Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs & features: 'Samsung Desktop Experience' to allow users access key content on Windows 10 PC

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Terry Myerson, Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group speaks about Microsoft's Windows 10 "Creators Update" at a live Microsoft event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 26, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

If latest reports are to be believed, a slideshow presentation reportedly from Samsung has shown the Samsung Galaxy S8 device connected to a PC via a cable. It also shows access to Galaxy S8’s folder and apps and also user interface options. This has led many to believe that the smartphone will be borrowing one of the best features from Windows 10 iOS when released sometime later in 2017.

According to Express.co.uk, this leak suggests that Samsung Galaxy S8 users will be able to access key content from their mobiles on their Windows 10 PC. If the information is correct, it will place the Galaxy S8 handset at par with Windows 10 iOS Continuum mode where users can plug their phones into a monitor for a desktop-type experience. This new Samsung Galaxy S8 feature has been named the “Samsung Desktop Experience.”

The feature will allow users to open multiple windows both on their phones as well as their PCS at the same time. It is difficult to ascertain at this stage whether the Galaxy S*’s compatibility with Windows 10 iOS Continuum mode will allow full mirroring between Windows 10 PC and Galaxy S8 or whether the two will function separately at the same time. It has also been reported that Samsung is aiming at a major design overhaul for Galaxy S8, similar to iPhone 8.

Samsung may also be favouring software navigation keys by removing the physical keys at the Samsung Galaxy S8’s front, the capacitive as well as the Home button. The smartphone maker could be doing this to reduce the bezel size at the bottom of the smartphone. This will enable the South Korean tech giant to go for an edge-to-edge high-resolution display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 handset is expected to be released with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch dual-curved display.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset.

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