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General Galaxy S8 , any news ?

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  1. GatorfanDroid

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    Hey all ! Haven't been on the forum in a long while . But been stuck on the S4 since it's launch . But now with Verizon new unlimited data plan . I can finalyl upgrade after 4 years on the phone!

    But I was jucious if there was any news on the new S8 and when its coming , features and what not . .

    Also curious to see what users like the better the edge edition or regular ? dislikes or cones for both ?

    Thanks for all the info everyone! Glad to be back .
     

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  2. Hadron

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    Well pretty much every phone site out there has a summary of S8 rumours. But briefly:

    * Samsung will not be showing it at MWC this month, but will make a statement about when they will announce it (i.e. will try to overshadow other people's product announcements even though they don't have an announcement of their own - you may call me a cynic, I prefer "realist" ;)).

    * The phone will have no home button, a longer screen and smaller top/bottom bezels, and a stupidly-placed fingerprint scanner on the back (to one side of the camera).

    * There will be no "regular" edition, it will be edge only.

    * There will be two sizes, rumoured to be 5.8" and 6.2", called S8 and S8+. But because the screens will have a longer aspect ratio (2:1, which everyone seems to insist on calling 18:9) this makes them the same width as 5.3" and 5.7" displays, and that's before you curve the edges.

    * Some versions will definitely use the Snapdragon 835. I've not heard anything about a Exynos model so far.

    * USB-C is rumoured this time, and rumours are that they will retain the headphone jack.

    * There will probably be bumps to RAM & storage, I've heard contradictory rumours about battery.

    * We assume a similar IP rating to the S7, but I think that's an assumption rather than a fact. Probably a safe one too. Similarly we can assume after they resurrected the SD slot in the S7 that it will still be there in the S8. And not a hope in hell it will have a removeable battery.
     
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    Thanks for the info hardon. I'm still stuck on th s4 as I stated above. I'm sure I will expect eating a big change and improvement in just performance etc.

    Will there be any big difference in features veteran to edge and 8 +or what ever they gonna. Also what's the rumored release date for it?
     
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    I've heard nothing about features (or nothing that has stuck). Doubt there is more than guesswork on release dates, but "not before April" seems a safe bet to me. Their press event on the 27th is the most likely time to hear more.
     
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    So no smeary pics of alleged S8 case parts taken in squalid Chinese toilets then?
     
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    it is a shame that S8 wont have dual camera setup :(
     
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    Headphones jack, YEAH!
    maybe... Just a rumor.
     
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    What would a duel camera setup even do ?

    can't wait up grade after 4 years on the s4 . it's starting to crap out on me and wifi loads so slow now .
     
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    NO HOME BUTTON????????
     
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    Different manufacturers have used them for different things. The first one I can think of (HTC M8) was for depth of field/refocus effects by combining images (something others subsequently emulated using software). Huawei have used one colour + one monochrome sensor for low-light shooting. LG and Apple have used the combination to emulate a zoom (wide for LG, modest telephoto for Apple).

    Apparently so.
     
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    No regular phone just the Edge? No thanks. I"ll keep my regular S7.
     
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