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Samsung Galaxy S8 alleged render hints at a possible flat-display variant

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled on March 29, followed by a launch in April.

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This past week we have been bombarded with information surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S8. With the official confirmation of Samsung not launching the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, the smartphone is now expected to be unveiled on March 29 and will hit international markets on April 21. Just yesterday, we were treated to the first-ever alleged live photos of the Galaxy S8 revealing the look and design of the smartphone. A new leaked render has now been spotted online alleging to show what the Galaxy S8 will actually look like. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series India variants might be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC

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The latest leaked render of the Galaxy S8 comes from Slash Leaks (spotted by GSMArena). The Galaxy S8 is seen sporting what looks like a Blue Coral color. Beginning with the front side of the smartphone, the Galaxy S8 in comparison with the one in the alleged live images, show a different design. The Galaxy S8 in the live images was seen sporting bezel-less display, but the leaked renders reveal the presence of the selfie camera lens above the display. The lower part of the display also shows the presence of bezel but without a Home button. This could either be one of the rumored variants with a flat display, or maybe a fake render.

The back of the smartphone though sports the same design as the live image. The camera lens is placed at the top centre along with the fingerprint scanner located next to it. The Samsung logo is also seen located below the camera lens. Three buttons allotted on the left side of the smartphone could take the role of the power button, and volume rocker. ALSO READ: This is the Samsung Galaxy S8: Launch date, price, specifications and features revealed

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

Referring to the previous leaks and rumors of the Galaxy S8,the smartphone is expected to be launched in two display variants of 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches. The processor in the Galaxy S8 will vary depending upon the region, with one running the company s own Exynos 8895 chipset and the other running Qualcomm s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. In terms of RAM and storage, the Galaxy S8 is said to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with an option to expand the storage up to 256GB via microSD card.

For power, the two variants of the Galaxy S8 is said to use a 3,000mAh battery and a 3,500mAh battery. For connectivity, the Galaxy S8 will come with a USB Type-C port. In the photography department, the Galaxy S8 could feature a dual-camera setup at the back. However, some reports suggest that the smartphone will stick with the 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. Up front, the smartphone is said to house an 8-megapixel selfie camera which would be complemented with autofocus and iris scanner.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 s highlight among other things, would be the AI assistant dubbed Bixby, and a Continuum-like desktop feature. The Galaxy S8 is said to feature a dedicated button on the side which will launch Bixby, and which is visible also in the leaked renders. The Galaxy S8 could also come with a dock called DeX which will allow one to use the smartphone as a desktop by connecting it to a monitor and keyboard. This feature is expected to be similar to Microsoft Window s Continuum feature. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with infinity display , Continuum-like desktop feature: Report

In terms of pricing, the Galaxy S8 will most likely cost more that the Galaxy S7. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 variant could be priced at 799 (Rs 58,100 approximately),and the 6.2-inch variant could be placed around 899 (Rs 65,400 approximately).

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  • Published Date: January 28, 2017 1:39 PM IST

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