There are only a few months left until the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone, expected at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Is it now a good moment to buy a Galaxy S7 or is it better to wait for the next flagship from Samsung?
Samsung Galaxy S8
There are only a few months left before the big day and those who are out in the market for either a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge are wondering whether it is a good idea to buy now or is it better to wait for the upcoming flagship. In order to help customers decide, let's take a look at the features and upgrades rumored for the Galaxy S8.
According to tech experts, it seems that Galaxy S8 will come with pretty impressive specs. The upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung will reportedly come with a Snapdragon 830 processor for the models in the United States. The Galaxy S8 is going to be powered by an Exynos 8895 processor in other markets in the world.
According to Tech Times, it is rumored that there will be two variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, codenamed Dream and Dream 2. The latter is going to have 6 GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch 4K display, while the former is allegedly going to come with 4 GB of RAM and a 5.1-inch QHD display.
Galaxy S8 Vs. Galaxy S7
When it comes to screen measurements, there's no difference between the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8. However, the Dream 2 version is taking things to the next level with an increase in RAM and the 4K display. When it comes to performance, the new processors used in the Galaxy S8 upcoming flagship models are going to deliver a better experience than the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 of the Galaxy S7 line.
One of the Galaxy S8's fortes is its better ability for mobile photography. The smartphone is expected to come with a sensor that offers between 18 and 24 megapixels. With such high image resolutions the Galaxy S8 is going to be capable of recording great videos and taking clear shots.
More than that, the upcoming mobile device from Samsung is rumored to provide a wide f/1.4 aperture that will ensure the ability to snap clear pictures even in low-light conditions. The Galaxy S8 lineup could also feature a dual-lens configuration, according to rumors.
The Galaxy S7 already captures impressive images and video clips, thanks to its 12-megapixel primary camera. But since Galaxy S8 is rumored to approximately doubling those dots, this would be a huge step-up in mobile camera performance.
On both the Dream and Dream 2 variants, Samsung is reportedly exchanging the flat screen in favor of curved ones. Potentially like the Xiaomi Mi Mix, the screens are rumored to occupy over 90 percent of the Galaxy S8's face.
The upcoming Galaxy S8 is also going to feature a slick design that will make it a device with great aesthetics. While the Galaxy S7 is already a good looking handset, Galaxy S8 is going to be an outstanding all-screen 5.1-inch device with curved edges.
With Galaxy S8, Samsung will introduce its own virtual assistant called Bixby. The smart app is expected to allow developers to attach and upload new services. This will ensure that Bixby is continually become more intelligent. According to The Verge, Samsung will rely heavily on its AI assistant to sell the next generation of Galaxy S8 smartphones.
Some of these Galaxy S8 rumors might not prove to be true in the end. However, in our opinion the Galaxy S8 is worth the wait. Taking into consideration the fact that there are at least several expected upgrades, the future Samsung flagship is definitely something to look forward to.