Samsung Galaxy S8 'maybe' feature facial-recognition for mobile payments

Pablo Tucker
March 20, 2017

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are said to be retailed beginning April 2017.

According to previous leaks, the standard Galaxy S8 would feature a 5.8-inch screen while the larger smartphone tagged as the Galaxy S8+ would come with a 6.2-inch display. Meantime, a revamped user experience is expected from the other Samsung Nougat updates, including all the improvements that the Google Android 7.0 brings. It also revealed the images of all the color variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus by a twitter post.

New photos have emerged which appear to show the earphones in the flesh, complete with the sleek design we saw at MWC, and a braided cable in place of a plastic one.

Without further ado, check out the Galaxy S8 AnTuTu benchmark performance in the video below. Only time will tell.

Made possible by cutting down the screen framing, this move will also see Samsung ditch the physical home button, allowing a 5.8-inch display to be squeezed onto a device with a footprint barely any bigger than last year's 5.1-inch S7. And of course, minimal bezels.

The Korean tech giant is expected to introduce the Galaxy S8 with curved displays covering the entire front of the smartphone. Whether or not Samsung opts for the 4K route, akin to Sony's XZ Premium, remains to be seen, but I imagine HDR will be on the cards. Alanna Cotton, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America said that consumers are expecting the tablets they own to evolve and adapt with they busy, not to mention demanding, lives.

We're just over a week away from the scheduled unveiling of Samsung's much hyped new flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S8 - and we probably already know as much as we want to know about it, thanks to countless leaks and analysis.

Regardless, one can assume the Galaxy S8 will improve on the Galaxy S7 in nearly every way. Let us have a peek at the specs of the smartphone.

The Galaxy S8+ will come at 899 Euros which is roughly Rs 63,500.

I'll be updating this article as and when new information becomes available, so stay tuned for more details in the very near future.

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