Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 is doing various rounds of leaks and rumours. Latest leak suggests that the smartphone may come with Continuum like feature, that was introduced with Windows 10 for the Lumia 950/950XL smartphones.
For those uninitiated, Continuum feature on Windows 10 allows users to turn their smartphone into a PC, when connected to a portable dock. An external display, a keyboard, and a mouse may also be plugged alongside to output a complete desktop experience, essentially making the phone an ultra-portable PC.
According to a report by All About Windows Phone, Samsung might be planning to bring something similar to the Continuum in its upcoming flagship. A leaked slideshow from Samsung shows a wired connection between the smartphone and the display.
Samsung Desktop Experience has been dubbed as the ‘Next Mobile Workspace’ in the slide, and will be allowing multitasking on an Extended Workspace (desktop screen) while also being connected to a keyboard and mouse. While the display will be directly tethered to the phone, the keyboard and mouse might be wirelessly connected to the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is already tipped to house an AI-powered virtual assistant, pressure-sensitive display, 6GB RAM, 256GB of inbuilt storage, Snapdragon 835 SoC or in-house Exynos 9 series SoC. It is expected to sport a dual camera module on the rear side, an optical fingerprint sensor and come in two screen size variants – 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch. It is also rumoured to sport a bezel-less 4K (2160 x 3840 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
However, there is no official word from Samsung about the Continuum-like feature yet. So, you are advised to take this report with a pinch of salt. Stay tuned for more updates!