Samsung Galaxy S8's official announcement will carry greater expectations at the simultaneous release of the S8 in London and New York. In addition to the details on the Galaxy S8, reports suggest that there will be new thrilling features such as PC dock for the phone, fast charging, USB-C action, and other oddities in the mobile space.
The highly anticipated device comes with a big, curved screen and has small bezels at the top and bottom. It'll come bezel-less which leaves no room for a physical home button, requiring the device to feature a virtual home button. The rear of the device is said to sport a large camera lens on the back that sits next to the handset's fingerprint reader. Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be equipped with 4GB and there is no confirmation of a bigger 6GB model for Korea and China, which is still thought to be in the process. As for the processor, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be powered by Samsung's Exynos 8895 chipset globally, except for the US, China, and Japan which will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. For the first time, on both models, the fingerprint scanner will support gesture recognition including programmable gestures to open specific apps.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is set feature 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries. It is also expected to come with faster wireless charging, 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage on both models, up from 32GB last year and the microSD slot remains (supporting up to 256GB cards). Moreover, both models come with Dual-band gigabit WiFi support, alongside Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X and LE). The MicroUSB has been replaced by USB Type-C, and lastly, the 3.5mm jack remains.
Additionally, Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with Dex Station, that can transform the smartphones into desktop-friendly operating systems if connected to a monitor just like Windows 10 Continuum. Samsung's latest smartphones are expected to cost around $799 and $899.