crazy to keep it around," Dan Ricco, VP of hardware engineering, at Apple had said.

Samsung will aim to stretch the boundaries of innovation and customer experience after suffering the setback from the Note7 recall. Meanwhile, fresh reports suggest that the cause of the explosive battery in the Samsung Galaxy Note7 was aggressive battery design.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 to Ditch Headphone Jack?

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