Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date Confirmed For 2017? Flagship Likely To Oust The Headphone Jack [VIDEO]By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
With the debut of wireless audio in mobile devices initiated by Apple, it looks like the trend is eventually catching up to other handset makers including Apple's closest rival, Samsung.
Lately, reports have been springing up on several tech sites indicating that Samsung is looking into developing their own brand of Lightning-like ports capable of supporting audio, thus enabling the company to oust the 3.5mm headphone jacks from their impending devices; however, the USB Implementers Forum recently published the Audio Device Class 3.0, which standardizes audio over a USB-C Interface, BGR reported.
This gives audio-makers the standards they need to follow the trend spearheaded by Apple by getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack in their devices and enabling audio via the USB-C port.
According to the documents from the agreement, removing the 3.5mm headphone boosts battery life. Moreover, Engadget reports that the change could also result in enhanced digital audio support and an easier way to carry out voice recognition.
But that's not all! Carting off the 3.5mm headphone jack could enable much slimmer and more water resistant devices in near future. It's important to bear in mind that a USB-C port specification could particularly come in handy for non-mobile devices where port space is in great demand. That being said, this doesn't imply that every OEM will opt for USB-C audio software like trendsetters Apple and Motorola.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date
There's hearsay that the Galaxy S8 is slated to hit the store shelves in 2017, and Samsung is currently focusing on the imminent smartphone's development.
Furthermore, if rumors doing rounds are anything to go by, Samsung 2017's flagship phone will be up for grabs in two iterations bearing product IDs SM-G950 and SM-G955, and codenames "Dream" and "Dream 2."
Samsung's Galaxy S8 will be powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset or the company's own Exynos processor that are both timed with intense speeds.
The Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be a key handset for Samsung. Aside from defining the company's 2017, the next-generation flagship smartphone has to make redress for the Galaxy Note 7′s battery issues. In other words, the Galaxy S8 needs to be dependable, and at the same time uphold a message of innovation and design.
Readers are advised to bear in mind that none of this is officially confirmed by Samsung, and to take this with a grain of salt until the South Korean company either confirms or debunks these rumors.
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