Samsung is planning to launch its Galaxy S8 handset on March 29th, but we’ve already seen photos, videos, and even press images leak ahead of its debut. A fresh round of hands-on images have leaked today, and they give us a slightly better look at some big design changes Samsung is making to its 2017 flagship smartphone.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship will be available in two sizes and feature an almost bezel-less “infinity” display and iris scanner, according to sources that spoke with The Guardian.
If the rumors are correct, the two S8 models (codenamed Dream and Dream 2) will have curved displays around the 5-inch and 6-inch realms that wrap around the left- and right-hand edges of the screen, a-la the current Galaxy S7 Edge.
Anything Apple can do, Samsung usually has a good go at doing too, and it looks like wireless earbuds could be appearing with this year's right after turning up on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The usually reliable on a tip-off that Samsung is working on new AirPod-style earbuds of its own to launch alongside the phone in a few months, though as yet it's not clear if they'll be bundled with the handset or offered as an optional accessory.
Samsung has announced that next year's Galaxy S8 smartphone will come equipped with its very own artificially intelligent assistant service.
It’s not clear how long Samsung has been planning to integrate this technology into its phones, but it was only as recently as October that the company announced its acquisition of Viv Labs Inc. Viv Labs is a firm run by a co-creator of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and Samsung is planning to introduce Viv into its home appliances and wearable technology as well as its smartphones.