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Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a headphone jack, desktop dock, and a rear fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a headphone jack, desktop dock, and a rear fingerprint scanner.

by Karl Anthony RodilJanuary 26, 2017
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Anyone else ready for Samsung’s new phone?

A new report from The Guardian has shared to us new information on the upcoming Samsung flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8, which will allegedly be announced in late March this year and will subsequently start shipping to stores in April.

The Galaxy S8 will come in 2 sizes, both will be within 5 inches to 6 inches in size. Also, both models will have an almost bezel-less, edge to edge, “Infinity” display. Both versions of the phone will also have screens that curve down the left and the right side of the phone.

With the device having almost no bezels, you might be thinking about where the fingerprint scanner is, and the answer to that is that they moved it to the back of the device, similar to other Android phones like the Google Pixel and the LG G5.

But the biggest story here is that the new flagship device will have the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, which contradicts reports from December that say that it would not.

The article also confirmed that the new phone will also have the new iris scanning feature which was launched on the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. This feature will allow users to unlock their phones and authenticate purchases with the use of only their eyes.

Pictures will also be slightly better on the new phone as it will have a “duo-pixel” camera, similar to the one that came with the S7 but with incremental improvements to image quality. To store these pictures, the phone will also come with 64gb built in, as well as expandable storage via the use of MicroSD cards with support to up to 256gb cards.

Other features of the new device include the use of USB-C, and the use of the new Snapdragon 835, and a new feature called the “DeX” dock, which allows the phone to be turned into an Android-based desktop computer. It remains to be seen how the new dock will work as it has, so far, only been seen in the HP Elite x3, which is running on Windows 10.

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