The latest smartphone from Samsung features an 8-megapixel (MP) front camera. Not only that, selfies would now look better with a built-in autofocus (AF) actuator too. When is the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and why should you buy it?
Read on to find out more about the new handset from Apple’s number one rival.
Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: Selfie shooter & AF
Samsung’s AF automatically identifies optimal focal distance. This feature usually comes with rear cameras. Per Tech Radar, Samsung used the “encoder type” actuator. It differs from the Voice Coil Motor (VCM), which is more common but is quite bulkier.
The 8MP sensor basically permits users to focus on objects at varying distances. Well, it is quite ironic because selfies are often taken at close-up range. Nonetheless, this technology would be a feature most rival phones would not likely have.
Meanwhile, online rumors suggest that the AF technology will make camera modules slimmer. So, manufacturers may put them on the side of a lens. On the contrary, VCM models place coils in the center of the shooter. This is also the reason why cameras in premium smartphones have bumps.
4K display & other specs
In the case of display, Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a 4K UHD screen. But, will it be a 5.1” or a 5.5” variant? This mystery is still unanswered.
On a different note, SamMobile reported that two models will retail in the market. These handsets are referred to as the Dream and Dream2. The model numbers are reportedly SM-G950 and SM-G955.
For its part, The Bell also claimed that Samsung is building two variants for the S8. However, the Korean news outlet noted a bigger screen display and both will be curved. According to it, the models are:
- Galaxy S8 (5.7-inch)
- Galaxy S8 Plus (6.2-inch)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date is sometime between April 15 to 18. Earlier, fans expected that the S8 will come at MWC 2017 in February. The latter is Samsung’s traditional choice for debuts.
Will the Galaxy S8 have the standard 3.5mm headphone jack? Would you like it more if it follows the wireless audio trend of iPhone models?