Samsung is a multinational South Korean company which is famous for consumer durables products, and smartphones were recently in the news because of the Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding. The case has become so bad that Samsung has to call back all the Galaxy Note 7 from all over the world as they were not able to rectify the problem.
However, the one series of Samsung smartphones that always brought cheers to users is Galaxy series. 2016 came with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and happened to me one of the most loved smartphones of this year. As Samsung brings Galaxy series every year, we are expecting that it will be back with Galaxy S8. Though, we heard that this time there would be no Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge and it will be replaced by Galaxy S8 Plus - a bigger version of Galaxy S8. Rumors suggest that the new Galaxy series will have the curved-edge screen on both the sides.
We will particularly talk about Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. How it will be different from previous Samsung Galaxy S7 phones and is it worth to wait for this phone? Check out the details about the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus below with detailed specifications and price.
As far as the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is concerned, we can expect dual-curved-edge screen which was only limited to Galaxy Edge series. Samsung Galaxy series design has always evolved, and we can expect something new this year other than curved edge screen. We can expect Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a 6.2 inches screen with Gorilla Glass Protection. Samsung again will reply on Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which looks superb in indoors as well as outdoors.
The screen resolution will be 1440 x 2560 pixels. On this, we can assure you about Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus design that it will wow the customers for sure. As Samsung is going on the Apple way, you can expect a rear dual camera though it is not clear that the other one will be for Monochrome photography or wide-angle lens just as LG V20. About the front design, there would be a home button that will act as a fingerprint sensor and capacitive buttons on the side.
On the back side, there will be a camera unit with Dual-tone flash and underneath you will find Samsung branding. Other than that, there will be many color options to choose from, that includes Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold and we can expect Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in Coral Blue color too at the time of its launch.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, most probably powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset or the newest version of Snapdragon as the new phone is expected to be launched in April 2017. It will be the quad-core processor. As all the Galaxy series phone are upgraded to Android Nougat, you can expect that Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will come with the newest version of Android OS out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have all the major sensors like Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, etc. Like previous versions of Galaxy Series, the new phone will have Samsung Pay too, which is Visa and MasterCard certified. The phone will be expected to have 64GB and 128GB internal memory and can be expanded upto 256GB through the dedicated microSD card slot. The earlier Galaxy phones were coming with 8GB RAM, which we think sufficient and Samsung will come with the same configuration. Another feature that we love about Galaxy phones are they are IP68 certified, that means, it is dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes and we can expect the same feature in Galaxy S8 Plus too.
Samsung Galaxy phones are always popular for their camera performance, and it will only get better in the Galaxy S8 Plus model. As we said earlier, you can expect a dual-rear camera of 16MP and 12MP unit. The front camera might come with 12MP unit instead of 8MP and will have auto-focus. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have optical image stabilization and can shoot videos upto 4k. Other features include Panorama, slow motion, HDR, face/smile detection, etc.
There are some rumors that Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will ditch 3.5mm headphone jack and will replace it with USB-C for digital audio. Its shocking for many, but we think this is the future of smartphones. We expect that this time Samsung will power Galaxy S8 Plus with power packed battery in comparison to 3000 mAh in the previous phones. However, reversible and fast charging support is on the cards for sure. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have dual-sim slots, and both will support Nano-SIM. We do not know yet that both SIM slots will be supporting 4G or not. However, it is good to see that Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will not come with a Hybrid Dual SIM slot and has dedicated microSD card slot which will support card upto 256 GB. As far as connectivity options are concerned, LG G5 comes with Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n and Bluetooth v4 for wireless connectivity. The phone will also have Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light sensor.