Samsung Galaxy S8: Is it worth the wait?

20 March, 2017 | Mark
Samsung Galaxy S8: Is it worth the wait?

Every Mobile World Congress is filled with a lot of excitement and things that you can look forward to, and to most who visited the MWC, one of the things that they can look forward is the unveiling of Samsung of their latest flagship devices. But last MWC in Barcelona, Spain, things are not quite the same as the most anticipated unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S8 is nowhere to be found, as they were only teased the Samsung Galaxy S8 design and release date. Many Samsung fans are disappointed as Sony introduced their latest Xperia XZ Premium, LG unveils their excellent G6, and even Nokia made known to the world their upcoming Nokia 3 and 5. Many were waiting for the comeback of Samsung from their debacle with the exploding Galaxy Note 7 and would like to see what their redemption would be, and how they will once again win the trust of the smartphone users through the Galaxy S8 under the pressure of making this flagship smartphone right.

There’s no shortage of rumors and even leaks that describe the design, processor and variants of the S8. As of now, the only thing that is clear is the release date. The expected release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be on March 29 at New York City and the rumored availability for sale is on April 21st. If you’re a Samsung fan, you’ve surely told to yourself that it’s worth the wait, as Samsung is known for creating a truly great phone, but with the new flagship smartphones being released by Sony, and LG as well as the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi it’s really interesting how the rumors and leaks will keep the buyers to wait for the S8 release.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Speaking of leaked information, there’s news from an acclaimed KGI securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, who made a name for himself for being one of the most reliable Apple analysts in the world, but for now. We focuses on the impending Samsung Galaxy S8. 9 to 5 reported that information from Chi Kuo, and according to the full report obtained by 9 to 5 Google is are the following:

1. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch display, 0.7-inches larger than the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7.

2. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have a 6.2-inch display, also up 0.7-inches on the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge which it replaces.

3. A change to wider aspect ratios means that both phones will have increased resolutions of 2960 x 2400 pixels (WQHD+).

4. Both models will feature curved OLED displays for the first time.

5. The physical home button is indeed being removed.

6. A new iris recognition sensor will be part of six sensors along the top bezel of each new Galaxy: proximity, ambient light, iris, an IR-LED transmitter, front camera, and receiver.

7. On each phone at the back are four modules: camera flash (top left), heart rate sensor (bottom left), the main camera (middle,) and a fingerprint scanner (right - yes, stupidly right).

8. There will be seven color options: gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid, and pink (availability by country remains unknown).

9. Both phones will have an increased 8MP front camera, but stick with a 12MP rear camera.

10. A rear dual-camera setup was ditched, with Samsung apparently citing both cost and “immature dual-camera ISP design.”

11. USB 3.1 Type-C predictably replaces microUSB on both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

12. A new PC Mode will be enabled when either phone is placed in a special dock (presumably an optional extra) and connected to a monitor or TV, this creates a desktop-like user environment.

13. Models sold in the U.S., Japan, and China will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, while models sold in Europe and the rest of Asia will have Samsung’s Exynos 8895.

14. Korean and Chinese Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus models will have 6GB of RAM, but elsewhere the phones will only ship with 4GB - this may prove to be a sore point.

15. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will go on sale on April 21st, suggesting that the recent shipping delay has been overcome.

It remains to be seen how many of these leaked information were true. But one thing is for sure, if this information’s are true, there’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a device that’s truly worth the time you’ve waited to have this device.

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