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Samsung S8

Posted by Rich on 1/31/2017 to News
The Galaxy S8 design is getting better defined as we approach the imminent launch. VentureBeat has posted what appears to be the first live photo leak of the Galaxy S8. The image confirms and debunks some key details about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone that have been reiterated in rumors and reports. 

There will be two models of the Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy 8 handsets will have the dual-edge curved display covering 83 percent of the handset’s front panel. 

The Galaxy S8 is going to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and the report adds that it’s going to feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. A battery size of 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch model respectively.  The 6GB is not mentioned for the launch, but rumors still persist that it may come later as an option. 

The images show a USB Type-C port, standard 3.5mm headphone jack and that the physical home button has been removed. The fingerprint sensor has been positioned alongside the camera on the back.

The 12-megapixel (f1.7) rear and 8-megapixel (f1.7) front cameras are reportedly will have the same resolution as the Galaxy S7.  The rear camera reportedly has a new visual search feature with icons being displayed on the screen that enable users to indicate the type of search to be performed. This capability can be used for Optical Character Recognition-enabled web searches and other tasks. The sensor alongside the front camera will provide iris scanning functionality like the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung is reportedly going to launch the Galaxy S8 at a special event in New York on March 29, with the public release in April. The Galaxy S8 models reportedly will cost 11-12% more than the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

Alongside the Galaxy 8 launch Samsung is expected to launch the new Samsung Level In ANC wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancelling feature alongside the Galaxy S8. Samsung claims they can reduce ambient noise by up to 20db for a more immersive listening experience. They also have a new feature called “Talk-in Mode” which enables users to hear outside sound so that they’re able to hear when someone calls their name. They will reportedly come in red, green, black and silver colors.  Samsung already sells wired in ear Level In ANC headphones introduced last year and Gear IconX wireless headphones.