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Check out the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Check out the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

by Karl Anthony RodilJanuary 27, 2017
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The new Samsung flagship is almost here, but it’s going to come a little bit later than usual.

A new report from VentureBeat recently revealed that Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy S8 on March 29, 2017. It also gave to us the very first photo of the upcoming device. The back of the device looks pretty much like the Galaxy S7 with the exception being that the fingerprint scanner being on the back now.

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The front, however, is a completely different story as they have the new “infinity display” which basically takes up the entire front side of the phone. This means that the phone will no longer have Samsung’s signature Home button and two capacitive back and recent button.

It was also revealed that although the phone will remain the same size, the screen will be much larger as it will now be sporting a 5.8-inch QHD AMOLED display (6.2 inches for the larger model), which is larger even than the Galaxy Note’s 5.7-inch display.

The phone will also come with a 12-megapixel f/1.7 camera, and a 8-megapixel f/1.7 front camera, which is pretty much the same as the S7 but will gain new software features. It will also have an Iris Scanner which was first seen in the doomed Galaxy Note 7.

It will either be running on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 or an equivalent Samsung Exynos chip, depending on where you buy the device.

Samsung’s own version of the personal assistant, which is reportedly called Bixby,  will also be making an appearance on the device, as the phone will also have a dedicated button to launch it. VentureBeat claims Bixby is “said to be able to handle more complex commands than its competitors.” The phone will also be coming with, first for the flagship line, a USB-C port.

Without a doubt, the company has used a lot of resources to not only make sure that the device will be top of the line, but to also make sure to take the right precautions to make sure they avoid another Note 7 fiasco.

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