An announced Samsung smartphone with model number SM-G888N0 has now received WiFi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA). The NO in the model name refers to a device intended for the market in South Korea.
As per the Wi-Fi certification, the Samsung SM-G888N0 will support dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz,5GHz) and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity features. Sadly, the listing does not show any specifications except that the device will be powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The listing carries the certification ID WFA71273 and the date of certification being 14th March 2017.
As per reports, the SM-G888N0 is actually a Galaxy X prototype, the foldable smartphone that Samsung has been working on for some time now. Another device with a similar codename surfaced last year which was believed to be the Galaxy S7 Sport, carrying model number SM-G880. As per another report, the mysterious device could also be Galaxy S8 Sport, which could be launched at Sprint. So, the Samsung SM-G888N0 might be Sport edition of this year’s flagship phone Galaxy S8. The Galaxy Sport series are usually exclusive to Sprint and are different from the rugged “Active Series”.
At present, no other details about the phone are currently known. We’ll keep you updated as we get more information on this.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are launching in India on April 19 for which the company has started sending out invites for the event.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display which is curved on both sides while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch Quad-HD display. Both the handsets boast a strange display aspect ratio of 18:9. The Indian variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is likely to come with Exynos 8895 chipset which is an Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. This is because Samsung sells the Qualcomm variant of its flagship in select regions only. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera with Dual Pixel technology and aperture f/1.7 and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus and aperture f/1.7.MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera.
Both of them runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and the smaller sibling is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while the Plus model boasts 3000mAh battery with fast charging on wired and wireless. On the connectivity front, both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 155g, while the Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and 173g.
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