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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Facial Recognition, Bezel-Less Design And All Else You Need to Know

Sarthak Dogra | @SarthakDogra

Updated: April 21, 2017, 3:13 PM IST
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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Facial Recognition, Bezel-Less Design And All Else You Need to Know
Samsung Electronics said it would launch its next key device in the aftermath of a burning-battery scandal, the Galaxy S8, on March 29. (Image: Reuters)

Samsung Electronics Limited is riding big on its upcoming featured smartphones’ release, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Due to be unveiled at Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ event on March 29 in New York, the phones have since long sparked many rumours which are now doing rounds on the internet.

As per the latest leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are rumoured to come out in three different shades.

The leaks were posted by US Blogger Evan Blass on his twitter account, who is known for leaking details about upcoming smartphones.

The photo posted by Blass shows Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in three colours each: Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver.

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Hours before leaking the pictures, he also posted the prices at which these smartphones can be expected. According to Evan, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched for a price of €799 (~Rs 56,000) whereas, its bigger version, the S8 Plus will be available at a price of €899 (~Rs 62,000).

Earlier, Samsung released a teaser advertisement for the Smartphones which strongly hinted at a bezel-less design. All the other leaked pictures of the smartphone also confirmed the same.

The design also seems to miss out on a physical home-button, a move in which even Apple showed much interest.

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Putting all the other rumours together, the Galaxy S8 is expected to come out with a dual-edge display with 3D touch and a fingerprint scanner at the back, right next to its primary camera.

The smartphone is expected to come with facial recognition technology, a smart-assistant named Bixby (which will act as Samsung’s own Siri), a USB Type-C connectivity, all of this housed in a Water and Dust resistant body just like its predecessor the Galaxy S7 Edge.

On the specifications front, the smartphone can be expected to come with a 5.8-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor, 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 8-megapixel selfie camera.

One aspect that Samsung might keep a check on is the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S8. After the Note 7 Fiasco, Samsung Electronics Limited is in no position to dwell into an experiment with the battery again. This means that the phones might come with a 3,000 mAh battery as compared to the 3,600 mAh battery of the Galaxy S7 Edge.

The interesting question is whether Samsung will ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack, just like Apple. If so, be prepared for a set of high-priced earphones as an additional accessory with the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus will be unveiled on March 29 and as per Evan Blass, are expected to hit the markets on April 28.

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First Published: March 20, 2017, 4:47 PM IST
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