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Samsung Galaxy S8 to ditch physical home button, Plus variant to boast a dual-camera setup

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New DelhiLast updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

According to the leak coming out from South Korea, the company have made a prototype as well, which has been sent to their CEO and Vice Chairman.
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If the latest rumours are believed to be true then Samsung has finalised the specs as well as the design for the upcoming flagship devices i.e. the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. According to the leak coming out from South Korea, the company has sent the possible final prototype of the device, to their CEO and Vice Chairman.
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The report further adds that the flagship device will be the first to ditch a physical home button in the Samsung lineup. This is in line with previous rumours which claimed that the company will scrap the physical home button. Further, multiple reports also reveal that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the rear panel. Also, it is also reported that the Galaxy S8 will not feature a dual camera setup due to some cost constraints and only the Plus variant will sport a dual-camera setup just like we saw with last year's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The report also reveals that the Galaxy S8 will come with a 5.7-inch screen, while the S8 Plus will sport a 6.2-inch display. As per the recent report by SamMobile, Samsung is expected to launch the flagship device sometime in April, 18th April to be precise. This is in line with another rumour that describes that the company has set an initial production target of 10 million units for the upcoming device, which will start in March.

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 bring a Plus variant with a 6-inch display which will 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.
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