It’s no longer news that Samsung is facing heaps of pressure to get the Galaxy S8 right – both versions of it actually.
Apparently, Samsung is working on two different versions of the Galaxy S8, one of which will have a significantly higher spec display. Reliable sources say both variants of the Galaxy S8 will feature:
(1) A 5.1-inch display with a QHD resolution
(2) A 5.5-inch display with a 4K (UltraHD) resolution
Oh Well, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard whispers of a 4K display debuting on the Galaxy S8, either. Many speculate the handset will finally make the leap to Ultra HD so as to improve performance. Combine that with the fact that you’re using the phone very close to your eyes, and suddenly 4K becomes a very attractive feature – not forgetting to add the power drain.
But despite the VR benefits, most major Smartphone manufacturers are yet to adopt 4K displays commercially. That’s likely due to a perceived lack of consumer demand (which is very strange), and thanks to the added cost (and hefty power requirements) of 4K screens. Samsung might break the mould however, in a order to get a leg up over rival handsets like the iPhone 7 (and 8) & HTC 10.
Unfortunately, as with any pre-launch leak, and especially leaks, it’s important to take these rumours with due caution. We’ve got no way to verify this information, and it’s still early days – Samsung could still re-jig the design since we’re still so far away from release.
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 on February 26 next year, just before Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress technology tradeshow.
The handset needs to impress, as it will be a direct successor to the flagship Galaxy Note 7, which has currently been abandoned by Samsung, no thanks to a battery fault that has caused a number of users’ handsets to spontaneously catch fire.