Android users are gearing up for the much-anticipated March 29 unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and the latest internet leaks are only adding to the suspense.
Here are the hottest Galaxy S8 leaks making noise in the tech community right now:
According to a recent report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities — one of the most reliable analysts in the tech world — there will be two sizes for the Galaxy S8, the S8 and the S8+. One model will have a 5.8-inch display while the other will have a 6.2-inch display. Both, according to Kuo, are said to be OLED and feature WQHD+ resolutions of 2960×2400.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have larger display screens than any of the previous generation models. From BGR.com: “The smaller Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch screen stuffed into a phone that’s just a bit larger than Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 7, and the Galaxy S8+ will cram a massive 6.2-inch display into a phone that’s roughly the same size as the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.”
No more home button on the front
According to Mashable, new leaked images reveal the new device won’t have a home button on the front of the phones, but will include a virtual home button that works the same way.
Unlock with iris scan
Just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have an iris scanner for users to unlock their devices with an eye scan.
3D-curved cover glass
Both devices will have Samsung’s 3D-curved cover glass, Kuo said.
New desktop feature
BRG.com reported that the new models will come with a cool new feature allowing users to plug their phones into a dock, connect them to a big screen monitor and run Android apps on a desktop.
According to Kuo, the glass casing on the back of the device will be available in seven color options: gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid and pink.
Better battery life
Kuo also reported bigger batteries in the new series: 3,000 mAh battery in the S8 and 3,500 mAh in the S8+.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to go on sale Friday, April 21, according to Kuo. But earlier reports claimed the device would be delayed until April 28.