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Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything we know so far

By Cookie Monster - 26 Mar 2017

Front-facing camera, Beast Mode, Bluetooth 5

10. ) Other minor improvements 

The Galaxy S8 might come with several minor improvements in the front camera, Bluetooth connectivity and performance.

As Samsung is one of the members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the Galaxy S8 could very well be the first phone to come with Bluetooth 5. The latest Bluetooth standard delivers up to twice the speed and four times the range of Bluetooth 4 with no increase in power consumption. The better compatibility with other wireless signals could place the Galaxy S8 in a good position for Internet of Things (IoT). 

With the rear camera rated as one of the best in the industry, it's time for Samsung to focus on the front-facing camera. ETNews claimed that the Galaxy S8 would have a front-facing camera with autofocus. This would mean better selfies for Galaxy S8 users. 

The Galaxy S8 is also likely to sport a new speed and performance enhancing program, Beast Mode. Samsung has filed trademark applications for this mode in the E.U and the U.S.

As for Samsung Pay, the Galaxy S8 could bring forth an era of using facial recognition to authenticate mobile payments. Bloomberg reported that Samsung will integrate fingerprint, iris and facial detection to authenticate payments. The feature may not be ready at launch, but Samsung is said to be working with banks for mass adoption in the next few months.