Following the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung will definitely want to put more stringent quality checks in place for the next year’s Galaxy S8 batteries. But the 2017 flagship in the Galaxy S line will have much more than just safer batteries. Last month, Samsung’s mobile chief Dong-jin Koh indicated that the Galaxy S8 could ditch the flat-screen altogether.
Samsung starts securing curved display panels for Galaxy S8
Citing industry sources familiar with the matter, the Korea Herald reports that Samsung is planning to launch only the curved display version of the Galaxy S8. This year’s Galaxy S7 Edge sold better than the standard Galaxy S7. It prompted the Korean company to take the Edge display mainstream with the Galaxy Note 7 by ditching the ‘Edge’ moniker.
However, the publication added that Samsung has already started securing curved display panels in 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch sizes. It means the next year’s S8 will arrive in two different screen sizes, both featuring curved displays. Samsung Display, the world’s only producer of dual-edge displays, will be supplying screens for the Galaxy S8. Strong consumer demand for the dual-edge screen smartphones could maximize Samsung’s profits.
Galaxy S8 to feature 4K display, dual-camera system
Since Samsung would be launching two curved display models of the S8, it could come up with new names to differentiate the screen sizes. The S8 is rumored to feature a 4K Ultra HD display to enhance the virtual reality experience. The device is said to be powered by an Exynos 8895 processor that will be about 30% more powerful than the Exynos 8890 that powers the Galaxy Note 7.
According to SamMobile, the S8 would feature a dual rear camera setup. However, it is too early to say whether Samsung’s dual-camera will work the same way as that in the iPhone 7 Plus. The Galaxy S8 rear camera system is said to include a 12MP sensor accompanied by a 13MP camera sensor. Rumors suggest that the next-gen Galaxy S device will have an 8-megapixel front camera.
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