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New Galaxy S8 hands-on picture surfaces online

by Josh Levenson | March 10, 2017March 10, 2017 9:00 am PDT

Another hands-on picture of the Galaxy S8 has surfaced online. Unfortunately, only the front of the handset is visible in this latest leak. Although, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since we’ve already seen the unit from all angles… multiple times.

As you’d expect, this image doesn’t reveal any differences in design. The Galaxy S8 still appears to sport a curved Infinity Display, complete with an on-screen home button to compensate for Samsung’s decision to ditch the physical key.

But what about the fingerprint scanner?

Since it’s removed the traditional home button in favor of a set of three software keys, Samsung is believed to have moved the fingerprint scanner to arguably the least convenient place — the back of the device.

However, a recent report claims that the firm is developing a super-fast face recognition feature that should save users from having to stretch when they want to unlock their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus with one hand.

Specs, specs, specs

With regards to specifications, the Galaxy S8 is rumored to pack a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU, a 12MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP selfie shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is said to ship with almost identical internals, with the main differences being a slightly larger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panel and a beefier 3,500mAh cell.

Put this date in your diary

If you’re growing tiresome of the slew of leaks appearing on the internet each week, you’ll be pleased to hear (if you haven’t already) that Samsung will finally take the wraps off the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at a dedicated event on March 29.

Sadly, an exact launch date remains unknown. Speculation suggests that it’ll go on sale on April 21. While that’s far from confirmed, it certainly seems feasible as it usually takes around two-to-four weeks from the time of announcement for a handset to hit the shelves.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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