The soon to arrive Samsung Galaxy S8 may take one of the premium features from Windows 10, when it releases its new product to the market later in the year. Claims come from a recent report indicating that users will have the capacity to access information on their Samsung device, via Windows 10.
The Samsung Galaxy 7 did not incorporate mini-HDMI compatibility in its device (where other smartphone versions did) meaning that users were restricted when connecting to a PC. If the rumoured features are correct then the new Samsung device will be comparable to Windows 10 iOS Continuum mode, giving users the opportunity to connect their phone to a PC monitor – creating an authentic desktop experience.
A newly available presentation apparently sourced from Samsung has a number of slides which give user the chance to see the Galaxy S8 with a PC connection that shows the interface and folders/apps appear on screen. Described as the “Samsung Desktop Experience”, it seems that the new feature is capable of allowing the opening of a number of windows on the PC and phone simultaneously. The presentation doesn’t make clear whether the interchangeable feature allows for full mirroring between device and PC or whether they could operate separately at the same time.
The most recent Samsung Galaxy S8 report derives from AAWP, who explain: “There are several interesting things here, assuming that all this is for the Galaxy S8 and is going to be a real shipping ‘experience’.
“Now, we’ve been able to connect smartphones directly to monitors in the past (e.g. here), but this is the first time that I’ve seen a non-Windows smartphone expand with a full desktop experience, multi-windowing, and so on.”
It may be an idea not to take the most recent report as fact due to its unverified source and the appearance of the device used being different to that of the S8 design.
Similar to iPhone 8, Samsung is reportedly preparing to significantly alter its current design in the future.
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