Report: Galaxy S8 to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack
The 3.5mm headphone jack has already disappeared from a number of high-end smartphones this year, and it appears that Samsung could be the next manufacturer to follow suit. According to SamMobile’s sources, the Galaxy S8 will not only feature a USB Type-C port for data, just like the Galaxy Note 7, but will also use it exclusively for audio too.
If true, those hoping to use their existing 3.5mm headphones with the Galaxy S8 will…
One of the big questions of 2017 will be how (or if) Samsung recovers from the double whammy of its disastrous Note 7 release and Google’s triumphant Pixel launch this year. The company’s answer, it seems, is to push the boundaries of design with the next Galaxy S flagship phone, which Bloomberg today reports will feature an “all-screen” design.
Practically every smartphone nowadays has one contiguous piece of glass covering its front. But underneath…
Samsung Spoils Galaxy S8 In An Act Of Utter Stupidity?
If Apple walked off a cliff would Samsung follow? That’s the question I’m left pondering after a major leak yesterday claimed the company is going to do something truly, truly stupid…In a scoop from the consistently accurate SamMobile claims Samsung is going to follow in Apple’s “courageous” footsteps by removing the headphone jack from its phones, starting with the Galaxy S8. And as the website points out:
“If you were cross with Samsung for ditching removable batteries with the Galaxy S6 then you might not like what it’s going to do with the Galaxy S8.”
Samsung Galaxy S8 could include ‘Beast Mode’ feature, trademark filing reveals
While details are missing at the moment, it could be a high-performance mode to handle heavy apps.
Samsung has been testing Android 7.0 Nougat beta builds for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. One of the software features as a part of TouchWiz UI is the dedicated modes for games and high-performance. But it looks like Samsung wants to take this to the next level. The Korean giant has filed a trademark for ‘Beast Mode’ in the European Union.
Spotted by Dutch publication GalaxyClub, the trademark application does not include any detailed description. So, it’s hard to tell what ‘Beast Mode’ refers to.