By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
According to a new rumour, the company might incorporate the Bluetooth 5.0 technology in its next flagship device along with an optical fingerprint sensor.
Going by the latest rumours by SamMobile, Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8 could be the first smartphone to feature the all new Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
Announced recently by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Bluetooth 5.0 comes with four times longer range, two times faster speed and eights times larger broadcast message capacity when compared to Bluetooth 4.2.
The SIG group, of which Samsung is a crucial member, said that the Bluetooth 5.0 devices should arrive "within two or six months" which further hints that the Galaxy S8 might be the first to adopt this technology.
Meanwhile, the device is also rumoured to be first to feature an optical fingerprint sensor. Synaptics, oen of Samsung's manufacturing partner just announced its first optical fingerprint sensor for smartphones and tablet which has further spiced up the rumours of Samsung scraping the home button. The new optical fingerprint sensor can be placed under the glass and can scan through 1mm glass.
Multiple reports also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor. But by looking company's past record, we might see a mix of both Qualcomm and Samsung's in-house Exynos line of processors. On the software front, the company is rumoured to come up with a new voice assistant and will feature some AI enhancements.
Other than this, it is also reported that Samsung might ditch the traditional audio jack for a new USB Type-C port instead. Apart from this, Samsung Galaxy S8 might boast dual stereo speakers with Harman branding as recently reported by Fonearena. This do makes sense after the South Korean giant recently acquired Harman International in an all-cash deal worth $8 billion.