Samsung Galaxy S8: no 3.5mm jack, fingerprint embedded in display, ditches PenTile display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled to the general public at the end of February 2017, at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC), but today, some three months before the big event, some interesting details about the phone have surfaced.

There are three big and controversial news about the Galaxy S8: first, it will get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a wireless future, but also to free up space for additional components and / or larger battery; second, it will get rid of the physical home button and replace the fingerprint scanner with an optical finger recognition system built inside the display; third, it will kill the PenTile Diamond pixel arrangement in favor of the traditional RGB color arrangement. The latter will make the screen appear more detailed, while retaining the same 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution.

And yes: the Samsung Galaxy S8 will also have a USB-C port for charging and syncing the device.