Now that 2016 is coming to an end, everyone is expecting 2017 to be filled with innovative smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Apple. In fact, the South Korean giant will be the first one to launch a new smartphone during March, while Apple will be releasing their new iPhone in September. With that being said, it’s completely understandable that tech experts everywhere are speculating about what new features those devices will include.
It’s already known that Samsung has to create an almost flawless flagship device in order to clear their name over what happened with the Galaxy Note 7. Rumor has it that Samsung will follow in Apple’s footsteps and remove the 3.5mm audio jack, the only difference being that Samsung will only allow headsets that have USB Type-C ports to connect. On the other hand, Apple is working really hard to make the transition from classical headphones to wireless ones, even going to the lengths of persuading manufacturers to create headphones that use Apple’s lighting port. Nonetheless, the removal of the classical 3.5mm audio jack will only lead to a higher quality of sound.
Multiple reports are pointing out that Samsung will remove the physical Home button and this change will give the Galaxy S8 a complete new look. The South Korean giant is opting instead for a sensor that will placed beneath the glass display or on the back of the device. This wouldn’t be the first time that an Android phone isn’t equipped with a physical home.
Whatever might be the case, we can always expect Samsung to equip their flagship device with only premium hardware and features. We can be sure that once we reach the first quarter of 2017, the South Korean company will release news about additional features.