It’s now less than two weeks to the March 29 event where Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be unveiled, but so far there’re few details that are yet to be disclosed about the two phones.
It has become a norm that leaks about Samsung Galaxy S8 keep coming out on a daily basis. We recently heard that the South Korean tech giant has plans to use a pressure-sensitive home button on the Galaxy S8 and turn to a full-blown 3D Touch-like button with the Galaxy Note 8 and today, we have a new set of leaks and rumors as well.
According to reports coming from China, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ variants in this market will ship with up to 6GB RAM. It is not the first time we’re hearing about this rumor, but it is now increasingly becoming evident that this 6GB RAM variant could remain exclusive to the Chinese market. One obvious reason for doing this would be to match the local competition, where there are plenty of phones with this amount of RAM and even more.
Still, this doesn’t mean that folks in China won’t be able to get their hands on the 4GB RAM variant, but it means that other markets will only have to do with this model, which will also come with a smaller 64GB storage as compared to the 128GB touted for the 6GB RAM model.
Since Samsung Galaxy S8 will ditch the physical home button, the fingerprint scanner will be moved to the back. To support this biometric recognition feature will be an iris scanner on the front panel. According to reports, Samsung will improve the accuracy of this feature by including support for facial recognition to the S8 twins. It gets even better as incoming reports claim that this facial recognition feature will be supported on Samsung Pay as far as authentication is concerned.
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Samsung is expanding the reach of its mobile payment platform and it wants consumers of this technology to have the most secure environments for conducting their transactions. With facial recognition, iris scanning and fingerprint scanning, you’ll have three of the most secure options on earth.
Apparently, this facial recognition support for Samsung Pay users will not be available when the company unveils Samsung Galaxy S8 at the end of this month. But according to Bloomberg, which has more details on this matter, the technology will be released in the months following the release of the phones.
Last but not least, Samsung has made it official that the Galaxy S8 will be available for purchase this April, but there’s no specific date. Recent reports have pointed towards an April 28th release date, with Korean pre-orders scheduled for April 7th, but none of these is mentioned in the official event poster.