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Published: Fri, January 27, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Early Galaxy S8 cases hint at built in S Pen


The excitement surrounding the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is leading to new, juicy leaks about the upcoming device. The Galaxy Tab S2 was available in 9.7 and 8in variants, so we expect Samsung to carry this through with the S3. However, there is a report out there claiming that the Galaxy S8 will feature a 4200mAh battery. This hole could be for something entirely different - most likely a headphone jack or maybe a speaker - or it could be that the cases were manufactured using little more than guesswork. We haven't seen any images of the sides, so it's hard to say where the volume rocker, power button and so forth will end up.

The Galaxy S8 should be powered by Qualcomm's latest and greatest processing chipset, also-known-as the Snapdragon 835 processor, created to be faster and more efficient than its predecessor version in every aspect imaginable.

There are many people who were disappointed with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and some are afraid that the same may happen again. Along with designing processors for some of its own devices, Samsung manufactures processors created by other companies, like wireless chip giant Qualcomm.

Further, both the variants of the Galaxy S8 will 64GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD slot (up to 256GB). Samsung is also said to be bringing a new feature to the new phone, one that would give users a PC-like functionality.

The iconic stylus aside, there seems to be no opening for a USB-C port which could hint at two things. Well, you have to connect it to a monitor, keyboard and other peripherals that go by the name DeX (desktop extension).

Samsung expected earnings to decline in the current quarter from the preceding quarter because of "increased marketing expenses in the mobile business and a sales decrease of TVs due to weak seasonal demand".

An official announcement for the Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to take place during the 2017 Mobile World Congress which will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

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