If the latest reports coming from South Korea are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus’ designs and specs have now been finalized.
This is according to a report by Android Soul, a website notorious with early access to sensitive information about smartphones. As it is, several rumors that have been doing rounds will be turning true, among them the missing physical home button.
It has been said before that Samsung is working on ditching the home button on its new handsets and it appears that this will indeed be happening. If this is true, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be the first Sammy phones to feature an on-screen home button. The physical home button usually occupies a significant amount of space that results in a similarly significant bottom bezel size. As a result of this change, the new rumor says that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will grow in size as far as the display is concerned.
Where the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in with a 5.7-inch display screen, the Plus sized variant will ship with a 6-2inch screen. Unlike before, the fingerprint scanner will reportedly be placed on the back of the phones, but it is only the latter that will receive a dual-lens camera on the back panel. This is not the first time we’ve heard stories about these screen sizes for the two phones, nonetheless, it appears that Samsung is ready to do away with the smaller screens of 5.1 and 5.5 inches used on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, respectively.
Like last year, expect to see Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets powered by two different processors from Qualcomm and Samsung itself. A Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 are on the cards, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. With the Korean tech giant having recently released its first 6GB RAM phone in Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, all eyes are on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to be next line to come with this huge RAM.
Be informed that these are just rumors and not an official communication from Samsung. As such, take the news with a grain of salt, at least until Samsung comes out with any form of communication.