Samsung’s new addition to their ever growing line up, the Galaxy S8 edge is rumoured to be a phabletcoming out this year. It will have the curved screen at the edges and resembles last year’s galaxy S7 edge. The fans of Samsung and android will be delighted to know this as it will be a revolutionary design from the smartphone maker. There are tons of rumors floating around and let’s address some of them here today.
Let us have a look at the features it is speculated to pack.
Android Nougat : It is supposed to pack Android Nougat and it makes sense as Android O is not available widely till now.
Display : Super Amoled Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel.
The usual Touchwiz : Samsung always packs their android phones with Touchwiz, the UI from Samsung that runs over Android. It gives Samsung phones a unique interface and sets it apart from other android mobiles. Few people prefer Pure android experience from google as they say UI’s like touchwizadd lag to the OS and slow down the phones over time. It’s a personal preference at the end of the day.
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo& 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
GPU : Adreno 540
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Internal Storage : 64 GB Storage
RAM : 6 gigs of RAM
External Storage : Expandable up to 2 TB
Card Slot : microSD Card
Phonebook : Unlimited
Messaging formats : SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records : Unlimited
Primary camera : 16 Megapixels Camera
Front Camera : 8 MP Camera
Video Recording : Yes
Camera Features : Geo Tagging
Audio Player types supported: WAV, AAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MP3, AMR, AAC, MXMF, eAAC+
Video Player formats supported: 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264, MKV, 3G2, DivX, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG.
Speakers : Yes
Audio Jack : The usual 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type : Non-removable Li-Ion 4200 mAh battery which is great as it can store more juice.
GPRS : Supported
Edge : Yes
WLAN : Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth : Yes, v5.0
Infrared Port : Yes
USB : Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Facility : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser : Yes, HTML5
3G Speed : Yes
3G : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
2G : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
4G : VoLTE, Voice over LTE is supported
Sensors : Fingerprint Sensor, NFC, Waterproof, Qi Wireless Chargingis rumoured to be supported.
Verdict : Take this with a grain of salt as these are just rumours not yet confirmed by Samsung. All in all, the galaxy S8 edge with little to no bezels would be a delight to experience.