The latest rumours from the kingdom of Samsung suggests that the company’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8 will be the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 5.0 according to a SanMobile report.
Bluetooth 5.0 was recently announced by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), and comes with four times the range, two times faster speeds and eight times larger broadcast message capacity as compared to Bluetooth 4.2. Apart from that it also promises improved interoperability with other wireless technologies.
Samsung’s 2017 flagship S8 is also expected to introduce major hardware changes over the current generation Galaxy S7. Reports have suggested that the S8 could feature a full screen display (curved at the top and the bottom) and also be the first phone to sport optical fingerprint recognition technology; thus eliminating the need of having a physical fingerprint scanner on the home button.
Other firsts on the Galaxy S8 include the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Another report has recently has suggested that The Galaxy S8 will be running Qualcomm’s latest and greatest that was unveiled recently. The S8 in addition is supposed to run on 6GB of RAM and feature 256GB of on board storage. For phones selling outside US, the Exynos 9 Series SoC will power the S8. The phone might also be getting a new pressure sensitive display that will function like the iPhones 3D touch.
Reports from Weibo have claimed that the Galaxy S8 will be coming with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, along with a larger 5.5-inch variant that will support a 4K resolution. TheInvester has reported that the S8 might feature a 6.2-inch bezel-less design.
Samsung is also expected to bring its new digital assistant that has been developed by Viv Labs – which was acquired by Samsung earlier this year. It has been reported that the male AI voice will be called ‘Kestra’, and the female AI will be called ‘Bixby’. The S8 is expected to launch in the February 2017, time range.