[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics' upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29 in separate “Unpacked” events in New York and London, the Korean tech giant announced on Feb. 26 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The company also sent a teaser image to the media that hinted at the phone’s overall styling -- curved edges on the device. The home button on the bottom also seems to be absent but nothing has been confirmed.
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Rumors are piling up about the new phone. Among other things, the screen is expected to be larger than ever, covering most part of the front body. According to rumors the phone comes in two variants -- 5.2-inch S8 and 6.2-inch S8 Plus.
With the possible removal of the home button, the phone is rumored to feature on-screen fingerprint scanning. Some sources say the phone could have a rear-mounted, fingerprint scanner.
Other key rumored features include a 3,500 mAh battery, the same capacity in the discontinued Note 7; the industry’s highest level of water- and dust-resistance; an AI assistance system; and an upgraded selfie camera.
After the unveiling event in March, its sales are expected to start on April 21, sources say.
By Lee Ji-yoon (email@example.com)