Samsung Galaxy S8 is being pegged as the South Korean company’s comeback phone and while officially the company is mum about it, there are fresh reports that claim that the smartphone will be unveiled in March his year followed by a launch in April and will come in two size variants.
According to The Guardian, it has found out from well-placed sources that the S8 will have a large ‘infinity’ display and both the variants will sport a dual-edge curved display. Previous reports from other sources have suggested 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch variants of the Galaxy S8 and The Guardian’s latest report sits in line with those rumours.
Furthermore, the report adds that both the devices will sport a dual-edge display, putting an end to the flat screen variant trend altogether. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 had a flat screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge exclusively sported a dual-edged screen.
The report also indicates that the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back thereby contradicting previous reports that the S8 will have an on-display optical fingerprint sensor. The camera is tipped to have the same ‘duo pixel’ setup as the Galaxy S7. The report goes to the extent of revealing that the camera will be able to identify objects in its frame, a feature that arrives thanks to the rumoured new assistant Bixby. Apparently, Bixby will work with native apps to enhance performance.
Further, both the variants of the Galaxy S8 will 64GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD slot (up to 256GB). The 3.5mm audio jack is not going anywhere, and the smartphones will be introduced with several accessories like a dock to convert the device into a mini-Android computer.
A new service called DeX will be introduced, that will allow the Galaxy S8 to connect to a monitor, keyboard, and other peripherals. The report claims that the smartphone will have USB Type-C port, and a new version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset and Gear 360 camera will also be launched alongside. Finally, the report claims that the device will go on sale on April 21, and be launched sometime late in March. The rumoured date for unveil is March 29.