Days after an image of the LG G6 leaked, a new photo of another upcoming Android flagship has surfaced.
A new photo claims to show off both the front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Specifically, this is the larger of the two models, says VentureBeat. This GS8 is said to include a 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and curved edges, as well as a 3500mAh battery.
The smaller Galaxy S8 will reportedly include a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio and curved edges as the larger model. The battery of this version will be smaller, though, measuring in at 3000mAh battery.
The displays on both phones will allegedly include a touch-sensitive portion on the lower part of the display that’ll distinguish between different screen presses, similar to Apple’s 3D Touch functionality.
Both phones are expected to include a 12-megapixel rear camera with a visual search feature, an 8-megapixel front camera, and an iris scanner. Because Samsung opted not to use a physical home button on the GS8, the fingerprint reader has moved to the back of the phone, next to the rear camera.
Samsung will also include Bixby, its new virtual assistant that can be activated by pressing the dedicated button on the side of the phone. Bixby is said to be more advanced than some of the other digital assistants on the market, with the ability to handle multi-step instructions.
Another rumored feature of the GS8 is the Samsung DeX. With this feature, you’ll be able to plug the Galaxy S8 into an HDMI dock and connect it to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to get a desktop version of Android.
Rounding out the Galaxy S8’s rumored feature set is 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD Slot, USB Type-C, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung is reportedly planning to include a Snapdragon 835 processor in some models of the phone and an Exynos chipset in others.
Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S8 on March 29, says today’s report. There’s no word on when the GS8 might launch in the US, but a European launch is allegedly happening on April 21, with pricing set at €799 ($854 USD) for the 5.8-inch model and €899 ($962 USD) for the larger 6.2-inch version.
According to today’s report, Samsung has quite a few changes in store for the Galaxy S8. Some of those will likely be welcomed, like the inclusion of USB Type-C, but others might frustrate some folks, like the lack of a flat screen model. We’ll just have to wait until Samsung officially launches the GS8 before we know exactly how they handle and perform.
What do you think of the Galaxy S8 based on today’s leak? Are you looking forward to Samsung’s next big thing?