Samsung seems to have mastered the art of producing high-quality flagship smartphones. Their flagship has easily contested the likes of Apple and HTC and perform exceptionally well in the smartphone market. One of their current successful flagship is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The phone when launched in the markets was termed as the “Best smartphone on Earth” tag by many trusted reviewers. Recently there have been a lot of rumours regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge smartphone. People are already getting excited about the news that the next-gen is already in the making. We believe that this phone shall have the potential to make new records for Samsung in terms of sales and popularity. So, let’s have a quick look up as how the next-gen smartphone might turn out to be in real life.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was termed as an engineering wonder in terms of design and build quality. So we believe that the next gen Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge would share the same design as its predecessor. Just like its predecessor the phone shall feature with a physical home button that would also double up as fingerprint scanner. The curved design shall ensure that the phone feels amazing when held in hand. The phone is expected to come with IP68 certification i.e. the phone shall be dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. However, the phone could feature with improved certification too. According to the online rumour, the phone shall feature with a 5.7 inch super AMOLED curved edge display that would provide a screen resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels. The display is also expected to be provided with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection, just like its predecessor. The HD display provided in the phone shall be an improvement over its predecessor and shall be one of the best display even witnessed in the smartphones industry. There shall be no problem with the display, as the Always-On display would easily have one of the best viewing angles ever seen in smartphones and shall have a fantastic sunlight legibility. The approximately 773-ppi rich screen would surely provide a rocking viewing experience. S8 Edge is expected to have foldable display. A foldable smartphone would provide two displays that will have a bi-fold in the middle of each. This will not make the phone the predecessor or flagship, S7 Edge but it itself will be a flagship phone in year 2017.
According to the online rumours, the phone is expected to feature an Octa-core processor that would be backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 MSM8998 chipset. At such specs, playing heavy apps and videos, multitasking won’t be a problem and the rumoured Adreno 540 GPU will ensure that heavy 3D games would be played without any hiccups. The phone is expected to run on Android platform, and we hope it would feature with latest Android version i.e. Nougat. The most recent version of Samsung TouchWiz UI is also expected to come with the phone. The phone is expected to come with internal storage of 64GB, and it's believed that the internal storage could be increased up to 2TB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone shall support single SIM and would definitely support 4G/LTE networks.
It has been rumoured that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge might feature with whopping 28 MP rear camera and an 8.1 MP front camera. The primary camera shall be backed by Optical image stabilisation, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual colour dual-LED flashlight. The camera features would include simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. Shooting modes should include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera quality of this phone is bound to be impressive, as its predecessor was able to capture one of best images we have seen. A loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic are also expected to be provided with the phone.
It is believed that the phone shall feature with a 4000 mAh Li-Polymer non-user replaceable battery. It is rumoured that the battery would support fast battery charging i.e. 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) and Qi/PMA wireless charging. Talking about connectivity options, the phone is expected to feature with Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C. The other sensors that are expected in the phone are Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass and Gyroscope.