As the Samsung Galaxy S8 release date approaches, details about the device are coming together. Most recently, tech informant Evan Blass revealed the first images of the 2017 flagship, alongside a rundown of expected features for the device.
As per Blass’ leak, the Galaxy S8 will likely feature a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel to allow the device to have no home button. Longstanding rumors have suggested Samsung would remove the home button on the Galaxy S8, which typically doubles as the device’s fingerprint scanner. However, the images show what appears to be a square-shaped sensor on the back panel of the Galaxy S8, near the device’s camera lens and flash sensor.
Other reports suggest Samsung will introduce a feature called Samsung DeX for the Galaxy S8, which will allow users to use the device as a computer, similar to the Window’s Continuum feature. Users will be able to connect their smartphones to a computer and project the phone’s home screen as a workspace on their monitor.
Samsung recently confirmed the Galaxy S8 would not be announced during Mobile World Congress in February. Backing up earlier rumors, Blass claims Samsung will host a standalone launch event in New York City March 29 before the Galaxy S8 hits stores on April 21.
Other prospective specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8
5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED displays at 18.5:9 aspect ratio
3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries
4GB of RAM
64GB internal storage
MicroSD expansion up to 256GB
12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7 aperture
8-megapixel front camera, f/1.7 aperture
Samsung DeX computer software
Bixby AI assistant
Force Touch functionality