Samsung Galaxy S8 is just weeks away from being launched, but we already have a few details of what the South Korean company is planning thanks to the MWC 2017-destined Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
Samsung will be attending the MWC 2017 in Barcelona that starts next week Monday, but the Korean company will hold a separate event this weekend (Sunday) in order to give the Galaxy Tab S3 and other devices that will be unveiled a head start before the main event kicks off the following day.
With just days remaining before Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes to life, we have been seeing quite a lot of leaks about the tablet and in fact, some of these leaks are shedding more light on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. From the images, it appears as though we are up against redesigned app icons, something that Roland Quandt, a known tipster, bumped into thanks to the Tab S3 ROM.
In addition to revealing the redesigned Samsung app icons, this Galaxy Tab S3 ROM also gives out details about the much-rumored Bixby AI assistant that is expected to debut with Samsung Galaxy S8. The list of app icons includes a special mention as well as the official logo of Bixby, all but confirming the AI digital assistant’s launch.
Samsung Galaxy S8 redesigned icons (from the Samsung Account app). Including mention and logo of "Bixby" assistant, new "Galaxy" logo etc pic.twitter.com/T6eydckVUr
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 22, 2017
In another separate occurrence, Android Police also reports that an alleged system dump from the Tab S3 reveals a set of images that also give out a few other design aspects of the Galaxy S8. While it is still unclear why Samsung would include such images in the tablet, the images are clear enough to show some of the most controversial features of the S8.
From the images, we can confirm that Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, similar to what has been said before. There’s no physical home button and navigation buttons, instead, they’ll now appear on-screen, but keep the same arrangement as the physical buttons rather than adopt Google’s style. The bezel on the bottom is very small, just like what was revealed recently via the Secure Folder app meant for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Android Police goes further to shed some light on the Samsung DeX dock that will accompany the flagship, enabling users to turn it into a desktop. From the image, it looks pretty neat and apparently, it will be flipped open in order to dock your phone and to connect to a monitor is an HDMI port on the rear.
We should know more details about all these come March 29, which is when Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled.