Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ Will Support 24 LTE Bands; Beat The S7 And Match The iPhone 7
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will launch in less than a month. Courtesy rumors and leaks, we've got a good idea of what to expect from the pair this year. The pair will make a lot of upgrades over their predecessors and provide a good distraction from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 failure. The Korean tech giant's phablet made an early market exit due to battery problems. Today, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ surface in more details. Take a look below to find out more.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Support 24 LTE Bands Internationally; Not That You'll Feel The Difference
The amount of leaks related to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ leave little room for more details. The majority of new information these days corroborates earlier details. However, some new details have come to light today. Folks over at Phonearena have gathered some interesting details off of the FCC. They provide some connectivity details for the Galaxy S8 and raise some interesting hardware questions as well.
The listing suggests that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will support up to 24 LTE bands. That puts the device on par with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which support 25 bands. However, this support is limited to the international variant of the Galaxy S8,, the one which Samsung generally launches with the Exynos lineup of processors.
That's a mouthful, especially when Samsung's in-house smartphone modems are considered. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge feature support for 20 LTE bands. Samsung will greatly overhaul its flagship smartphone lineup this year. The Korean tech giant will redesign the Galaxy S8, equip it with an all new screen, remove buttons from its front and make software based improvements. After the Galaxy Note 7, the S8 and S8+ will also feature an iris scanner - a feature that failed to gather traction due to the latter's early demise.
All these features won't be cheap. The Galaxy S8 and its larger variant will cost you north of $800, which in itself is quite a mouthful for a smartphone. The pair will also feature 10nm processors and 6GB of RAM, so there's going to be adequate firepower for you to mess around with. Samsung will also introduce an all new violet color option, that's expected to mark a change from its previous strategy. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.