By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 15:22
The new Continuum-like functionality will only be available for Samsung smartphones.
Samsung is reportedly working on a new feature for its upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S8, which might blur the lines between smartphones and desktops. The South Korean giant is reported to be working on a Continuum-like feature for its upcoming device, which might make it a full-fledged PC.
According to a leaked slide, which is believed to be of an internal Samsung presentation, showcases that the device is connected to the monitor through a cable, while one might be able to connect keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth. The slide mentions the Samsung Desktop Experience has been dubbed as the 'Next Mobile Workspace', which looks eerily similar to the Continuum. According to AllAboutWindowsPhone, the new Continuum-like functionality will only be available for Samsung smartphones.
For those who are unaware Continuum was introduced by Microsoft which allows users to turn their Windows smartphone into a full-fledged PC when they connect it to a docking station, keyboard and mouse to give a complete desktop experience. However, this feature is limited to the only handful of Windows-powered devices.
If the leak side is believed to be true, then it would be interesting to see how Samsung will turn its upcoming flagship into a PC as the leak side does not show any dock and the phone is directly plugged to a monitor along with wireless keyboard and mouse placed adjacent to it. However, it is still unknown that how the company will make it possible, so we suggest you take this rumour with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, other rumours suggest that Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with new virtual assistant known as Bixby. The device is reported to sport a whopping 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, optical fingerprint sensor embedded in the display, a 90 per cent body-to-screen ratio, Bluetooth 5.0 and a UFS 2.1 flash storage chip. Other than this, it is also reported that Samsung might ditch the traditional audio jack for a new USB Type-C port instead.