Samsung s forthcoming Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year and most probably one of the worst kept secrets as well. Ahead of the official launch, speculated to happen in March, a number of leaks and rumors have left very little to the imagination. From renders to details about its specifications and features, we already have quite a bit information about the smartphone. Now, we have come across what s claimed to be the live images of the Galaxy S8. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsAppAlso Read - Galaxy S21 FE flaunts itself again on benchmark, reveals RAM for high-end Samsung model
Listed by a Chinese case manufacturer, the live images don t reveal anything new and corroborates previous rumors about the smartphone. According to the live images, the smartphone has the dual-curved display with sensors, front camera and what appears to be iris scanner up front. There is no home button on the front, hence further adding fuel to speculations that the fingerprint scanner will be placed at the back. On the bottom, the smartphone houses USB Type-C, speaker grille, and 3.5mm jack. Samsung is clearly not joining the ongoing trend of removing the 3.5mm audio jack and rely on USB Type-C port for audio.
Samsung Galaxy S8 price
The Galaxy S8 is believed to be launch at a higher price tag as compared to the Galaxy S7. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 variant is expected to be priced around 799 which is approximately Rs 58,100, while the 6.2-inch variant will come with price tag of 899, which totals to Rs 65,400 approximately.
Another interesting feature that the Galaxy S8 is said to launch with is the Samsung s digital assistance Bixby, which is Samsung s take on Apple s Siri and Google s Assistant. Bixby will support seven to eight different languages, including English, Korean and Chinese. According to rumors so far, Bixby will allow users to conduct virtual searches through built-in optical character recognition, capable of recognizing text, images and identify objects when the camera is pointed at them. The assistant will also said to extend support to Samsung s mobile payment system, Samsung Pay. It is expected to let users make online payments.
Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications
The smartphone is rumored to be available in multiple screen sizes. According to recent rumors, the smartphone will be launched with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch display sizes with the larger variant being called Galaxy S8 Plus . The smartphone is likely to be powered by Samsung s in-house Exynos 8895 processor or Qualcomm s top-end Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The bigger variant is likely to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
On the camera front, the smartphone is said to sport a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.7 aperture. Up front, the Galaxy S8 could sport an 8-megapixel selfie camera which is said to come with auto-focus. The Galaxy S8 will be armed with a 3,250mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S8 will have USB Type-C port, and unlike Apple s iPhones, the 3.5mm audio jack will remain. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Sony batteries: Report
While there is no way to authenticate the rumors leaked so far, Samsung is due to launch two models of its flagship smartphone next month the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 Plus is said to feature a 6.2-inch QHD display which will be the biggest display on any Samsung phone so far.
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