Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus surface in renders


A handful of renders and 360-degree video of Samsung's upcoming flagship, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has hit the interwebs courtesy of GearIndia/OnLeaks, giving us a close look of Samsung's upcoming hot property.

The new renders reveal that Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will feature all screen design with curved display and slim bezels on top and bottom. The usually placed home button/fingerprint sensor is getting an axe. With the Galaxy S8, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back, next to the main camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 duo will flaunt metal frames and glass panels and have a thickness of 8mm. It will also get  a physical key on right side, which is believed to be dedicated button for Samsung's upcoming voice assistant, Bixby.

Apple, Motorola and HTC have ditched 3.5mm audio jack on their latest flagship offering. However, Samsung is not taking any risk with the Galaxy S8, and will retain the 3.5mm audio jack. It will also have USB Type-C port and an Iris scanner.

According to reports the Galaxy S8 will feature 5.8-inch , and the Galaxy S8 Plus will have a bigger 6.2-inch display, both flaunting dual-edges. The duo will be powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and come with waterproof body, microSD card slot and Microsoft's Continuum like capabilities with the Dex dock.






Possible Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus specifications
Screen: 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch (Galaxy S8), 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch (Galaxy S8 Plus), dual curved Super AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Primary Camera: 12MP, dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, f/1.7, OIS, Auto HDR, and 4K video recording
Secondary Camera: 8MP, autofocus, f/1.7, and QHD video recording
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895/Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory & Storage: 4GB/6GB, 64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 256GB)
Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Samsung Pay, USB 3.0 Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack
Security: Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Scanner, Samsung KNOX, and Samsung Pass
Battery: 3,250mAh (Galaxy S8) and 3,750mAh (Galaxy S8 Plus), Adaptive Fast Charging, and Fast Wireless Charging
If rumors are to be believed, the Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on March 29 in New York. The Galaxy S8 is expected to start at around $650 to $700 (Rs. 44,000 to Rs. 47,000) for the base model, While the Galaxy S8 Plus will be priced between $750 and $800 (Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 54,000).

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