As we are heading towards the launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, rumours mills are working non-stop to provide us with the latest leaks and rumours about the upcoming device. And the recent rounds of leaks hints towards the pricing and availability of the device.
According to a tipster Ricciolo, the company might launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 for Euro 849 (approx. Rs 61,643), while the Plus model will come with a price tag of whopping Euro 700 (approx. Rs 68,904). The tipster further reveals that the smartphone might be introduced on March 29th and is expected to available during the 17th week of this year, which means we can expect the device to hit the shelves anywhere from April 24th to April 30th.
The tipster further states that a ‘little birdy’ has told that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is ready and the company might showcase the device during the Mobile World Congress, though it will be showcased to only select people.
Previously, a reported by ET News highlights that the company might introduce a new autofocus feature for its front-facing camera. If this is true then front-facing camera will be able to focus more clearly on subjects. The report further adds that the camera will come with an autofocus actuator, a module that will automatically identify the focal distance between the subject and the lens. The company is also rumoured to adopt iris recognition module, which we saw in the Galaxy Note 7.
Rounding up other rumours, the company might add a new virtual assistant known as Bixby in most of its native applications which come pre-installed on the device. Bixby (for male) and Kestra (for female) is rumoured to be Samsung’s own AI-enabled digital voice assistant which will compete for a neck to neck with Google Assistant and Siri. The company is also rumoured to add dual-camera setup on the Plus variant and it might come with an external S Pen stylus.
As for the specs, it is likely to come with a whopping 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, optical fingerprint sensor embedded in the display, a 90 percent body-to-screen ratio, Bluetooth 5.0 and a UFS 2.1 flash storage chip. Other than this, it is also reported that Samsung might ditch the traditional audio jack for a new USB Type-C port instead.