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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ leaked in new hands-on video; here's everything we know so far

The new Samsung flagships will be launched on March 29.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ leak

We have come across plenty of leaks and rumors about the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 but in a first, hands-on video of the flagship device has been leaked online. The less than one-minute video shows off both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in all their dual-curved glory. In tune with earlier reports, both the variants feature the spilling display and do away with any physical home button. While this video doesn t reveal the features of the smartphones, a second video published by retailer MobileFun, shows the phones being actually operated. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP

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The latest videos confirm previous reports about the upcoming flagships featuring a new design and doing away with physical home button. One of the interesting bits here is that the larger of the two Galaxy S8+ comes with an Always-On display. It is worth mentioning that the always-on feature is for the entire display and not in the form of a thin strip as seen on the LG V20 or the newer HTC U Ultra. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed

Additionally, instead of the physical home button, there are soft keys placed on the display. Now, this brings us to the question about a fingerprint sensor. The video shows off the device with its backcover on, thereby hiding the rear panel. It is possible that the fingerprint sensor is actually repositioned to the back.

However, if earlier rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy S8 could also come with an iris scanner for biometric authentication. Given the slim form factor and the absence of the home button, it is very much likely that the new flagships indeed come with the said feature. Furthermore, the power key is on the right side of the device while the volume controllers are on the left. There is no headphone jack either, indicating the Type-C based smartphones will support audio through the same reversible port for charging, audio, and data transfer. ALSO READ: Galaxy S8 to be unveiled at Samsung s Unpacked event on March 29; here s everything we know so far

While one video shows off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in a glossy black finish, the second video gives a peek into a golden finish.

The upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to be major upgrades over their predecessors. What also adds to these being one of the biggest launches this year is because Samsung s reputation is at stake after the Note 7 blunder and the upcoming flagships are said to play a major role in damage control and winning consumer trust back.

Samsung recently officially confirmed that its next flagship Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29 at an event in New York City and London. Although the company hasn t specifically mentioned if it will also launch the larger Galaxy S8+ version, but following the latest videos being leaked, it seems that the launch is imminent.

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ features and specifications

To put into perspective, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a is likely expected to sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD display while the Galaxy S8+ could boast a 6.2-inch display. Under the hood, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are likely to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC or Samsung s own Exynos 8895 SoC, depending on the region. The smaller model is speculated to pack in 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the Plus variant is likely to include 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.

For photography, both the phones are expected to come with a 12-megapixel dual pixel rear camera, along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera with auto-focus feature. Another highlight with this year s Samsung flagships is that they will be the first smartphones to come powered with Samsung s own Bixby voice assistant. On the software front, both smartphones are likely to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with a layer of TouchWiz UI on top.

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  • Published Date: February 28, 2017 11:55 AM IST
  • Updated Date: February 28, 2017 11:56 AM IST


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