Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to lack 3.5 headphone jack and home button

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be quite a phone

The rumor mill is on fire this week, spitting info nugget after info nugget about the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship.

Yesterday, we told you the phone might be the first S phone in the lineup to arrive with Harman branded stereo speakers. Well here’s more rumors related to the supposedly ginormous phablet.

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According to info coming out of Sam Mobile, the Galaxy S8 will come without the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack just like the HTC Bolt, which means you will need a USB Type-C adapter in order to use your older headphones with the device. Samsung might provide one for free anyway with the Galaxy S8 bundle.

Removing the headphone jack will allow Samsung to make the phablet thinner, while also making more space for other internal parts like a larger battery.

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Moving along, a second report comes to deny earlier rumors claiming Samsung will use a 4K display for the Galaxy S8. It seems that Samsung will be sticking to 2K for now, however the Super AMOLED panel is going to see some qualitative improvements like consuming less power and longer service life.

The world’s first 4K smartphone was unveiled at IFA 2015 by Sony. However, it seems Samsung is not ready to jump on the same bandwagon just yet, probably due to costs.

We’re also told the Galaxy S8 won’t have a home button anymore, something which will probably please a lot of fans. The fingerprint sensor is said to come embedded within the display.

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Like anticipated, Samsung is trying really hard to make up for the Galaxy Note7 fiasco this year, so expect the Galaxy S8 to be quite reminiscent in looks to the departed phablet. Its screen-to-body ratio is expected to be quite high, as well. Xiaomi Mi MIX high? We’ll have to wait and see.

Other rumors regarding Samsung’s next flagship would have us believe the Galaxy S8 will come bundled with a virtual assistant like Siri or Cortana and a selfie camera with autofocus.

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