Earlier this week, Samsung’s Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin; came out and confirmed that the company was not discontinuing the Galaxy Note Series. He told CNET that the Note series has a lot of loyalists, and the company plans to unveil the Note 8 this year.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be the company’s comeback smartphone, after the Note 7 fires. According to Guardian’s sources, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in two size; 5-inch and 6-inch variants, having a large infinity display, and will sport a dual-edge curved display putting the flat screen variant trend to rest. The predecessor of the Galaxy S-series; Samsung Galaxy S7 had a flat screen and it will be the last to have it.
However, some rumors still claim that the flagship will come in 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch size variants.
The fingerprint sensor goes at the back, and the camera is tipped to have the same ‘duo pixel’ setup as the Galaxy S7 and will be able to identify objects in its frame, a feature that arrives thanks to the rumored new assistant Bixby.
Both the variants will sport 64GB of inbuilt storage with an expandable slot of a microSD slot up to 256GB, USB Type-C port, and a new version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset and Gear 360 camera will also be launched alongside.
The smartphones will also be launched without the 3.5mm audio jack as they are introduced to a new service called DeX that will allow the phones to connect to peripherals.
The smartphones will be launched sometime in March and will go on sale on April 21st.