Samsung Galaxy S8 may be part of the joining the list of smartphones that have abandoned the 3.5mm headphone jack, if a new report is to be believed. The South Korean giant will reportedly remove the audio jack from the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8. Another report separately claims that Galaxy S8 will also not include a Home Button while the front camera will come with the autofocus feature.
Sammobile reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will only come with a USB Type-C port, and come with a 3.5mm-headphone-to-USB Type-C adapter. This will also mean that without the 3.5mm jack, Galaxy S8 users won’t be able to use headphones while charging the device. This year, LeEco, Motorola, and Apple were among the brands that launched smartphones without the 3.5mm audio jack.
Another report separately claims that Samsung Galaxy S8 may also ditch the company’s signature Home Button. The new report, in-line with an earlier report, suggests Samsung will not embed the fingerprint scanner in the home button, and will instead have it under the Galaxy S8 screen. An earlier report said that Samsung may use pressure-sensitive display technology on its next flagship. Samsung’s pressure-sensitive display technology is expected to work similarly to Apple’s 3D Touch technology first introduced on the iPhone 6s.
Sammobile also reports that Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a high screen-to-body ratio while the design will be reminiscent of the dead Galaxy Note 7. The report also claims that Samsung will opt for a standard RGB arrangement for the Galaxy S8 for the reason that it will have more shelf live and less power consumption. It also adds that Samsung stick with the 2K resolution screen seen on the Galaxy S7.
A recent trademark filing also indicates Samsung Galaxy S8’s front camera may sport autofocus functionality. Sammobile points that a new trademark filing at the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows the term “Smart AF” which might be used on the Galaxy S8 front camera. The trademark filing describes the functionality associated with “mobile phones; smartphones; tablet computers; autofocus photographic cameras for mobile phones, smartphones.”
Rumours so far have claimed that Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone will be launched on the side-lines of MWC 2017 in Barcelona on February 26.