Samsung is set to launch two versions of its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, both with a new ‘infinity’ screen, iris scanner and rear fingerprint scanner.
That’s according to a new wave of information released anonymously by sources close to the company. They say that Samsung will offer 5–inch and 6–inch models of its upcoming flagship device, with a launch date in late March. The device will then go on sale around 21st April.
This latest news comes just a day after Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong–jin, confirmed that the Galaxy S8 would not be launching at February’s Mobile World Congress.
The ‘infinity’ screen on the Galaxy S8 will be curved on both versions, much like that found in the current Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s been given its name thanks to the edge–to–edge nature of the design, with an extremely thin bezel around the display.
Samsung’s decision to include an iris scanner suggests it is looking to bring over tech which first appeared in last year’s discontinued Galaxy Note 7.
The same report claims Samsung will also include a standard headphone slot, flying in the face of rumours which pointed towards the Korean company copying Apple’s decision to ditch the well worn tech from last year’s iPhone 7.
The device is also believed to have a new processor, a new version of the duo camera from 2016’s Galaxy S7 and 64GB of storage, which can be boosted by up to 256GB via microSD.