Samsung Galaxy S8 already sits at the top of the most rumoured smartphones of this year so far. Another leak from a Twitter user named Benjamin Geskin reveals the concept render of the device which is based on all the previous rumours. Geskin is known to leak out renders which are pretty close to the final design and this might be no different.
As per the new render, most of the front panel of the Galaxy S8 is covered with the previously rumoured 5.8-inch display with no capacitive or physical buttons. The Samsung branding is missing as well, however, Evan Blass (@eveleaks) claims that the top 1/4 of the front screen will be hard-coded to display ‘SAMSUNG’.
Apart from this, the new S8 will house a dedicated button for its AI-based voice assistant named Bixby while the power button and volume rockers sit on the left. What does not looks promising is the position of the fingerprint scanner. As per the render leaked by Geskin, the fingerprint scanner lies at the back of the device just next to the camera module, which in our opinion, is not an ideal position. Whereas, Evan Blass claims that the fingerprint scanner will be moved to the top of the camera module which will further make it difficult to reach. In both the cases, users will have to adjust their finger a bit in order to access the fingerprint sensor.
Rounding up latest rumours about the specifications, the next-gen Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two variants, a 5.8-inch and a 6.2-inch variant both of which will sport a QHD Super AMOLED display coming in with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. On the inside, the South Korean giant is expected to pack in either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC or it’s own home-grown Exynos chip. Interestingly, the device is expected to come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For the optics, both the variants will come with a 12-megapixel rear facing camera with f/1.7 aperture and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The camera is said to come with a bunch of new features including the recently rumoured visual search capability. For the battery, the 5.8-inch variant is likely to come with 3000 mAh battery while the 6.2-inch variant will house a 3500 mAh battery. Contrary to previous rumours, the Galaxy S8 will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Regarding the price and launch, the official unveiling is expected to take place on March 29 with the release scheduled for sometime in April. The 5.8-inch variant is expected to sell for Euro 799 (approx. Rs 58,000) while the 6.2-inch variant will sell for Euro 899 (approx. Rs 65,000).