Samsung lumps in with Pirates for new Galaxy S8 special edition

Samsung's next flagship will be the Galaxy Note 8, and that's hardly a secret.

One of the smaller, yet nifty features Samsung included in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the Always On Display. What's more, the primary takeaway from these reports is that the proposal of a substantially bigger Galaxy Note 8 phablet is by all accounts precise.

Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 use a 4K display? That's an important detail because it indicates that the phone will not launch with Android O out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has just appeared in benchmarks with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, a confirmation that the OS will be released soon. For Samsung devices, since they use the company's renown AMOLED displays, battery drain is not an issue as only the required parts of the inactive screen are lit. And the first takeaway from these sources is that the suggestion of a much larger Galaxy Note 8 device seems to be accurate. Galaxy Note handsets are constantly noteworthy for Samsung, yet the terrible exploding Galaxy Note 7 implies that the arrival of its successor is especially critical for Samsung.

Other changes also may be debated, such as whether Samsung will withdraw the headphone jack, or whether the company will be able to increase the phone's battery capacity from the last generation. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to feature a dual camera at the back, similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus, but instead of a horizontal setup, it could be vertical.

The limited edition model looks like the regular Galaxy S8 from the outside. Although there is no official release date yet, the specs of Galaxy Note 8 have been spreading over the internet. That said, we're not sure whether the Pirates of the Caribbean Edition Galaxy S8 will release in the US. Even the last year's Galaxy J5 Prime and J7 Prime also came with the same button placement.

If own a Samsung device with the AOD feature, you can install the Always On Display by going to the Google Play Store.

  • Carolyn Briggs