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The Guardian drops Galaxy S8 details: Near bezel-less display, rear fingerprint scanner


 


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 2 years ago '11        #1
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The Guardian drops Galaxy S8 details: Near bezel-less display, rear fingerprint scanner
 

 
The Guardian has published one of the most detailed leaks of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 yet, and knowing that you're tired of parsing through a million articles on this phone, let me break down the major news into bullet points.


A claimed retail launch of April 21st (this could be specific to the UK, as The Guardian is a UK publication)

Display sizes are somewhere between 5-6" (yeah, not helpful, guys)

Headphone jack is intact

Displays are curved, nearly bezel-less "infinity" screens, with almost no room on the front for even a Samsung logo.

Fingerprint scanner is now on the back of the phone (I believe it's next to the camera module, off to the side).

Iris scanner from Note7 is present.

Storage now starts at 64GB, microSD card remains.

USB-C

New Gear VR and Gear 360

Similar camera to last year's phones, improvements only "incremental."

Unspecified chipset, but Guardian hedges on Snapdragon 835.

A dock and software that turn the phone into an Android "desktop" operating environment called DeX.

Whew, that's a lot to take in, so let's break it down - starting with the most obvious stuff. We already had a good feeling that the headphone jack was sticking around. A Snapdragon 835 seems all but a given (at least for some regions) at this point - because Samsung snapped up the first round of supply. The iris scanner, USB-C, microSD, and curved displays with minimal bezel are all also something we should have expected by now.

Moving on to the more interesting bits, it's good to hear Samsung is setting 64GB as the base storage tier on its phones - it's a no-brainer and may force Apple and other competitors to step up. The actual size of these new curved screens is unclear, but some rumors have pegged the bigger phone's as being larger than last year's 5.5" S7 edge - maybe 5.7"? A retail launch in mid-April sounds about right based on what I've heard, though the 21st seems a bit late according to my sources with knowledge of US plans - we could see it up to a week earlier here.

Moving the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone is something I'd been hearing for a long time now, but The Guardian doesn't disclose its exact placement. What I've been told is that it will be adjacent to the camera module (off to the side, not below it), which could be rather awkward depending on the ergonomics of these phones. I've heard nothing about Samsung's mythical in-screen fingerprint reader, and The Guardian doesn't mention it, either, so I wouldn't get your hopes up on that.


The real interesting piece is definitely this "DeX" thing, which appears to be an ape of Microsoft's Continuum. The Guardian doesn't provide many details, but it sounds like you'll be able to plug the S8 into a physical dock and have it output an Android-based desktop environment to an external display. I have to say, I'm extremely skeptical this will be any good (resizable windows in Nougat haven't suddenly made Android a desktop OS, no matter what anyone tells you), but I am absolutely curious to see what Samsung has brought to the table here.

We'll be waiting a while yet, though - the S8 won't be at MWC, so I expect we won't be hearing official news from Samsung for a couple of months at least.
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40 comments for "The Guardian drops Galaxy S8 details: Near bezel-less display, rear fingerprint scanner"

 2 years ago '13        #2
J Thrilla 1 heat pts
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Fingerprint scanner is now on the back of the phone (I believe it's next to the camera module, off to the side).
I was hoping for that innovative fingerprint reader under the glass... Oh well, still cop.

 2 years ago '11        #3
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I wasn't expecting it, the rear position sounded a lot more plausible to me. Theres rumours for both, but android police seem to be corroborating the guardians report with their own sources.

 2 years ago '07        #4
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A dock and software that turn the phone into an Android "desktop" operating environment called DeX.
this might make me get the plus.

fingerprint scanner placement is no bueno if true.

 2 years ago '12        #5
ThePainkiller 366 heat pts366
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Dope, thanks

 2 years ago '05        #6
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 st21 said
this might make me get the plus.

fingerprint scanner placement is no bueno if true.
Would take this with a grain of salt. They have the phones being smaller than 6" when all reports have the larger one being 6.3". They also so the camera will only be an "incremental" update which wouldn't be the norm for Samsung. And placing the sensor to the side of the camera is just dumb. Could be true but I'd wait a month or so before we start getting solid leaks that start detailing the phone.

 2 years ago '09        #7
McmasterlockPt2 42 heat pts42
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What the battery life about?

 2 years ago '07        #8
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 st21 said
this might make me get the plus.

fingerprint scanner placement is no bueno if true.
Just use your middle or pointer finger to unlock

 2 years ago '07        #9
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 [MK] said
Just use your middle or pointer finger to unlock
I'm 6'0 and got long skinny fingers and it's still awkward for me to reach for my heart rate sensor on my s7edge.

That's horrible placement for a fingerprint scanner if true.

 2 years ago '10        #10
Seymore Cake 19 heat pts19
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Gear 360... Just bought a S3 Frontier today


Edit: Just the camera sh*t...

Wish I could get custom notification sounds on the watch tho


Last edited by Seymore Cake; 01-25-2017 at 12:34 AM..

 2 years ago '06        #11
realgunta 880 heat pts880
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i dont use finger print scanner on phones anyway. Never been interested in that. So the placement doesnt matter to me.

 2 years ago '08        #12
cristiansed101 9 heat pts
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does anyone know the possible release date for this phone?

 2 years ago '07        #13
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 cristiansed101 said
does anyone know the possible release date for this phone?
rumored to be an April release.

 2 years ago '08        #14
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 st21 said
rumored to be an April release.
thanks for the info bro, im planning on buying a galaxy s7 Very soon and idk if i should just wait for the s8 but at the same time i dont wanna wait till fall for its release. im ready for a new phone in my life

 2 years ago '11        #15
KingP1n 351 heat pts351 OP
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 cristiansed101 said
thanks for the info bro, im planning on buying a galaxy s7 Very soon and idk if i should just wait for the s8 but at the same time i dont wanna wait till fall for its release. im ready for a new phone in my life
Wait until the S8 this point, but don't dry caught in he waiting game!

 2 years ago '10        #16
THERETURNOFK2Z 11 heat pts11
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Can't wait to get back to Samsung, my pixel XL is unabridged garbage

 2 years ago '06        #17
dagreat1_87 8 heat pts
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Ugh april is so far away. Im still rocking a note 4. Waited this long i guess

 2 years ago '05        #18
MyZ28 18 heat pts18
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I already posted what it would look like in that other thread. A case manufacturer leaked it.



 2 years ago '05        #19
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 MyZ28 said
I already posted what it would look like in that other thread. A case manufacturer leaked it.


There's multiple cases out for the Galaxy S8, most with different designs that support different cutouts. That link doesn't confirm anything.

 2 years ago '07        #20
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 Seymore Cake said
Gear 360... Just bought a S3 Frontier today


Edit: Just the camera sh*t...

Wish I could get custom notification sounds on the watch tho

[video - click to view]


 2 years ago '10        #21
Seymore Cake 19 heat pts19
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 Jae_Mike said
Yeah like most videos this is just how to put the ring tone. The notification sound is different from this and no one has found a way to change it.

 2 years ago '05        #22
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 Y.G. said
There's multiple cases out for the Galaxy S8, most with different designs that support different cutouts. That link doesn't confirm anything.
Post one that doesnt look like an S7.....


The same thing happened when the iPhone 7 was about to be released.

 2 years ago '05        #23
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 MyZ28 said
Post one that doesnt look like an S7.....


The same thing happened when the iPhone 7 was about to be released.
All you had to do was Google and you would have seen multiple cases with different cutouts. But I'll post exactly one case for you since you're new to the internet.


[pic - click to view]





Those ports and buttons look just like the ones on the S VII, don't they?

 2 years ago '06        #24
lato9905 29 heat pts29
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Copying the LG V20s finger print scanner placement????? Impressive.

 2 years ago '05        #25
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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^ Retarded a*s logic.

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